Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus 6P on hold after reports of battery draining too fast (UPDATE)

Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus 6P on hold after reports of battery draining too fast (UPDATE)
If you managed to download the Android 7.0 Nougat factory image for the Nexus 6P right after Google released it last month, then chances are you're affected by serious performance and battery issues.

In the meantime, the factory images for the Nexus 6P have been pulled from the Google Nexus OTA page, but the damage has already been done for many users.

Unfortunately, Google and Huawei have been mum on the matter since the release of Android 7.0 Nougat, so Nexus 6P owners who haven't yet upgraded to Android N are still waiting for the update.

The good news is at least one carrier confirmed that the rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat is on hold due to an unknown issue. Here is Vodafone Australia's short statement regarding the update:

An issue is affecting rollout of this software update and we are working with Huawei to resolve ASAP. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will keep you posted as soon as we have an update.”

As mentioned earlier, Google hasn't pushed Android 7.0 Nougat OTA to Nexus 6P units after many owners who flashed the factory images reported the phone's battery is draining too fast after the upgrade.

On a side note, the same issue seems to affect the Nexus 9 LTE, but we don't have any official confirmation from Google or another carrier.

It's also worth noting that this seems to be a problem from Huawei's part, if we are to believe Vodafone's statement, so Google is not to blame for the unexpected delay of the Android 7.0 Nougat for the Nexus 6P. Have you managed to upgrade your Nexus 6P to Android N yet? Do you have any issues with your battery after the update?

UPDATE: Google has just released the factory and OTA images for the Nexus 6P. Version build number NRD90U is now available for download and includes the September security update.



1. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

More wakelock nonsense as we've seen occurring randomly on various devices running Marshmallow and Lollipop (Nexus devices included). They really need to test the Google Services and Google Play Services updates before rolling them out as those were the biggest offenders.

3. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

It's arguably that and the 6P has pretty lousy battery life to begin with for whatever reasons but probably cause of the 810. If Google were to actualy fix the wakelock bugs i think we'd all see our battery life increase 20-50%.

25. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

This has been going on from ever since that s**tty lollipop released. I've been talking about it for years but nobody else seems to notice it for whatever reason.

27. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I've been searching for topics relating to such things and found that forums are full of complaints since lollipop yet no solutions to be found. Some people evem respond by saying that it's overblown or the user is doing something wrong and shouldn't blame google. It's f**king nonsense that a company that insists on hiring alumni from the best schools cannot make an effort in stamping out as many bugs as possible in a timely manner and instead add more bloat/ features (depending on hiw you look at it).

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered


22. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Alright, that's enough Mxyzptlk. Apple, the brand you prefer, has had more than its share of issues with software updates, so you have no room to criticize.

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I never said they didn't. I just find it fun to kick the ant bed when it's my turn. I know software updates aren't always going to be perfect.

36. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Just let him be, or make him spell his name backwards...

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Meanwhile, my Nexus 6 still hasn't gotten the OTA.......... Thanks a bunch Google......go f**k yourselves. *Super triggered

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Right! Google has to bend over backwards to serve you, one Apple user with a long trolling history. For your information, nobody owns you a living, casual Android users don't care about phone upgrade, power users takes care of their own via XDA. Go cry to your Apple Mama!!!

8. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Dafuq did I just read? Look fam', if you're going to waste my time with your gibberish, at least make it entertaining. So I'll say it again........go f**k yourselves....

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're deflecting by bringing up Apple, a usual tactic of Android trolls.

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Is there any thing new here? Both of you are not new PA members that you could denial being a troll from Apple camp. I could have Nougat this instance if I want it bad enough for my Samsung Tab S

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No you can't. A custom ROM isn't the same despite deluding yourself that it is.

9. Elfmonster unregistered

None of my nexus devices is scheduled to get n. How is Google expected to address fragmentation with Samsung if it can't even defrag its own products?

35. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

How old are your Nexus devices though? The problem is Samsung in some cases is dropping support a lot sooner than Google is for their Nexus devices. And they're taking longer to get the updates out in the first place.

4. mudcat626

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

That's Ad Droid.....

5. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Google should just have OEMS like LG, HTC, Sony, and Samsung built their Nexus line.

30. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

That's what they've been doing for quite awhile now (except for Sony). This is Huawei's first Nexus device, and they've had no more trouble than any other Nexus.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Haven't noticed a difference really. Then again, battery life was getting lousy on 6.0.1 already.

10. heartagram616

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 08, 2016

I "upgraded" to Nougat and my battery has been terrible. I use my phone to stream music all day at work and I used to make it all through the day and into the evening now my battery is low by at 2:00 pm everyday. Really hope they push a fix for this very soon.

11. Jjw8582

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 08, 2016

I downloaded beta version of nougat and have had no issues. My battery last me all day or more depending on usage. Using nexus 6p and loving it

13. KickRocks

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Yup, same boat, no issues here on my 6P, if anything battery has gotten better. Thanks Google!

15. phonegeek2

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

I agree with you. Maybe there's a difference if you were initially enrolled in the android beta program, vs upgrading from marshmallow to Nougat? I'm! Enrolled as well in the beta program, and (knock on wood of course ) my 6p's battery seems to be fine...

31. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I entered the beta after the final version was released, and then left the beta after I got the update. I'm not seeing anything bad. Right now I have the same to maybe slightly better battery life than I had before.

24. Marienx

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

I've had the beta and updated to full 7. I noticed it drains a bit more after update to 7, but not to the extent to complain about it. It still lasts me good.

12. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I remember lolliflop would drain my Nexus 4 in 2 hours when on standby. They finally release one that was decent. But took my Nexus 7 out. Had to root.

14. chenski

Posts: 762; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

No difference on mine

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

19. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

In the meantime I am rocking iOS 10 beta with no issues.

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