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

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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.




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