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Google Nexus 6P receives a device performance update as well

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Google Nexus 6P receives a device performance update as well
A few days ago, we told you that the Google Nexus 5X has received a notable performance update alongside the March security update. Hours ago, a verified Google employee who acts as Google Nexus Comunity manager on Reddit announced that the Huawei Nexus 6P is also getting its share of performance improvements.

The new update for the Google Nexus 6P will have your phone running build number MHC19I, up from the current MMB29Q Android build. Aside from containing the March security patch, the OTA update also includes the performance updates that Google has baked into the MHC19J build for the Nexus 5X.

According to Google, the new update for the Nexus 6P contains updates meant to improve the performance and the stability of the Nexus 6P. Aside from 'general device performance', other fixes include a patch for the alarm system, connectivity improvements, as well as carrier-specific bug fixes.

Some owners have been reporting that the performance of the Google Nexus 6P takes a hit when the device is under stress. According to custom Android kernel developer Francisco Franco, this update takes specific actions to fix this issue. Google took measures such as the boosting the internal kernel tick rate, adopting a less aggressive RAM memory conservation system, as well as optimizing IO performance.

It remains to be seen if the new update for the Nexus 6P actually translates into better device performance overall. If you're rocking a Nexus 6P and have received the update, make sure to weigh in your opinion in the comment section below!

source: Reddit
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posted on 10 Mar 2016, 07:26 1

1. KidAndroid (Posts: 32; Member since: 04 Nov 2014)

We'll never know because all of us with a Nexus 6P are now running the Android N Preview build lol. We'll get to the update for performance whenever we roll back..... Which will be after realizing they have alot of work to still do on split screen multitasking since you can't even watch a YouTube video while scrolling a Web page in Chrome which should have been working before they pushed the first preview IMO. I mean other apps I can see not working but the two main Google Apps should have right

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 08:01 4

2. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4783; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)

It's a preview, it's not going to be 100%, otherwise they'd be pushing it as a regular update to all users.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 08:44 3

3. Scott93274 (Posts: 5403; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

I haven't tried split screen mode yet, I simply updated the phone last night and went to bed. Now it's morning and with my first 30 minutes of use the phone appears more responsive, and I like the new notifications.

You just have to remember that this preview is for developers so that 3rd parties can update their apps accordingly, and not for people like you who expect everything to work on the first beta release.

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 08:50 1

4. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

burn. lol

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 12:44 1

6. vincelongman (Posts: 5069; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Actually Android N would have those performance improving of commits too

But with Android N is an alpha build, so other bugs/changes (e.g. new animations aren't fully finished)

So you may not notice the performance improvements yet

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 09:12

5. chaco (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Jul 2015)

(only for rooted folks)
MHC19I "breaks" TWRP if you are rooted. Apparently some changes occured where twrp is unable to decrypt phone anymore.

I read that u may flash SuperSU2.68 onto MMB29V, flash MHC19I boot, system and vendor, them boot into recovery right after and USB OTG flash supersu2.68
(even then twrp cant decrypt phone, but u will have root)

Pretty sure we will see an update for TWRP soon.

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