Nexus 6P finally gets Android 7.1.2 beta (UPDATE)

Last month, when the Android 7.1.2 beta was first rolling out to the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, and Pixel C devices, it was announced that the Nexus 6P would receive the beta at a later date. Well, consider yesterday to have been that later date as Nexus 6P owners have started receiving the update OTA. Remember though, that only those who are members of the Android Beta Program can receive this update. 

If you're a Nexus 6P owner, it had to get you upset to see that the lesser-spec'd Nexus 5X receive the update before your phone had it. But that is all behind you now. And if you are not a member of the Beta program, signing up is a snap. Go to accounts.google.com and sign in using the email address that you employ on the phone. Click on "Enroll Device" next to the phone you want to, well, enroll. Go ahead and accept the terms, read all of the boilerplate warnings, and click on join Beta.

UPDATE: Perhaps we were too hasty in saying that Nexus 6P owners won't have to be jealous of Nexus 5X owners anymore. It turns out that the Android 7.1.2 beta on the Huawei built Nexus 6P does not include the "Moves" gestures for the fingerprint scanner. These gestures can help check notifications on the screen and open or flip the camera. The Nexus 5X does offer these gestures thanks to the Android 7.1.2 beta update. Unless the final version of the build includes the feature for the Nexus 6P, it appears we will have a Hatfield-McCoy type rivalry that will last for some time.

The only handsets eligible to join are the two Pixel models, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Pixel C tablet, Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player. The Android 7.1.2 beta weighs in at 1.3GB and is being sent out on a staggered basis. If you haven't yet received the update on your Nexus 6P, be patient. Android 7.1.2 beta will hit your phone shortly.

source: AndroidCentral

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Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)

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3 Comments

1. aman5mathur

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

A relatively minor update weighing almost 1.3 GB!

2. fbarousse

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

ja...And it just happens that my pristine Nexus 6P just got converted into a paperweight, just a few days after its warranty expired. On 7.1.1 (beta program, OTA installed) out of nowhere, rebooted and got into this never-ending bootloop bug...seems to be a hardware well known issue. Very pissed-off because of this... Maybe getting to the point of no more Google phones (Nexus, Pixels...whatever comes new)...as much as I like them, too many fails, too many broken promises.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't think I've noticed anything new with the update... And I have yet to experience any issues with it so there's a plus. I really wish it included the gestures. That would be a welcome feature that I would actually use. Meh, oh well, life goes on I suppose.

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