Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P gets Android 7.1.2 Update Soon
These past few days have not been so good for Nexus 6 owners. Google recently rolled out this month’s security patch to Nexus 6 and surprisingly it did something more than enhance its security. Once the update has been installed, the smartphone’s Android Pay feature suddenly started malfunctioning. If things couldn’t get worse, Google announced that it’s going to exclude Nexus 6 from its Android Beta Program.
Nexus 6 Receives Downgrade
The aforementioned security patch caused Nexus 6 to malfunction so hard that Google was forced to roll out an Android 7.0 Nougat downgrade. The Nexus community was angered by this because Google didn’t mention this was happening and just rolled out the downgrade. Many Nexus 6 owners didn’t read the info and unknowingly downgraded their smartphone.
The reason why Android Pay started malfunctioning is because Nexus 6 wasn’t able to pass the SafetyNet test anymore. This test is quite important since it decides if the smartphone in cause is secure enough to perform mobile banking and payments. However, downgrading Nexus 6’s operating system isn’t going according to plan. Because the smartphone used to run on Android 7.1.1 and its apps are not working as they should on Android 7.0.
On the bright side though, Google confirmed that Nexus 6 is going to be upgraded back to Android 7.1.1 in the not so far away future. Once the Android parent manages to fix this annoying issue, Nexus 6 will go back to Android 7.1.1.
Nexus 6P Receives Delayed Feature
When the first build of Android 7.1.2 developer preview came out, it brought fingerprint gestures support to Nexus 5X. Everyone was shocked to find out that Nexus 6P was excluded, especially since Nexus 6P is newer than Nexus 5X.
It looks like Google needed some extra time to optimize this feature so it works flawlessly on Nexus 6P because the smartphone has just received the feature in the second build of Android 7.1.2 beta. This update gives Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners the ability to open up their notification panel just by simply swiping over the fingerprint sensor.