Nexus 5X Now Available with Android 7.1.2 Nougat
We have some great news for Nexus 5X smartphone owners. Google has started rolling out Android 7.1.2 Nougat to them. However, the update is not exclusive for Nexus 5X and it will also arrive to Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P and Nexus Player. In fact, Pixel C has received the major software update ahead of everyone else.
Android 7.1.2 Nougat is being regarded as an incremental maintenance update that is mainly focused on fixing bugs and enhancing the overall Android user experience with minor tweaks. Regarding bug fixes, the update takes care of the highly annoying pink banding of Nexus 5X’s camera footage. We should also mention that Android 7.1.2 Nougat also takes care of Google Pixel’s hardware malfunction that caused it to shutdown early.
Tweaks and Features
Alongside the aforementioned bug fixes, Android 7.1.2 Nougat also brings fingerprint gestures support to Nexus 5X. The feature allows Nexus 5X users to open up their notification panel by simply swiping on the fingerprint sensor. When it comes to tweaks, Nexus 5X owners should be happy to know that Android 7.1.2 Nougat enhances their Bluetooth connectivity.
April Security Bulletin
One of the best things about Google’s latest software updates is that they also tighten security. Each month Google launches a new security patch and Android 7.1.2 Nougat includes April’s update. The security bulletin is highly important because it takes care of some major vulnerability threats. With that being said, Nexus 5X owners should make sure to download the update ASAP.
Android 7.1.2 Nougat Issues
Usually when Google starts rolling out an update, some unexpected issues pop up such as extra battery drainage. Fortunately, Android 7.1.2 Nougat has been perfectly optimized and it doesn’t include any annoying issues. User reports are showing that Nexus 5X actually runs faster than normal once Android 7.1.2 Nougat has been installed.
On another note, Nexus 6 and 9 owners shouldn’t expect Android 7.1.2 to come their way. Google has officially stopped supporting the aforementioned smartphones and this means that both of them will remain on Android 7.1.1 Nougat from now on. However, there are always custom ROMs such as LineageOS which are compatible with Nexus 6 and 9.