Nexus 6P Gets Big Boost from Android 7.1.2 Nougat

Almost two years ago Google collaborated with Huawei and launched Nexus 6P. The smartphone is considered as being a consumer favorite and it’s selling well to this day. However, Nexus 6P’s popularity soon started fading away once Google decided to depart from the Nexus brand. The Android parent has showed interested towards pursuing its own path in the smartphone industry over the years, but now it has finally decided to do it by launching Pixel and Pixel XL.

Android 7.1.2

Many started believing that Nexus 6P is going to be left behind and that Google is going to put all of its focus on Pixel and Pixel XL. Fortunately, Google decided to prove everyone wrong when it started rolling out Android 7.1.2 Nougat to Nexus 6P.

Exclusive Features

The main reason why customers started steering away from Nexus 6P is because Google equipped its Pixel smartphone flagship with exclusive features which made it more appealing than Nexus 6P. While it might sound like Google is generating huge amounts of profits as a result of this, it isn’t.

As everyone might already know, Pixel and Pixel XL are quite expensive and not everyone can afford them. Therefore, Google started losing money when it showed that it prefers Pixel over Nexus 6P. Fortunately, Google decided to cater to mid-ranged  customers once again and brought Nexus 6P up to par with Pixel and Pixel XL in terms of features as a courtesy of Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

Fingerprint Gestures Support and Google Assistant

Google has specifically designed Android 7.1.2 Nougat to be an incremental maintenance release. However, the Android parent decided to include fingerprint gestures support for Nexus 6P. The feature is really nice to have since it allows Nexus 6P owners to access their notifications by simply swiping on the fingerprint sensor. In addition, the feature really mashes well with the smartphone’s rear sided fingerprint sensor.

Even though Android 7.1.2 Nougat didn’t bring Google Assistant, the AI is expected to arrive in an upcoming software update. Nexus 6P owners should be happy to know that Google Assistant will give them the ability to control their smartphone only through vocal commands.

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