Nexus 6P Receives Enhancements and Cool Feature Alongside Android 7.1.2 Nougat

Google has created many smartphones along the years but Nexus 6P is certainly the most successful one of them. The smartphone is being regarded as a consumer favorite and its sales percentages seem to always be growing. The main reason why Nexus 6P is selling so well it’s because Google is directly in charge of it and this means that Nexus 6P owners are going to be among the first ones to receive Google’s latest updates. In fact, Nexus 6P has recently received the latest version of Google’s Nougat operating system.

Android 7.1.2 Nougat

The Android parent has announced that Android 7.1.2 Nougat is mainly focused on tweaks and enhancements. Even better, alongside all those enhancements Android 7.1.2 Nougat also brings a treat for Nexus 6P owners. The treat we are talking about is fingerprint gestures support and it allows Nexus 6P owners to drag down their notifications panel by simply swiping their finger on the device’s scanner. Fingerprint gestures support might not be an amazing and innovative feature, but it’s nice to have especially since Nexus 6P is quite large in size.

How to Download the Update

The update is being rolled out OTA (over the air) and it arrives to 10,000 randomly selected Nexus 6P devices each day. Therefore, Android 7.1.2 Nougat should appear in the notifications panel any time now. However, the update can also be manually triggered by accessing the smartphone’s Settings – About Device panel.


As previously mentioned, Android 7.1.2 Nougat has been packed with tweaks and enhancements. However, many of them are under the hood tweaks that Nexus 6P owners will not even notice that they are there. The most important one of them being the enhancement of Nexus 6P’s Bluetooth network connectivity.

Final Words

It’s great seeing that Google hasn’t forgotten about its older Nexus brand and that Nexus 6P is still going to receive future updates. In fact, Google is actually working on an Android 8.0 developer preview that’s specifically being developed for Nexus 6P. The only downside is that we can’t know for sure when Google is going to decide to start rolling out Android 8.0.

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