Owners of the Nexus 6P who enrolled in the Android Beta Program were able to download the first Developer Preview of the Android N back in March and test out the new features. Well, the name of the operating system (Nougat) was announced when the Developer Preview 4 was launched, and the official release date was on August 22.
The factory images were firstly available to download from Google Developers site, for the Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi), Pixel C and Nexus Player, which have the same build number as the devices that received the OTA update. Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out for the Nexus 6P and the factory image has been posted by Google.
The Nexus 6P is a phablet built by Huawei and which was released last fall with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the box. The device has a premium design, featuring a metallic body with a slightly protruding black glass strip at the top that houses the rear camera and below, there’s a fingerprint scanner that can be used to lock/unlock the device or to make payments using the new Android Pay service.
The screen of the Nexus 6P measures 5.7-inch and it supports a QHD resolution at 518ppi, being protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Huawei has used a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset which was powered by an octa-core (4×1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A57) processor and it supported an Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Unfortunately, the lack of the microSD card slot didn’t please fans, who had to choose between the three variants of internal memories: 32/64/128 GB. In terms of cameras, on the back was used a 12.3MP camera with laser autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, and the secondary one came with a high resolution of 8MP. The 3450 mAh battery made a good impressing, lasting an entire day on a single charge.
The build that the owners of the Nexus 6P should get is NRD90U, and it’s different from the previous beta OTA with the build NRD90M, which brought the August 5 security patch.