Google rolled out Developer Preview of Android 7.1 for Nexus lineup of devices early November. Back then, it said Google will release another update for Android 7.1, followed by the final public release to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) in December. Now, a mobile carrier has listed the specific date for the roll out of the update. According to Vodafone Australia website, Google will roll out Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Nexus 6P on December 6. The update is 650MB in size and bears build number NMF26F. The site reveals Android 7.1.1 has security patch update for December 2016.
Huawei Nexus 6P users are advised to make sure their device is fully charged before they download the update. Also, it is important you back up important data such as photos, contacts, messages etc. Users will be prompted when the Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) update is available for download. The update can also be downloaded from System updates option in About tab of Settings menu.
The site has put out full details of how the update will be rolled out for users. It reads:
The update will be progressively rolled out:
Day 1-3: 10,000 phones are selected at random to be eligible for the update, users are either alerted via FOTA Push Message or must check manually for the update
Day 4-13: an additional 10% of the remaining pool are selected per day and users must check manually for the update
Day 14: All devices are eligible for the update
This means that all Nexus 6P users are expected to receive the Android Nougat 7.1.1 update by December 20. However, Google hasn’t made the information official yet. Google’s new update brings with it new features such as app shortcuts and image keyboard support.