Google Nexus 6P Gets March Security Patch, Performance Update And Bug Fixes


The Huawei-made Google Nexus 6P is now getting an update that should notably improve performance, bring some bug fixes and the March security patch.

The Nexus 6P update follows shortly after the LG-made Nexus 5X started getting its update package, which is supposed to resolve a number of issues related to performance, stability and connectivity.

Once the Nexus 5X got the update it was only a matter of time until its bigger brother, the Nexus 6P, got a similar treat. The update is now here, rolling out now to bring roughly the same improvements as for the Nexus 5X.

A verified Google employee who goes by the name Orrin and serves as Google's Nexus Community manager on Reddit says that an OTA update is now rolling out for the Nexus 6P. The update reportedly includes "a number of bug fixes that will improve overall stability and performance" on the smartphone.

The latest Nexus 6P update will bring the smartphone to build number MHC19I and will include the same performance updates that Google packed into the Nexus 5X MHC19J build. The update also brings the March security patch, as expected.

In addition to security updates and the overall performance and stability improvements, this new update also fixes the issues with the alarm system, brings connectivity improvements and adds bug fixes for carrier versions of the Nexus 6P.

In response to the Nexus Community Manager's post on Reddit, users have been flocking with more requests for fixes, complaining about Bluetooth issues, LTE bugs, excessive auto-rotate sensitivity and more.

When asked whether the Android N developer preview contains the fixes included in this Nexus 6P update, the Google employee makes a solid point.

"In theory, yes," reads the response. "But do keep in mind that the N developer preview is a whole other story, so you can't really compare the two or expect it to be functioning like a consumer version would."

The update also includes some kernel tweaks, bumping the tick rate from 100 Hz to 300 Hz for better performance when it comes to background and foreground threads.

It remains to be seen whether this new Nexus 6P update will indeed improve the overall performance of the device and fix the annoying issues it has, but so far things look promising. If you already got the update, drop by our comment section and let us know how it fares.

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