After a two-week delay, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in the Android Beta Program are finally getting the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat, as the update is rolling out now.
Android 7.1.1 started reaching the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as other Nexus devices, earlier this month. Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X users in the beta program, however, have been left waiting for the update up until now.
Two weeks later, Android 7.1.1 is finally hitting the Nexus 5X and 6P in the beta program, easing concerns. While the final build of Android 7.1.1 is not widely different from the second Developer Preview that hit the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 and Pixel C back in November, Beta Program device users were concerned about the delay because it meant they would get the December Android security patch so late in the month.
Monthly Android security updates aim to boost security on Android devices by issuing vulnerability patches that would counter potential threats. Pixel and Nexus devices that are not in the beta program got the latest December security patch earlier this month, whereas Nexus 6P and 5X beta testers are just getting it now.
Android 7.1.1 Rolling Out Now With December Security Patch
Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X owners enrolled in the beta program reported that the update started becoming available at last and it's pretty tiny. The Nexus 6P update weighs in at 26 MB, while the Nexus 5X one takes up 65 MB.
A number of users report receiving the update already, but the rollout is not complete just yet. Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X users in the beta program who have yet to get Android 7.1.1 should get it momentarily, as it shouldn't take more than a few days for the update to reach all devices.
To manually check whether the update is available for your device, access your phone's Settings > About phone > System update > Check for update. As a heads up, note that the update process will involve two reboots so don't worry about getting stuck into a loop — two reboots are normal.
Android 7.1.1 brings a number of neat features and improvements to the table, including an app shortcut, new emoji, the ability to share GIFs from the keyboard, and more.
If you've already received the latest Android 7.1.1 on your Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P in the beta program, let us know how it all fares in the comment section below.