Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update for Nexus 5X — What you should know

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Google released the developer preview for Android Nougat last year. Select beta tester received the Android Nougat update on their Nexus 5X devices so that they could test and analyze the update.

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Since then, Google has released numerous firmwares of Android Nougat. The latest Android update to hit Nexus 5X is the Android Nougat 7.1.1 Update. The January Android 7.1.1 update for Nexus 5X is just a security patch for the month of January.

In this article, we take a look at Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, problems affecting the users who have installed the Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, and their potential fixes.

Android 7.1.1 Update For Nexus 5X

Google recently released the January security patch for Android Nougat 7.1.1. The update just brings a few security enhancements to the system. The update is not a major one and is therefore not big either.

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We have spent the last few days testing the performance of Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. The battery life of the device after the update is unaffected. The performance is how you would expect it to be.

After installing Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, if you find sudden, unexplained battery drain, you should give your device some time to settle into the update. The battery problem in the Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update should go away in a few days.

There seem to be no connectivity issues either. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are functioning perfectly. We have tested the Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update with multiple routers. There haven’t been any system errors or random reboots on the device either.

UI is fluid and fast. We haven’t seen any dropped frames in the animation of any lag after installing the Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update.

How to prepare for Android 7.1.1 Update

You will want to install the Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update as soon as it is available. However, we recommend that you take some steps before you install Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update on your device.

There is no way to foresee what problem you will face once you install the update. Take a look at this guide to see the steps you should follow before installing any update.

Even if you skip a few steps, make sure that you at least make a full backup of your device. This will ensure that you don’t lose your important files such as photos, videos, and other media.

Nexus 5X Android Nougat Problems

All new updates bring their own set of problems, and the Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is no exception. Users all over the world are complaining about various problems in the update.

Most of the complaints are related to battery life and connectivity issues such as Bluetooth and cellular. Other complaints are related to UI lag and random crashes.

Although these problems are not a good story, the silver lining is that the problems in Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update are not widespread either. To make sure that you face zero loss even in you run into these problems, make sure that you follow the recommended steps before installing the update.

Nexus 5X Android Nougat Fixes

It is very unlikely that you, as a user, will run into problems with Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. However, if you do, there is no need to fret. Most likely, the problem you are facing has a simple solution, and that solution is available online.

All you have to do as the first step is to Google your problem and find the most appropriate solution. If that doesn’t work or if you don’t get satisfactory results, you can also check out Google’s Discussion Forums or YouTube. Additionally, you can also check out XDA forums for solutions to the problems you are facing.

Android Marshmallow vs Android Nougat

Android Nougat brings some enhancements over Android Marshmallow. These improvements include a better and more organized notification menu, as well as enhancements to security options.

There are other visually appealing changes as well. For a detailed view of the changes in Android Nougat, read this article.

Android 7.1.2 for Nexus 5X?

Google recently confirmed the Android Nougat 7.1.2 update for Nexus 5X. The update is supposed to be released in March. Before that, the company will push out the monthly security patch for February 2017.

Google has described the Android 7.1.2 update for Nexus 5X as an ‘incremental update’ – an update that is focused on fixing the problems in Android 7.1.1, and thereby bringing minor usage improvements. Users who are facing problems in Android 7.1.1 will be happy to hear the following Android 7.1.2 update.