Nexus 6P Android Nougat update delayed, carrier reveals

by Jacob Kleinman | September 8, 2016

Plenty of Nexus 6P owners are still waiting to get the promised Android Nougat software upgrade that was officially released last month. We still don’t know exactly what’s causing the delay, but an update from Vodafone Australia may shed a little light on the situation.

The carrier posted a quick note this week, confirming the delay and promising that it’s working with Huawei to resolve the issue. Vodafone doesn’t offer any details beyond that, but the post seems to suggest that Google might not be involved. Android Police also notes that the Nougat update has been causing performance and battery life issues for some Nexus 6P units, which could explain the delay.

Over on Reddit, an Android fan going by the username “androbada525” reached out to Google and got a response. The search giant allegedly said that devices purchased straight from the Google Store should already have access to Android Nougat. However, if you got your Nexus 6P from another carrier then it’s up them to push out the new software.

Unfortunately, we still don’t really know when Android Nougat will reach the Nexus 6P. It’s already been a few weeks since the rollout officially began and even diehard Android fans are probably starting to get a little impatient at this point.



Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...