Nexus 5X gets stability and performance improvements in addition to security patches


The long overdue sequel to the 2013 Nexus 5 was more than enthusiastically received by Android purists last fall, especially those not into phablets still. On paper, you almost couldn’t find the N5X a single flaw, and discounts came surprisingly soon after the phone’s launch to further increase its wow factor.

But there’s no such thing as (low-cost) perfection, and some of the reviewers’ and users’ praise was quickly offset by reports of totally unexpected performance issues. These weren’t as critical as to make devices unfunctional, yet they were nagging enough to palpably impact user experience and require amendment.

Google’s obviously been listening to your feedback and various forum complaints, reacting with stability enhancements built into the latest monthly security update. This only revises security features on other Nexus devices, but for the 5X, it’s got “a number of bug fixes that will improve overall stability, connectivity, and performance” in store.

The over-the-air rollout has begun yesterday, but if you’re yet to receive the extensive goodie pack, you can manually download it from the search giant’s servers, then install the factory image. Namely, the MHC19J build “for the vast majority of the world, including major US carriers.”

Alas, specific glitches being tackled by the specific Nexus 5X update aren’t revealed in the newest general security bulletin or on Reddit by verified Google employee GoogleNexusCM. That’s why we’re asking you to help us compile a changelog. The comments section is all yours.

Sources: Reddit, Google Developers, Android Source

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Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).