It’s happening: Android 7.0 Nougat factory and OTA images for Nexus 6P now up for grabs

Whatever mysterious issue Huawei had to resolve at the eleventh twelfth hour, it’s probably fixed (about darn time), with the Nexus 6P now added to the still unusually short list of Google-backed devices able to officially and widely score Nougat goodies.

All you need to do is visit the search giant’s developer webpages, locate your respective factory or OTA Android 7.0 image, then download and install it following a simple set of instructions. Unless you were enrolled in the build N’s beta program, in which case you’re likely all set by now.

Both binary image files are labeled NRD90U, tipping the scales at over 1GB, and containing September security patches in addition to all your typical stock Android Nougat enhancements and tweaks. You know, multi-window view, aka Split Screen, quick app switching, Vulkan API support for high-performance 3D graphics, Doze on the Go, updated and all-new emoji, and so on.

The Huawei Nexus 6P finally fully joins a silky smooth OS party where the Nexus 5X, Wi-Fi-only N9, Nexus Player, and Pixel C got earlier invitations. The LTE-capable N9 and the original Nexus 6’s were probably lost in the mail. But Google has to print out and send new ones sooner or later. Sooner would be appreciated. ASAP!

Sources: Google (1), (2)

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