Google had officially unveiled the Android 7.1 Nougat last month where it promised that the latest version of Android OS will be pushed to its Nexus devices sometime in December. Apparently, the company has locked down December 6 to roll out the Nougat update.
According to Vodafone Australia website, the update along with a security patch will be rolled out to the Nexus 6P users on the December 6. Considering the fact that the Nexus 5X launched along with the 6P, the update is likely to be rolled out to 5X as well on the same date. In addition, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Pixel C are also expected to receive the update.
The web page clearly lists out how the update will be rolled out, how to install it and few other details. As per the details listed, the update is said to be approximately 650MB in size and will be available as a firmware over-the-air (FOTA) update.
The update will be progressively (spread across 14 days) rolled out and eligible handsets will be alerted about the same. In case, users won’t get any alerts, it is recommended to check for the update manually.
On the first 3 days of roll out, 10,000 devices will be selected at random, additional 10% of the remaining pool are selected per day, and on day 14 the update will be available for all.
In case you’re curious about the update and can’t wait until a week or so, you can download and install the Android 7.1 Developer Preview right away from this link.