Carrier updates are usually slow to roll out, but it looks like at least some carriers are putting in the extra effort when it comes to the Android 7.0 update for the Nexus 6P. Following on from Optus approving the update the other day, Vodafone has today advised that they’ve approved the update and it should be rolling out from today.
Last week, Vodafone was reporting that they had referred an issue with the Nougat update back to Huawei, that appears to have been resolved now, so it’s going to start rolling out. The update will be staggered, so you may not get it right away. But if you’re in the initial launch group, you should be able to go to Settings > About Device > Check for Updates and get a prompt to update your device.
The fastest way to get an update to Nougat beyond waiting for your carrier – we’re looking at you Telstra and Virgin Mobile – is to enroll your device in the Beta program. Once enrolled, Google is shooting an OTA prompt to the full version of Nougat almost instantly to devices eligible to receieve it. Devices able to be enrolled in the beta program includes the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Pixel C.
If you’re wanting a taste of Nougat then there’s definitely ways to get it, so start checking for updates, or join the beta program.