The Nougat update for the Huawei built Nexus 6P is in full rollout mode as of today with Vodafone Australia advising the halted Over The Air (OTA) update will re-commence today.
The update was halted last week as they advised that they had found an issue that was ‘affecting rollout of this software update and we are working with Huawei to resolve ASAP’. The source of the issue hasn’t been divulged, but it is now resolved and Vodafone Australia is advising that the rollout will start again from 5pm today.
Other Australian carriers who carried the Nexus 6P on contract in Australia include Optus and their subsidiary Virgin Mobile. We approached both carriers regarding the status of their rollout of the Nougat update for the phone and Virgin advised that they had completed testing and ‘the Nougat update for the Nexus 6P is available to Virgin Mobile customers’. When asked about their update, Optus advised that there had been ‘No halt to Optus’ update. It has already been rolled out to Optus customers’.
In real terms, there should be no barriers to downloading the Nougat update for the Nexus 6P. Simply enrolling your Nexus phone in the Beta program prompts an almost immediate prompt to update to the release version of Nougat, Google also recently posted the factory image for the phone on their Nexus Files page, so if you want to you can even start afresh with a complete wipe.
If you’re a Vodafone customer and been waiting on the OTA update though you should be getting a prompt to download the OTA shortly.