+ Tuesday October 15th, 2019

After rolling out the latest Beta to Pixel, Nexus Player and Nexus 5X devices a mere few weeks ago, Nexus 6P owners are today receiving a long awaited prompt to download Android 7.1.2 (NPG05F).

The Android 7.1.2 Beta, which is almost 1300MB in size brings along a number of fixes, though not the Fingerprint Gestures from Pixel devices that showed up in the update for the Nexus 5X.

When Google launched the Beta for 7.1.2, they described the update as ‘an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements’, the update as you’d expect also included a number of bugfixes and optimisations as well as a small number of enhancements for carriers and users.

If you’re a Nexus 6P owner and you’d like to try out the Android 7.1.2 Beta you can sign in to your account at the Google Beta dashboard and enroll your device. The prompt to download the latest Beta should show up quite quickly. We’re downloading it now, and if you find any new features let us know.

Source: @bluewall, and @erraggy.

Daniel Tyson  


Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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Slavic Galushkin
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How the hell is a 1.3 gig update just a freakin’ “maintenance update”? Google, what the hell are you doing?

Wayne Moore
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Keen to give this a go but I’m running Pixel apps (launcher, Assistant, etc) so I might wait until I see an updated set of apps on XDA before I hit the button.



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32gb phones suck there always no space on them sigh

Teh Bdg
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I ended up buying a 128GB Nexus 6P in a sale so didn’t cost more than the 64GB model. I wasn’t expecting that additional memory to make such a difference, but it really does. I never even think about whether I have space, because I just do.

I’m definitely coming around to thinking 64GB should be the minimum for any flagship phone.

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