According to a telecom operator, Google could be looking to release Android 7.1.1 in early December. Vodafone Australia has put out a page on its website to help Nexus 6P owners prepare their smartphones for the upcoming update. The same webpage also mentions a date for the Android 7.1.1’s arrival and so far, it has been set for 6 December.
Yes, owners of the Nexus 6P can rejoice considering that this is indeed concrete information coming from a worldwide telecom operator. It specifically mentions the Android version and the exact date along with details as to how Nexus 6P owners can prepare their smartphones, download and install the update. But there are some more details about how the update will be rolled out.
Like with all things Google, the update will be rolled out progressively. From days 1-3 only 10,000 phones are selected at random to be eligible for the update and their owners will be alerted via FOTA Push Message or will need to manually check for the same from the Settings menu.
From day 4-13, an additional 10 percent of owners will qualify for the update and this would depend upon users as they would need to manually check to receive the same.
From day 14 all devices will become eligible to receive the update. So for those who cannot wait, it is wise to keep checking so that your handset qualifies for the limited selection.
The update packs in Android security patch level for 5 December 2016. The build number as per the website is NMF26F. The update is said to be approximately 650MB in size.
Back in October, Google had made official in its developer blog that its Android 7.1.1 update for Nexus devices will be rolled out in the month of December.