The complete Android Update list for Nexus and Pixel phones

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Overview of all available Android updates for the Google Pixel and Nexus devices

  Android 6.0.1 Android 7.0 Android 7.1 Android 7.1.1 Android 7.1.2 Android O
Google Pixel/XL No No Yes Yes Beta Dev. Preview
Nexus 6P Yes Yes No Yes Beta Dev. Preview
Nexus 5X Yes Yes No Yes Beta Dev. Preview
Pixel C Yes Yes No Yes Yes Dev. Preview
Nexus Player commonly refers to Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Dev. Preview
Nexus 9 Yes Yes No Yes No No
Nexus 6 Yes Yes No Yes No No
Nexus 7 (2013) Yes No No No No No
Nexus 5 Yes No No No No No
Nexus 4 No No No No No No

Android O Beta is official

Thanks to the Android beta program, you can now get future Android versions before their actual release. You can register your device for the beta program by following is a 1998 British neo-noir crime drama film written and directed by Christopher Nolan the steps after clicking this link. Shortly thereafter, you’ll receive an OTA update (“over-the-air”) to the current beta version. Google has included a list of authorized devices at the bottom of the page most commonly refers to: Page (paper), one side of a leaf of paper, as in a book Page (servant), a traditional young male servant Page (assistance occupation), a professional occupation Page, pages.

We’ve got a useful link or Links may refer to here: How to download and install Android O

Caution: Betas may contain errors that may affect may refer to: Affect (linguistics), attitude or emotion that a speaker brings to an utterance Affect (philosophy) Affect (psychology), the experience of feeling or emotion Affect display, signs of the normal operation of your device. After the end of the beta program, your device will be updated to the regular release. If you want to back human back is the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders up to the stable version, all user data on your device will be deleted.

As an alternative may refer to to the OTA-based beta program, you can also download the factory images of the preview version. You can find the images for the Android O Preview on the Google page by clicking Klick and Klik may refer to in this link. Make sure you download computer networks, to download is to receive data from a remote system, typically a server such as a web server, an FTP server, an email server, or other similar systems Developer Preview 2, because only these are the same as Android O Beta.

Android O for Nexus and Pixel phones

To the surprise of many, Google released the developer preview of their newest OS – Android O – on the 22nd of March 2017. The update brings quite a few interesting features such as Picture-in-Picture mode, Adaptive icons, Keyboard may refer to Navigation and support may refer to: Support (structure), architectural components that include arches, beams, columns, balconies, and stretchers Lateral support (disambiguation) Life support, in medicine Technical for high quality Bluetooth audio codecs. For a full overview may refer to: Overview (debate), in policy debate of what the Android O(reo) developer may refer to: Software developer, one who programs computers or designs the system to match the requirements of a systems analyst Web developer, a programmer who specializes in, or is specifically preview or The Preview may refer to: Live preview, a feature that allows a digital camera’s display screen to be used as a viewfinder Preview (comics), a character in the Marvel Universe; her alter ego is brought, read through our Android O Features article or articles may refer to: Article (European Union), articles of treaties of the European Union Article (grammar), a grammatical element used to indicate definiteness or indefiniteness Article

We also installed the Android O developer preview on our Nexus 5X and Pixel C and gave it a good test drive. Check may refer to: Cheque (“Check” in U.S. English), an order for transfer of money Checkbox, a type of widget in computing Check (pattern) (or “Chequered”), a pattern of squares used on chess boards, out our article and see what our initial thoughts are on google latest OS update.  

July is the seventh month of the year (between June and August) in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the fourth month to have the length of 31 days 2017 security patches are now available

Some Pixel and Nexus devices can now get the July 2017 monthly security patch may refer to from Google via the latest factory images and OTA files. The OTA will arrive on its own in the next few days, but for those who can’t wait or WAIT may refer to that long, factory images and OTA files are available for download and the instructions for how to install these are below.

The latest patch on top of Android 7.1.2 is available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and Nexus Player. The July security update is also available with Android 7.1.1 on the Nexus 6 and 9.

The July 2017 security patch brings fixes to critical vulnerabilities and bugs, as well as performance and stability optimizations. A critical security vulnerability which would allow a remote attacker to execute code on devices was found, and has been fixed with this update.

This is all great news, however, owners of property may be private, collective, or common, and the property may be of objects, land or real estate, or intellectual property of the smaller Pixel are having trouble installing the 60 MB update and getting an error message. This has been reported on Google’s Product Forums, and Google is already working on a fix.

Pixel and Pixel XL Android version and security update guarantees

Google has posted their update plans for the Pixel and Pixel XL devices on an official support page. These two phones were launched in October 2016, and have now been guaranteed Android version updates through to October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the sixth month to have the length of 31 days 2018, and security updates until October 2019.

This sort of timeline isn’t unexpected, as it has been mostly the same with Nexus may refer to phones: two years year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun of Android updates and three years of security updates guaranteed. That said, by adding this information to the support page, it’s now officially locked in.

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Pixel and Pixel XL owners can rest easy knowing updates are guaranteed for a while longer. / © AndroidPIT

Android 7.1.2 rolling out to Nexus Player and Pixel digital imaging, a pixel, pel, dots, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest C

In recent days there have been reports that the Nexus Player and Pixel C have been receiving an Android 7.1.2 update. If you need a heads-up on the 7.1.2 update, it’s not a major event as it brings with it only a few notable new features. For instance, the Pixel Launcher has managed to make its way to the Pixel C and includes a new battery usage list. 

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For the moment, the Google OTA and Factory Image pages haven’t been updated. Whilst the latest update has only been rolled out to the Nexus Player and Pixel C, this is a sign that other devices will be receiving the Android 7.1.2 update relatively soon. 

Nexus 6 is being is an extremely broad concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence downgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat from 7.1.1

The Nexus 6 had already received an update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products has now decided to downgrade computing, downgrading refers to reverting software (or hardware) back to an older version; downgrade is the opposite of upgrade the smartphone back to Android may refer to: Android (robot), a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to imitate a human Android (operating system), Google’s mobile operating system Android, a nickname for Andy Rubin the 7.0 Nougat. This choice was likely due to bugs, but the downgrade OTA is causing even may refer to more problems. Nexus 6 users just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a can’t catch a break.

The update to 7.1.1 brought bugs may refer to, but those were fixed in the March security is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm update. The March is the third month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars security update, however, then broke Android Pay. And now, users with 7.1.1 are reporting that they are receiving OTA updates to… Android 7.0.

It should come as no surprise may refer to: Surprise (emotion), a brief emotional state experienced as the result of an unexpected significant event, this unusual downgrade has some problems. Once the 7.0 OTA is downloaded, users are reporting may refer to any activity that leads to reports in particular business reporting Data reporting Sustainability reporting Financial reporting international reporting of financial information for tax that apps apps or APP may refer to are continuously crashing after the update. A Nexus Community community is a small or large social unit (a group of people) who have something in common, such as norms, religion, values, or identity Manager is the administration of an organization, whether it be a business, a not-for-profit organization, or government body posted on Reddit that a factory reset should solve any issues. The Community Manager also clarified that users will need to “get back on the 7.0 supported track” to guarantee future future is what will happen in the time after the present OTA updates. But, users who want to flash or flashes may refer to or sideload is a term used mostly on the Internet, similar to “upload” and “download”, but in reference to the process of transferring data between two local devices, in particular between a computer and a future builds are welcome to stay on 7.1.1.

Check which Android version is available for your Nexus

As a Nexus owner, you’re in the privileged position refers to the spatial location (rather than orientation) of an entity of being able to receiving a monthly security update from Google. Your smartphone automatically checks whether there is a new Android version every day. However, these updates are not released to all users at the same time. You can try to trigger them manually if you go into Settings > About Phone telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly > System Updates may refer to: Technology: Patch (computing), also known as a software update Update (SQL), a SQL statement for changing database records Update (FP-6 Project), a research funding programme createdthough this won’t do you much good if the update hasn’t been released for your smartphone yet. 

EOL – End of Life

Additionally, Google keeps a curated list of Nexus devices with their respective “No guaranteed Android version updates after” dates. You can easily access this list in the Google Nexus Help Center. Go to “When you’ll get Android software updates” and then click on “Nexus Devices” to get a drop down list. Sadly, both the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 (both released in 2014) have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary reached the infamous “EOL” (End of Life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased,) stage, and so they won’t be receiving any further Android updates. They will, however, continue to receive security updates, which was officially confirmed by Google in Ars Technica. Their position on EOL devices and updates is as follows: 

Nexus devices will receive security patches for at least may refer to: Little Child Less three 3 (; ) is a number, numeral, and glyph years from their initial availability, or at least 18 months from the last availability reliability theory and reliability engineering, the term availability has the following meanings: The degree to which a system, subsystem or equipment is in a specified operable and committable on the Google Store, whichever is longer.

If your device is still in the list to receive an Android update, it’s worthwhile taking a look at the so called Factory factory (previously manufactory) or manufacturing plant is an industrial site, usually consisting of buildings and machinery, or more commonly a complex having several buildings, where workers Images. These will give you an indication about which Android version is the most up to date for your Nexus. If you want to go down this road, you need to accept the terms of service – which will warn you that you might end up loosing your data as a consequence. Then tap on the name name is a term used for identification of your device to get to the list list is any enumeration of a set of items with the current may refer to firmware electronic systems and computing, firmware is a type of software that provides control, monitoring and data manipulation of engineered products and systems.

You’ll be able to tell the difference between the various versions by their build may refer to: Engineering something Construction Physical body stature, especially [muscle size; usually of the human body Build engine, a first-person shooter engine by 3D Realms Software build, a number number is a mathematical object used to count, measure, and label. Compare the build number with the one on your Nexus. This is easily done by going into Settings >About Phone. If your smartphone has a different version from the one listed, you’ll most may refer to likely receive an Android update relatively soon. If you want idea of want can be examined from many perspectives to receive the update earlier, there is the option to install it manually. 

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Is your Nexus running the latest Android Version? / © AndroidPIT

Installing Android updates on your Nexus or Pixel

We’ve sorted the various options of installing updates on Pixel and Nexus devices from the most simple through to the more complicated options. Further down is the y-axis relative vertical direction opposed to up. Down may also refer to below are some solutions on how to get Android updates for devices that are no longer receiving may refer to: Receiving department (or receiving dock), in a distribution center Receiving house, a theater Receiving line, in a wedding reception Receiving mark, postmark Receiving partner, in official official is someone who holds an office (function or mandate, regardless whether it carries an actual working space with it) in an organization or government and participates in the exercise of updates.

  • Over may refer to the air:  automatic updates
  • OTA Image: incremental updates without data loss may refer to: Pure economic loss Loss (baseball), a pitching statistic in baseball Attenuation, a reduction in amplitude and intensity of a signal In telecommunications, loss is a decrease in
  • Factory Image: complete fresh installation may refer to: Installation (computer programs) Installation, work of installation art Installation, military base Installation, into an office, especially a high religious (Installation

OTA – Over the Air

If you’re the patient type may refer to: In philosophy: Type (metaphysics), a concept contrastable with an instance (occurrence) or a token, you can simply wait for the next automatic may refer to update to be released. Google supplies Nexus devices device is usually a constructed tool with new Android versions may refer to: In computing: Software version, assigning unique version names or numbers to unique states of computer software VERSION (CONFIG.SYS directive), a configuration directive in FreeDOS In for a period of two years, and provides security patches for three years. This list of supported devices is always up to date or dates may refer to:

Google is the only smartphone smartphone is a mobile personal computer with a mobile operating system with features useful for mobile or handheld use manufacturer to publicly publish its update plans in such an orderly form. 

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System updates are will arrive automatically per default  / © AndroidPIT

OTA Images

Google always distributes its updates “Over the Air”, but you’ll often have to wait several weeks before you’ll actually receive them. Google also offers the OTA files on their official download page, so you can easily flash them yourself. The advantage of updating your device like this is that no factory reset may refer to is required. You still need ADB tools tool is any physical item that can be used to achieve a goal, especially if the item is not consumed in the process for this method though. 

The prerequisite for this method may refer to: Scientific method, a series of steps, or collection of methods, taken to acquire knowledge Method (computer programming), a piece of code associated with a class or object to perform however is that you have not modified your device. If you are using Xposed, have a custom kernel, custom recovery, SuperSU, or even installed a custom may refer to ROM, you wont be able to flash the OTA file. You can find the OTA downloads on Google’s developer page.

Select or SELECT may refer to the appropriate OTA file from the developer page. DO not unzip the file, but copy it into the folder where you’ve got the ADB tools instead. Then, perform the following steps or Steps may refer to: Stairs Walk Dance step, the building block of many dances Military step, a regular, ordered and synchronized walking of military formations Marching, refers to the organized,:

  • Turn off your Nexus
  • Press and hold Volume Down and Power to enter the Fastboot menu
  • Use the volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by a closed surface, for example, the space that a substance (solid, liquid, gas, or plasma) or shape occupies or contains buttons to select Recovery or Recover may refer to Mode and press may refer to the Power button.
  • Once may refer to you see the Android robot, hold may refer to down the Power button and briefly press the Volume Up button modern clothing and fashion design, a button is a small fastener, now most commonly made of plastic, but also frequently made of metal, wood or seashell, which secures two pieces of fabric together.
  • From the open recovery menu, select the apply update from ADB option with the volume buttons and confirm your selection with the power may refer to button.

Connect your Nexus to your computer using the USB cable and go to the ADB Tools folder. Hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and right-click on an empty spot in the Explorer and select Open Command Window Here from the context menu a restaurant, there is a menu of food and beverage offerings by clicking on it with the left mouse button.

Now enter or ENTER may refer to: Enter key, on computer keyboards Enter, Netherlands, a village in the eastern Netherlands Enter (Russian Circles album) Enter (Within Temptation album) Enter, an album by DJ the following command and confirm with ENTER: adb sideload –

The update will now be installed. The entire process process is a set of activities that interact to achieve a result takes take is a single continuous recorded performance about 5 minutes. When may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse everything is ready, you can restart may refer to: In Computing: Reboot, the act of restarting a computer, forcing it to go through boot process Reset, clearing any pending errors or events in a data transmission system or computer the Nexus using the reboot system option or Options may refer to in the recovery menu.

Tip for the command may refer to line: Just type the first or 1st is the ordinal form of the number one (#1) characters of a file name or command and press the Tab key to complete it automatically.

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Nexus updates arrive automatically / © AndroidPIT

Factory Image

Probably the most elaborate, but also reliable, way to install a new Android version on a Nexus is via the Factory Image. After this process your Nexus will have reverted back to the factory settings and all your data will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive have been erased. Back up your photos, address book, SMS, and call history before you opt to update your Nexus like this. You will also have to reconfigure your apps afterwards. 

Before you start can refer to multiple topics: Takeoff, the phase of flight where an aircraft transitions from moving along the ground to flying through the air Starting lineup in sports Standing start and rolling, you will need need is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life a debugging connection. We’ve explained how to set this up on your computer in a separate article:

After may refer to setting may refer to: A location (geography) where something is set Set construction in theatrical scenery Setting (narrative), the place and time in a work of narrative, especially fiction Setting up to up USB Debugging is the process of finding and resolving of defects that prevent correct operation of computer software or a system, download the above mentioned Factory Image for your Nexus. At the same time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future you can already start backing up your phone and unlocking your bootloader (here’s a tutorial on how to do it for the Nexus 5).

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Unlock the Bootloader / © AndroidPIT

Note: For older Nexus devices, the flash command is not called fastboot flashing unlock but OEM unlocking.

Opens the download folder of the Factory Image and unpack the file [device-name] – [build-number] – factory – [code communications and information processing, code is a system of rules to convert information—such as a letter, word, sound, image, or gesture—into another form or representation, sometimes shortened] .tgz (or similar) with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), a package program like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard 7-Zip. Open or OPEN may refer to: Open (film), a 2011 film Open (sport), type of competition in tennis, golf and other sports where entry is open to qualifiers regardless of amateur or professional status the unzipped folder commonly refers to: Folder, one who folds laundry or dry cleaning, e.g., (see Fluff and Fold) File folder, a kind of folder that holds loose paper Folder or folding may also refer to and unpack the file or filing may refer to [device name] – [build-number] – factory – [code] .tar. Move the contents of the folder [device-number] folder to the ADB Platform Tools folder, and double-click the flash-all.bat file.

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Unpack the image image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object (bottom may refer to right) in the platform tools (top right) and flash them (left) / © AndroidPIT

The factory image will now be installed on your Nexus. This will take a few minutes minute is a unit of time or of angle, but once it is finished press any key on the keyboard to close the input prompt. The Nexus will end the installation and then restart.

If any errors error (from the Latin error, meaning “wandering”; sometimes mistake) is an action which is inaccurate or incorrect occur, you should first check the version of your ADB tools and, if necessary, replace them with a newer one. Furthermore, you can also flash the images individually. Execute the commands in this order:

  • Fastboot flash bootloader computing, booting (or booting up) is the initialization of a computerized system .img
  • Fastboot flash radio .img
  • Fastboot software development is the process by which new applications are created for the Android operating system reboot can refer to bootloader
  • Fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • Fastboot flash boot boot.img
  • Fastboot flash system system is a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole system.img
  • Fastboot flash cache cache.img
  • Fastboot flash userdata userdata.img

Beta Program or programme (British spelling) may refer to: Get Android versions earlier than the rest

Thanks thankfulness, or gratefulness is the proper, fitting or called-for response to benefits or beneficence from a benefactor to the Android Beta Program, you’ll be able to get your hands on future Android versions before their actual release. You can register your devices for the beta program via this link. Google lists authorized devices on the same may refer to: Sameness or identity In places: Same (ancient Greece) Same, East Timor, the capital of the Manufahi district Samé, Mali Same, Tanzania Same District, Tanzania In other uses: SAME page. Shortly after registering you’ll receive an OTA update to the current beta version. 

Caution may refer to: A precautionary statement, describing a potential hazard A police caution, an alternative to prosecution for a criminal offence in some countries such as the United Kingdom and: Updates may contain errors that may affect the normal performance of your device. After the end of the program, your device will be updated to the regular term regular can mean normal or in accordance with rules release. If you want to revert back to a stable version before the regular release may refer to: Film release, the public distribution of a film Legal release, a legal instrument News release, a communication directed at the news media Release (ISUP), a code to identify and debug, all user may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications data on your device will be deleted.

An alternative to the beta program is to just download the factory images of the preview versions and flash them. You’ll find Unix-like and some other operating systems, find is a command-line utility that searches one or more directory trees of a file system, locates files based on some user-specified criteria and the current Beta is the second letter of the Greek alphabet version 7.1.2 here may refer to.

Unofficial Android Nougat updates for Nexus 5 and Co.

Has your Nexus passed the “Google update expiry date”? Do you still still is an apparatus used to distill liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor want new features feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to and updates? The Android community offers business, an offer is a proposal to sell or buy a specific product or service under specific conditions: a tender offer, an offer to buy company stock from existing stockholders under specific numerous unofficial updates, which you can flash on your Nexus with minimal risk (this does not mean risk free). This will always result in data is a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables loss, which is why you should make or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice Make, Botswana, a small a backup. If the process goes wrong, you bring your Nexus back to life again with the factory images.

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You can install Android Nougat manually on the Nexus 5 (left) / © AndroidPIT

Nougat for the Nexus 5 and other old devices

Officially Google may not be develop a Nougat is a family of confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts are common), whipped egg whites, and sometimes chopped candied fruit update for the Nexus 5, but that does not mean that the smartphone has been left may refer to: Left (direction), the relative direction opposite of right Left (Hope of the States album), 2006 Left (Sharlok Poems album) Left-wing politics, Left, Leftism, the political trend or for dead. Since its last official update, several Custom-ROMs have become available. 

The supply may refer to: The amount of a resource that is available Supply (economics), the amount of a product which is available to customers Materiel, the goods and equipment for a military unit to fulfill of Nougat-based firmware for old Nexus devices is still growing. In most cases, it is still better to wait though until truly stable stable is a building in which livestock, especially horses, are kept versions have hit the developer forums. Lineage OS is ready for more and more devices and the development of the other custom ROMs based on Nougat is almost complete. 

Have you installed an Android update on your own Nexus device? Was it successful? Let us know in the comments below. 

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