The Huawei Nexus 6P is has been crossed its two years mark, but it keeps chugging along – it is now getting Android 8.1 Oreo update on the very day as the Pixel 2 smartphones.
It’s a 534MB update, so you may desire to buckle up. We have confirmation that the Android Oreo update 8.1 rollout has hit India, the most impatient users may download it manually.
Version 8.1 comes with memory optimizations, enhancements to Auto-fill, a battery indicator for Bluetooth devices and more. It also allows the Visual Core imaging chip on the new Pixels, but of course, that’s not available on this old fella.
Google has reinforced that the Huawei-made Nexus 6P & LG-made Nexus 5X don’t offer support for apt-X Bluetooth streaming, a different feature that the company’s expected mobile OS – Android O – provides.
The confirmation arrived in the form a reply from a Google developer to a question embedded by a user about the company’s issue tracker website.
Here’s what the developer stated: “Sadly, apt-X and apt-X HD are not backed on Nexus Xp and Nexus 6p – only on current devices.”
For those who aren’t informed, apt-X is a proprietary streaming protocol currently occupied by Qualcomm. In layman’s terms, it is beamed at producing better audio over Bluetooth. Qualcomm claims apt-X audio enables “CD-like quality” wireless audio.