Google Huawei Nexus 6P, LG Nexus 5X is now official; Key features, everything you need to know
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After releasing the March security patch to LG Nexus 5X, Google has rolled out the update to its bigger sibling Huawei Nexus 6P.

Google's Nexus team on Reddit said the security patch (build number: MHC19I) improves the device's performance and also fixes bugs.

The new update can be installed on the device over the air (OTA). The rollout process is being carried out in phases, so it will take a couple of days to reach all corners of the world. A factory image (for manual installation) is also available at Android's official developer website (HERE).

Users with less technological knowledge are advised not to install the update manually. Just wait for a day or two to install the new software with very little effort via OTA.

How to check for firmware update on Android phones:

Go to Settings >> About Phone >> System updates

Here's the official change-log:

  • General device performance
  • DND next alarm disappearing issue
  • Carrier-specific bug fixes
  • Connectivity improvements

In a related development, Google released on Wednesday (March 9) the Android N developer preview OS to programmers, two months before the company's flagship I/O 2016 developer conclave event (May 18-20), which is supposed to be the launch pad for the new OS.

Read more: Google I/O 2016 commences on March 8

It is also the first time the company, in its bid to make firmware installation easy, is deploying the beta OS version OTA. In order to become eligible to receive the new OS update, software developers are required to register for the Android Beta Programme.

Read more: How to enrol for Google's Android Beta Programme

The new Android N comes with multi-window (aka split screen) support, direct reply notification, bundled notification, much improved Doze power-saving feature, picture-in-picture support (only Android-powered smart televisions) and Java 8 language support.

Read more: Google Android N developer preview: 5 key features