7 Things to Know About the February Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Update

Today we want to take a look at the most important things you need to know about the 5X 7.1.1 Nougat update including a look at the new 5X 7.1.1 build.

Last year, Google released an Android 7.1 Developer Preview, a beta for devices. The beta showcased some of the update’s features and it let select users test the update’s performance ahead of the final release.

The company promised an Android 7.1 release for Nexus devices in December and the company made good on that promise.

More recently, the company’s released a new  Android 7.1.1 build that brings security patches and, according to some Nexus 5x users, frustrating problems.

The February Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 build is a security update that delivers some important patches to the former flagship. It’s small but it’s an important release for the Nexus 5X and Google’s stable of Nexus phones and tablets.

This roundup takes a look at the current Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat build, Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 problems plaguing users on the old and new Android 7.1.1 build, a look at what’s officially coming after the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, and some tips that might help you.

We’ll continue to update this with new information so check back for regular updates as we cruise through the month.

February Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Update: Impressions

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Google recently rolled out a February Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 update. It’s much smaller than the original Android 7.1.1 build and it doesn’t bring any new features to the device. 

The security build is small but it could also have a positive or negative impact on your device’s performance and that’s why we’re taking a close look at it today. 

We’ve spent just about a day with the new Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 update and battery life appears to be holding up. We haven’t noticed any weird battery drain on our model.

If you start experiencing issues with battery life, and you might, know that it sometimes takes battery life a couple of days to settle in. If problems persist, you’ll need to take action. 

Up to this point we haven’t run into any problems with connectivity. We’ve tested the Nexus 5X and its new Android 7.1.1 Nougat build with several ISPs, routers and Bluetooth devices. Our connections remain strong and fast.

We haven’t experienced any random reboots or lockups/freezes/crashes and we haven’t seen any UI lag when navigating around the home screen, apps and folders. Animations and transitions are snappy and fluid. It’s about the same as the January Android 7.1.1 build. 

The February Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is performing well on our device. We recommend it for most users, particularly those who value their security.

If you’re feeling leery, track down a second or third opinion before installing it on your device. 

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