Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Google Nexus 6 to be released in January

Now over 2 years old, the Motorola-made Nexus 6 is the oldest smartphone that's still receiving software updates from Google. The handset got a taste of Android 7.0 Nougat in October, and it's also getting the newer Android 7.1.1 - but not this year. 

According to Android Police, Google wanted to update the Nexus 6 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat this month - at the same time with other Nexus models - but found a "last minute bug." While Google fixed the problem, it's not yet ready to release the 7.1.1 update, instead scheduling it for an over-the-air roll out beginning early January.

We don't really know how many Nexus 6 units are currently being used around the world, but it's certainly nice to see that Google still cares about this device. Most probably, Android 7.1.1 Nougat is the last significant update that the Nexus 6 is receiving.

source: Android Police

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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)



1. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Finally. hope this become true this time.

2. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

I thought nexus phones had the fastest updates straight from Google. Didn't 7.1.1 come out a month ago?

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5807; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Eh, better to delay only the Nexus 6, than delay all of them

4. ta777

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Well I hope they give me Oreo for my Nexus 6 it's still a good phone.

5. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

It's unlikely that Google will push any further updates (after 7.1.1) to the Nexus 6 as it's passed its' 2 year life cycle - which is a shame, cause even the Nexus 5 is still a good phone and could easily handle further updates. Blame Qualcomm for this...


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

How so...... Why is Qualcomm to blame pray tell. Apple gives you a a four year cycle. I have a nexus 6,and 6p. The 6p was updated last week.

8. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Actually don't blame Qualcomm. It's Google who don't want to release the updates in a way to force you to upgrade the phones. If it was an issue with Qualcomm Cyanogen and other will not work either... And they work perfectly with Android 7.0 even on the Nexus 5 and 4...

6. lyndon420

Posts: 6915; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Still using a Nexus 6 and loving it. Hopefully it keeps me going until Google gets their act together...not digging the pixel line they released.

9. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Although my main phone is a Nexus 6 when I receive the OTA I am planning to wait to see how stable it is since I only hear about the problems is causing and how is damaging Nexus 6P and 5x phones...

10. gohardecent

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 28, 2016

Great News Beautiful phone

11. mateog

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 05, 2017

What is Android police ? A RoboCop ?

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