Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Google Nexus 6 to be released in January
posted by Florin T. / Dec 27, 2016, 2:15 PM
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
Google Nexus 6 OS: Android 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- 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)
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?
posted on Dec 27, 2016, 2:41 PM 2
Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 27, 2016
Well I hope they give me Oreo for my Nexus 6 it's still a good phone.
posted on Dec 27, 2016, 4:51 PM 3
Posts: 285; 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...
posted on Dec 27, 2016, 6:06 PM 1
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...
posted on Dec 27, 2016, 7:59 PM 0
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