Nexus 6 is finally getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update

Nexus 6 is finally getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update
The Android 7.0 Nougat update has been making its way out to Nexus devices for a while now, and has even shipped on the new LG V20, but a couple Nexus devices had been left out because of reported issues with the update. However, it looks like the Nexus 6 is finally getting its update to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Google never gave an official answer as to why the Nougat update for the Nexus 6 or Nexus 9 LTE was delayed, but rumor had it that the issue was with battery drain. Whatever the problem, it looks like Google has sorted it out because users are reporting seeing Android 7.0 hitting Nexus 6 devices, even those not enrolled in the Android Developer Preview program. The update, build number NBD90Z, clocks in at about 860MB in size, so you'd best be sure you have at least a couple gigs of space free before attempting to install the update.

If you're not seeing the OTA rollout hitting your device, Google has posted the official images for you. There's the full stock image, if you want to start clean, or the OTA file if you'd rather that. Still nothing for Nexus 9 LTE users though. Sorry to say. 

Let us know if you've been seeing the update!

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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. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Nice!! Will get back to playing with my Nexus 6.

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Dude, with all my wife's complaints about her Nexus 6 on MM I'm hoping Nougat with a factory reset solves her problems....

9. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

My Nexus 6 is the best & most problem free of all my Nexus phones (4, 5, 6 and 6P)... The only problem I have suffered with the Nexus 6 caused by one of the monthly updates was battery draining extremely fast, not able to connect or stay connected to the carrier to make phone calls, not able to stay connected to the Wi-Fi (T-Mobile), and other problems. But ALL the problems were corrected by setting the "Location" to "Battery saving mode". It seems all those problems were caused by the phone GPS draining the phone battery and blocking the Wi-Fi and carrier signal...


Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 03, 2016

Just got my update on nexus6. Love it especially the split screen features. Has brought my phone back to life. Am in Ghana, West Africa

4. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

The time of the year when you regret buying a note 4 instead of the nexus 6.

5. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Get a ROM on your Note 4 and it won't be such a big regret to you

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Finally. Now bring on the custom ROMs.

8. ggma1126

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 04, 2016

no update to Nougat yet on my Nexus 6

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