Finally: Google Nexus 6 Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update Starts Rolling Out

Google Nexus 6

It has been coming for weeks now, but finally, the Google Nexus 6 is receiving the much-awaited Android 7.1.1 Nougat update.

The update was first made available to other Google devices that include the Pixel phones, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 and Pixel C as well as the Nexus Player in early December, but the Motorola-made Nexus 6 did not receive the update, with reports of a bug found in the OS being the reason behind the month-long delay.

Nonetheless, we all know patience pays and finally, the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat is now rolling out to the Google Nexus 6 smartphone. The new update bumps up the software build number to N6F26Q as well as the Android security patch level to January 5, 2017.

Be warned that the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is coming in as an OTA and as such, not everyone will receive it at once. In fact, very few people have seen the OS hit their Nexus 6 handsets, but given that it is already rolling out, it shouldn’t take long before all units start receiving the OTA notification.


Once the update is on, Google Nexus 6 users should be able to enjoy new features such as updated emojis, rounded icons, app shortcuts, image keyboard as well as general performance improvements and bug fixes. If you can’t wait for the update to come your way, Google has already published factory images for the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Nexus 6 – you can grab the update from there too.

The Google Nexus 6 was launched in 2014 and back then, it came in running on Android Lollipop. After updates to Android Marshmallow and now Android Nougat, this is definitely the last major software update the phone will be receiving unless Google has a change of heart somewhere along the way.

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