In early January, the Google Nexus 6 started receiving the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. After a few days, those who had updated their devices started reporting issues after installing the new software.
Towards the end of January, Google halted the Nougat update for Nexus 6 users. For those who decided to soldier on with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on their phones, they haven’t been short of their own issues as well, but for those who went back to Android 7.0 Nougat, the search engine giant has a surprise for you.
According to a discovery made by Android Police, the Google Nexus 6 is now receiving an update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Google seems to have fixed all the issues in the OS, hence deciding to roll it out once again. The company had previously stated that the phone will not go past this update, essentially ruling out the possibilities of Android 7.1.2 Nougat or the new Android 8.0 O ever making it to the Nexus 6 via an official channel.
The new update is rolling out over the air and it weighs about 368MB, which shows you how small the update from Android 7.0 to v7.1.1 is. If you happened to have stayed on the original update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat that rolled out in January, you’ll be forced to roll back to v7.0 of the OS before getting the latest, stable version.
Released in 2014, the Google Nexus 6 is the only phone that is from the said year and is currently running an official version of Android Nougat. There have been cries that Samsung does the same with the Galaxy Note 4, which was also released the same year and has the same hardware specs. But the difference is that the two did not make their debut with the same OS on board, which meant that this Nougat update was only the second major OS for the Nexus 6.