Google has already rolled out the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to most of its eligible smartphones that include the Pixel and Pixel XL, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.
One eligible phone that is still stuck on the slightly older Android 7.0 Nougat is the 2014 Motorola-made Google Nexus 6. The search engine giant has listed the handset as an eligible model, even though it has now clocked over two years. Usually, Google rolls out major software updates to devices that are not more than two years, but still, the company promised that the Nexus 6 will be part of the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat update.
The good side of the story is that just recently, the Mountain View Company announced that the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat will be coming to the Google Nexus 6 starting this month of January. While there was no mention of the specific date, we seem to have stumbled upon a possible release date for the said OS.
Google had noted that a bug was the reason why Android 7.1.1 Nougat had not been pushed to Nexus 6, but whether this problem has been solved or not is still unknown. A quick sneak into the Canadian carrier Rogers’ community forums shows that the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Nexus 6P will be receiving a major security update starting January 3rd. Even though there is no mention of the Nexus 6, expectations are high that Google may also make the same security update available for users of this handset. The monthly update will not just beef up the security of the phone, but it should also debut Android 7.1.1 Nougat on the Nexus 6.
Don’t get too excited, though, because this may not happen at all. Reason being Rogers has not confirmed any of the above information regarding the Nexus 6 and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. As for those using the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL or the Nexus 6P, be sure to receive the security update as from January 3rd.