Android Nougat has been around since the 22nd day of August, but this has since remained true only for those using Google Nexus 6P, Google Nexus 9 Wi-Fi as well as Google Nexus 5X.
As for the group using the 2014 Google Nexus 6, the OTA update has been elusive, with the only group that has been able to enjoy the update being the one participating in the beta program. However, the search engine giant is putting an end to this long wait by rolling out the latest Android Nougat update to the Motorola-made phablet.
A few weeks ago, Google confirmed that it will be rolling out the new Android Nougat to the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE “in a few weeks’ time.” Since then, close to a month has passed, but Google has finally lived up to its promise as owners of the Nexus 6 can now get an OTA update to the newest dessert. As for the group using the Nexus 9 LTE, there is still no word on when exactly will be the date this update starts rolling out.
Weighing a solid 860MB, the update to Android Nougat brings quite a number of new features to the device. Other than this, the updated Google Nexus 6 will also get the latest October Android Security Patch, which is dated 5th. The good side of the story is that regardless of where your global position is, it seems the Android Nougat update is coming to your Nexus 6 right away. However, since it’s an OTA update, not all units will be receiving it at the same time. There is also room to manually check the availability of the Nougat update on your Nexus 6. This can be done via the Settings of the phone.
Surprisingly, Google has recently released the latest October Android Security Patch for its Nexus handsets, however, the Nexus 6 is assigned a Marshmallow-based update. Nonetheless, those who are lucky should have already an OTA notification, be it for the latest Security Patch or Android Nougat.
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