Warning: Avoid the Google Nexus 6 March Android Security Patch, Unless You Don’t Use Android Pay

Google Nexus 6 and Android Pay

Google Nexus 6 and rest of other Google devices started receiving the update to the latest Android security patch on Monday, but it appears that some users are already bumping into unexpected issues after installing the patch.

While monthly security updates are expected to come with performance improvements and enhanced security, the latest version adds more to these. Apparently, those using Android Pay on the Google Nexus 6 are reporting issues with the mobile payment service following an update to the latest security patch for the month of March.

The update carries software version N6F26U and so far, it prevents Google Nexus 6 users from enjoying the Android Pay service, warning them that their devices cannot be used with the service. At the moment, this issue is still limited to the Motorola-made phone only, with other devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X yet to air the same complaints.

The issue has been raised by multiple Redditors who have already updated their devices to the latest March Android security update, but Google has yet to respond with a possible solution to the same. It is possible that the search engine giant might be forced to step in with another small update that takes care of the issue.

Google Nexus 6 and Android Pay

The Google Nexus 6 is the last of the supported phones that are still receiving monthly software updates. It was launched in 2014 and so far, it is over two years old. The phone has had some issues with software updates, with the major one coming when it was left behind as far as the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat is concerned. However, the phone was later updated to the newer version, which will also be its last.

Do you own a Google Nexus 6 phone? Have you experienced any issues with Android Pay after installing March’s Android security patch? Please let us know your experience via the comments section below.

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