Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Nexus 6 will get Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in early January 2017

Google rolled out Android 7.1.1 Nougat to Pixel devices, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 and Android One devices earlier this month. Unfortunately the Nexus 6 was left behind. Now Google has given a time frame and the reason for delay of Android 7.1.1 for Nexus 6.

Google in a statement to Android police said that, the company encountered a 'last minute' bug for the Nexus 6, and had to delay the roll out. The issue has now been fixed and the update is ready to roll out to Nexus 6 owners in early January.

The Nexus 6 has already been updated to Nougat but 7.1.1 update is significant as it brings additional features like circular icons, GIF keyboard support, app shortcuts (Google's take on Apple's Force Touch), security patch for December and more.

The Nexus 6 is  the oldest Nexus device supported for the Android update, since it was released in November 2014. There is a possibility that Android 7.1.1 Nougat could be the last major update for the smartphone. However, it will most likely continue to get monthly security patches. 


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