Google Nexus 6 Gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat, The Last Update

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Back in 2014 Google teamed up with Motorola and launched Nexus 6. The device was a hit and it was considered to be an overall great Android powered device, but now Nexus 6 has gotten old and Google has been focusing its attention towards its newer Pixel line. One major concern Nexus 6 users have been having is that Google is going to stop rolling out software updates and that they will not receive the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. Well, we have some good and bad news for Nexus 6 users. The good news is that Google will roll out the latest software update for Nexus 6 during 2017, but on the downside this will be the last update.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise since everybody knows by now that Google is trying to kill off the Nexus brand in order to make room for the new Pixel brand. Also, Google’s policy states that once a device reaches the two year milestone Google isn’t forced to roll out software updates anymore. Nonetheless, Nexus 6 users should be happy to know that Android 7.1.1 Nougat is on its way. This is a major update that’s going to completely change the user experience with the addition of great features such as Doze Mode, new notifications functionalities and more.

As everybody knows by now, Google puts a high price on Android’s security level and because of that, even though Nexus 6’s software expiration date is close Google will still roll out future security updates for around a year. This is great news because these days the internet is filled with hackers and malicious software developers who are always looking to find ways to exploit Android’s security breaches.

  • Matthew Thomas

    I’m on the beta program and I have a nexus 6. Does this mean that I will be kicked out of the beta program too?

    • Aron Thompson

      You register a device to the beta program, not yourself. Yes, your nexus 6 device will stop getting beta updates, because Google will not be releasing anymore betas for that device.