Google Nexus 6 Brings Unexpected Problem with the Latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update
Back in December 2016 Google launched its latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system to its Pixel lineup and then after a couple of weeks it arrived to other Nexus devices as well. While most of the Nexus brand received the major update, one smartphone seemed to be forgotten. Nexus 6 was the last one in the pack to receive the update and the reason for its delay is because there was an unexpected Android 7.1.1 Nougat bug which affected only Nexus 6.
The bug has been squashed and Google launched the update to Nexus 6 during late December. While Nexus 6 owners were happy to receive the update, they soon found out that Android 7.1.1 Nougat didn’t only bring a bunch of new features, but also an annoying bug as well. Reports from Google’s Product Forum are showing that once the new operating system is installed, the device’s speaker starts malfunctioning. This happens especially when Nexus 6 users put their calls on speakerphone because the audio gets distorted and their voices start echoing.
Sadly, the only solution available right now is to mute the microphone during the speakerphone conversation. This can be rather annoying and it’s only a short term solution. While this can avoided by simply not placing speakerphone calls, Nexus 6 users are certainly upset to see that Google has yet to launch an OTA (over-the-air) fix. The Android community is speculating that because Nexus 6 is getting close to reaching the three year milestone Google is going to completely stop rolling out software updates.
The only thing Nexus 6 users can do at the moment is to wait for Google to respond and announce if an update will be coming or not. During this period, the best advice we can give Nexus 6 owners is to just try and avoid placing speakerphone calls.