Nexus 6 is being Downgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat
This week hasn’t been that good for Google. It seems like everything that Google is trying to do is going wrong. The Android parent recently pushed March’s security bulletin to its Nexus and Pixel smartphones and instead of enhancing security, this monthly patch managed to cause Nexus 6 to malfunction. In order to repair its mistake, Google is now rolling out a software downgrade to Nexus 6.
Nexus 6 goes back to Android 7.0 Nougat
A couple of months ago Google pushed Android 7.1.1 Nougat to Nexus 6 as a parting gift, but it looks like Google is not done with Nexus 6 yet. What happened was that when Nexus 6 owners upgraded their operating system with March’s security patch, the smartphone automatically disabled Android Pay. This feature is quite essential and not having access to it is rather annoying.
Google’s Product Forum and the Nexus subreddit have been filled with Nexus 6 owners that were reporting this error. On the bright side, this news has reached Google’s ears. Sadly, the Android parent doesn’t have an answer to this issue and decided to roll out a software downgrade that brings Nexus 6 back to the public and stable version of Android 7.0 Nougat.
Nexus 6 Community is Confused
The entire Nexus 6 community is lashing back at Google for this decision. In fact, many Nexus 6 owners have downloaded the update without reading the details and didn’t know what they were getting into. What’s actually angering the Nexus 6 community is the fact that they were expecting Google to release an OTA (over the air) software fix and not downgrade.
In fact, many Nexus 6 owners believe that this downgrade was actually mistakenly rolled out. Google decided to clear up the confusion by posting on its official blog. The Android parent confirmed that this downgrade is no mistake and that all Nexus 6 owners should downgrade their operating system. In addition, Google also stated that once it figures out how to fix the Android Pay bug it will push Android 7.1.1 Nougat once again. Hopefully Google won’t take its time and roll out the update in the upcoming weeks.