Nexus 6 on Android 7.1.1 Update Comes with Issues

It seems to be all ups and downs for users of the popular fan favorite, Nexus 6 handset. It’s been quite a while since the device received the Android 7.0 Android update, and users were beginning to wonder if the phone will ever see 7.1.1. That day finally came a few days ago, when Nexus 6 owners were prompted to download the much awaited patch. Keep in mind that the newer Google phone models had already been treated with the sought after firmware, so the disappointment was even bigger for Nexus 6 users when the update seemed to be bugged.

The problem with update 7.1.1 was that the phone’s speakers seemed to put out an annoying and worrying echo. This was associated with the firmware and users started reporting the issue. To be more precise, the problem is with the front speaker which is used for hands free calls. The sound is apparently picked up by the phone’s microphone and the person on the other end is hearing strange noises and echoes.

How were people able to identify that the problem relies with update 7.1.1? They’ve downgraded to 7.0 and the problem disappeared, at least until they’ve re-updated to Android 7.1.1. The bad news is that there is no solution for this problem just yet. The good news however, is that Google is currently working on it, and will be able to share a fix for the issue with Nexus 6 users as soon as one is available.

While the Android Nougat update process has been really slow for Google thus far, the company hasn’t really dealt with a lot of technical issues. With this being a pretty solitary case, it will be expected that users and manufacturers alike will continue to do everything in their power to acquire Android 7.1.1 Nougat or Android 7.0 Nougat, depending on the case.

Google first released Android Nougat many months ago, but it had only made available for Google phones for the longest time. To be more precise, Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL were the first smartphones to come with Android Nougat out of the box.

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