Google Nexus 6 Now Eligible to Download Android 8.0

A while ago rumors started pointing out that Google is working on a brand new operating system that will be Nougat’s successor. Well it looks like these rumors were proven to be true since Google recently announced that it’s actually developing Android 8.0 right now. Even better, Google has uploaded the factory images for Android 8.0 on its Android Developers website.

Nexus 6

The reason we are talking about Google’s Android 8.0 is because the Android parent just announced that Nexus 6 is eligible to download it as well. This came as a surprise to many people since Google was reportedly looking to actually stop supporting Nexus 6 but now it looks like Google has bigger plans for Nexus 6.

Nexus 6 is the result of the collaboration between Motorola and Google. Motorola equipped the smartphone with premium specs while Google added its latest operating system updates to the mix thus resulting in one of the most popular Android smartphones ever made. Nexus 6 was launched back in 2014 and it’s still selling rather well despite its age. Now let’s pop up its hood and take a more in depth look at its specs.


As previously mentioned, Motorola made sure that Nexus 6 is equipped with only premium specs. This is the reason why Nexus 6 is powered by Qualcomm’s impressive quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor. The chipset clocks at 2.7GHz Krait 450 and it is paired with an Adreno 420 graphics processing unit and 3GB of RAM.

When it comes to storage space, Nexus 6 can be acquired in the 32GB and 64GB of storage space variants. Sadly, the device’s on-board memory cannot be expanded via a microSD card. However if 64GB is not enough, Nexus 6 owners can always use Google’s Cloud storage service.

One of the reasons why Nexus 6 managed to become so popular is because it’s famous for how long its battery is able of lasting. The smartphone is fueled by a large non-removable 3,220 mAh battery that offers 330 hours of stand-by time and up to 24 hours of talk time.

4 thoughts on “Google Nexus 6 Now Eligible to Download Android 8.0”

  1. what is the base for this that an Android.8.0 is available for the Nexus 6? Post the site or the link to the Google announcement – I cannot see any Preview Release for the Nexus 6 at google.

  2. As a Nexus 6 owner for well over a year, I decided to get one for my fiance as well. We both love our phones. I am so glad Google is deciding to keep running with it. In my eyes, It is the last great thing Motorola gave to us before they got bought out by Lenovo. I do not plan to buy a Lenovo device. Waiting on the Pixel 2.

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