Google Nexus 6 and Its Android Nougat Update – What Is Going On Here?
The Google Nexus 6 had been released in 2014, and was the last phone to be released solely on an annual basis from the Nexus line.
As is the case with other Nexus devices, Google is not the only company who is working on them, they are the ones who own the brand and rights to release updates for the software. The phone was produced by Motorola, which had been acquired by Lenovo some years ago.
Even if it was considered a bit of a rushed product, Google had gone to great lengths to ensure that it will be a successful device. This publicity effort had ultimately been efficient, however not to the level of the previously released Nexus 5 or the Nexus 6P released in 2015.
Prior to the release of the Nexus 6, customers expected the price tag to be in same standards of affordability as was the case with the Nexus 5 and Nexus 4. Sadly, this was not the case, and the huge price tag was quite a deterrent to many possible buyers. There were also questions raised regarding the overall design of the phone, especially where the size of the display was concerned. Some others were in terms of software, where it had been criticized as not feeling like a real Nexus smartphone.
Google didn’t just stand on the corner and hoped for the best. They started pulling in updates for the software that, slowly but surely, made big improvements to the overall experience when using the Nexus 6 device. On top of this, custom ROMs also exist that can help boost usability. There was also the surprise Nougat update that many didn’t see coming on the Nexus 6. In 2016, the Nexus 6 got the Android 7.0 Nougat update which added a new level of performance, problem fixing and features to the handset.