Nexus 6 Receives Stable Version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Even though Nexus 6 is directly managed by Google, the smartphone has a rocky past when it comes to software updates. Nexus 6 received Android 7.1.1 Nougat back in March but unfortunately, the operating system was filled with bugs. This forced to Google to roll out a software downgrade which brought Nexus 6 back to the stable Android 7.0 Nougat. Now that a couple of months passed since that happened, Google finally managed to fix those bugs and started rolling out Android 7.1 Nougat to Nexus 6 once again.
Nexus 6 Receives Android 7.1.1 Nougat
The update already started rolling out OTA (over the air) and it weighs in at 368MB. Despite its small size, Android 7.1.1 Nougat contains a bunch of innovative features which enhance the already smooth Android experience. We need to mention that Nexus 6 owners who kept using the bugged out version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat will need to revert back to the original software in order to receive the stable version.
While Android 7.1.1 Nougat’s arrival is good news for Nexus 6 owners, it actually is kind of bitter sweet since it marks the last update that Google will send to the smartphone. Nexus 6 will still receive a couple of monthly security updates throughout 2017 but once we enter 2018, those updates will stop coming.
Nexus 6 was launched back in November of 2014 and smartphones are never meant to live forever. Google released newer and better smartphones over the years and it wants Nexus 6 owners to purchase new smartphones. Furthermore, Google is also trying to kill off the Nexus brand in order to make room for more Pixel devices.
Last but not least, Nexus 6 owners should keep their eyes peeled at the notification panel since Android 7.1.1 Nougat will arrive anytime now. In addition, they can also check to see if its available by accessing the Updates panel which can be found in Settings.