Google rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Nexus 6

Google started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Nexus devices last year from August 22. It also started rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update last month for the Nexus devices. While the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P already received this latest build of Android from Google, the Motorola built Nexus 6 was left behind because of the “last minute bug” found by the development team. However, the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is now available for the Nexus 6 which was launched in 2014.


The delay in  rolling out the 7.1.1 Nougat update for the Nexus 6 was caused due to the bugs that surfaced just before the roll out was going to take place. Now that those bugs have been fixed, Google has started rolling out the 7.1.1 update for the Nexus 6.

The update is being rolled out over-the-air and as we are talking about Google right now, it would take around a month for the company to finish the roll out. However, if you are someone who just couldn’t wait to get your hands on the latest Google has to offer, you can manually update your Nexus 6 by downloading the factory images from here and OTA images from here.

While the Pixel and Pixel XL are also running the 7.1.1 version of Android Nougat right now, Nexus devices won’t get all the features found on the Pixel devices like the Night Mode and Google Assistant, however, you will still get new emojis as well as app shortcuts.

By the way, which version of Android are you running on your smartphone?

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