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Nexus 6 Android update: latest news

Update: Android 7.1.1 Nougat update now available

Android Nougat is now available and will be distributed to all Nexus 6 smartphones before the end of January 2017, however the devices won't be getting any further Android version updates after 7.1.1. Find out all the latest Nexus 6 Android update news below.

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Nexus 6 won't be getting any more Android version updates

The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 were guaranteed to receive new Android version updates until October 2016, and the clock has run out. The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update was the last big update for Nexus 6, and it won't be getting the new 7.1.2 beta like its Pixel brothers. Google has been making an effort to keep the Nexus 6 updated, but older hardware has become less of a priority since the launch of Google's self-branded, top-down Pixel line. The good news is that the Nexus 9 and 6 devices will continue receiving security patches for about a year.

Nexus 6 Android 7.1.1 Nougat update

The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is available for all Nexus 6 owners as both a factory image and OTA update.

Nougat brought some added new features to the Nexus 6, including app shortcuts, night mode, GIF support for Google Keyboard and other performance improvements. Unfortunately, features such as the Pixel Launcher and Google Assistant are not part of the update as these are exclusive to the Google Pixel. 

Have you updated your device to Nougat yet? Have you experienced any problems with it? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Very happy with my N6 on Nougat 7.0, it's been a great device so far, very smooth and more than powerful enough for my needs..
    as for a replacement... current Pixel's are a little underwhelming
    and there's not much out there that would be a major upgrade... nothing that runs stock android, with a 6" amoled and front facing stereo speakers...
    and what's wrong with running a device for more than 2 or 3 yrs if you're happy with it.

  • It's January 23 2017
    still waiting on 7.1 update. For my old Nexus 6

  • Barkaat 1 month ago Link to comment

    So nice new smart phone and UPDATE: Android 7.1.1 Nougat update now available

  • Barkaat 1 month ago Link to comment

    I'm using note4 android 6.0.1

  • I put 7.1.1 on my nexus 6 today!

  • Nexus6 at sub £250 in UK with m6 out of the box, at 50% of its original rrp.....
    feel like I got bargain of the year, m6 seems OK, with doze it gives a definite improvement in standby battery life, and now with regular security updates, there's lots to like especially the price,performance and sheer value..

  • I don't know if the 5.1 update has any thing to with the issue I'm having with my nexus 6, but I've been having issues with the blue tooth connectivity to my hands free phone in my car. Before the update I had no issues. Now for some reason my car looses connection when having a conversation. Streaming music is on no issues there just when talking through the blue tooth. Any advice on this issue would be appreciated.

  • Since I put the upgrade in I cut my battery life more than half have to go back how do I do it

  • Just bought Nexus 6 today. Also try today to update to Android 5.1.1, and it got stuck in a boot loop. This is so frustrating! Can it be a problem with the device? Can I solve it somehow?

  • My Nexus 9 is updated, but not my Nexus 6...still have lollipop 5.0.1...what is taking so long?

  • I'm waiting for the update with ota.

  • I still don't have lollipop 5.1 yet...my Nexus 6 was purchased a few months ago unlocked from Amazon...I'm on Cricket Wireless. Any idea why I don't have it?

    • I upgraded and now I can't receive or send pic msgs and group txts while on WiFi and barely on LTE! So be careful. If you go to settings and switch the cellular networks over to 3G it works just fine but its a hassle to do this every time I wanna send or receive pics or group txts. And BTW I also have Cricket hince the reason I have commented. Unlocked Nexus 6 as well.

  • My new nexus 6 fails with fatal error every time I try to install the update

    • Hi,

      The offered update OTA got my brand new device bricked too!
      See more details in this tread: productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/nexus/Ev4yBSssdIM

      Regards Radwaz Uralla

  • I got my nexus 6 today July 11 but I haven't received any update yet. The os shows as android 5.0. When I started my phone there was a notification saying that android 5.1 is available and then I did download the update and tried to install but it didn't install. And then when go and check for updates it says that my system is upto date showing os as 5.0. Please advise.

  • Just got the 5.1.1 update on my Verizon Nexus 6.

  • What i want to know is when the verizon nexus 6 will get 5.1.1

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