Google rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat in August. Back then, the Motorola-made Nexus 6 was still less than two years old.
Usually, Google rolls out major software upgrades to devices that are less than two years old. While the Nexus 6 just received the Nougat treat in October, there is no word on whether the device will be receiving the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Google has confirmed that eligible devices that include the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL, last year’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P as well as the Pixel C tablet, will be part of the recipients of the new OS. Whether or not the Nexus 6 will also be updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat is still unknown, especially now that the handset has crossed the company’s two-year limit.
It would be mean for the Google Nexus 6 not to receive the new Android Nougat treat, especially since it has already been updated with the base version of the same OS. Initially, the search engine giant blamed a bug following its delay as far as rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the Nexus 6 is concerned. But this time around, there is simply no confirmation from the tech giant with regard to this 2014 flagship.
Starting December 6, which is this week, Google will start distributing Android 7.1.1 Nougat to its devices. However, a number of other supported devices, including Android One or General Mobile 4G, have already begun receiving the new version. Given the hardware specs found on these midrange handsets as compared to the Google Nexus 6, we expect the latter to be updated with this OS as well.
If this happens, it will be the last time the device receives a major software upgrade as it is already more than two years old. Google is also not expected to come in with a further upgrade to this latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat, apart from the usual monthly Android security updates.
If you own a Google Nexus 6, keep following us and we’ll let you know if and when this device will receive an update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.