nexus-6-review-heroWhile there some Android handsets out there that have since received the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, the Nexus 6 has yet to receive it. However the good news is that you won’t have to wait too long as Google seems to have confirmed that the update will be rolling out for the handset come January 2017.

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This is according to a report from Android Police in which they have obtained a statement from Google confirming its release. They also have confirmed why the update is late for the Nexus 6, and it seems that it was due to a last minute bug that was discovered. “Unfortunately, we found a last minute bug that was specific to the Nexus 6, which has caused the delay of the 7.1.1 OTA rollout. We’ve since fixed the issue and will be rolling out an update in early January.”

No specific dates have been mentioned but given that next week is already January, like we said earlier, you probably won’t have to wait too long. The Android 7.1.1 update will introduce a bunch of new features that will hopefully make the Nexus 6 feel “fresh”, especially more so given that it is on its way to being a 3-year old handset as it was initially released back in 2014.

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5.96"
  • 2560x1440
  • AMOLED
  • 493 PPI
13 MP
  • f/2 Aperture
  • OIS
3220 mAh
    3GB RAM
    • Snapdragon 805
    • None
    Price
    ~$349 - Amazon
    Weight
    184 g
    Launched in
    2014-10-01
    Storage (GB)
    • 32
    • 64
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