Google confirms Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Nexus 6

Google confirms Android Nougat 7.1.1 update for Nexus 6 in early January, 2017

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Highlights

    • Google confirms Android Nougat 7.1.1 update for Motorola Nexus 6.
    • The OTA update will be available early January next year.
    • The upgrade will bring App shortcuts, new emojis for the Nexus 6.

Google has confirmed that the latest Nougat version update for the Motorola Nexus 6 units is on its way. As per the report from Android Authority, Google will provide the over-the-air update for the Motorola Nexus 6 handsets early in January next year. The report also cites Google’s reason for the delay in Android Nougat update for the Nexus 6 which was due to a “last minute bug that was specific” to that particular Nexus 6 device. Though there was no mention on the kind of bug that caused the delay, the company has claimed that the issue has been fixed and the OTA update will roll out soon to the Nexus 6 units. But like the usual Over-the-air updates, the roll-out will take time to reach all the Nexus users across the world.

The Android Nougat upgrade will bring several improvements for the Nexus 6 which includes- App shortcuts, support for circular app icons, keyboard image insertion and new emojis.

Motorola Nexus 6 was launched in November 2014.  The phone features a 5.96-inch AMOLED display (1440×2560 resolution) with 493pixel density. It comes with Corning Gorilla glass protection. The device is powered by 2.7GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor coupled with Adreno 420 GPU. It house a 3GB RAM with 32GB & 64GB on-board storage variant. The Google Nexus 6 packs a 13megapixel camera on the rear and a 2megapixel camera on the front. It has a battery back-up of 3200mAh which is non-removable. The phone measures 159.3x83x10.1 mm and weighs 184 gm. The single nano-sim smartphone which runs on Android Lollipop v5.0 comes with the water resistant feature. The Nexus 6 has Qi wireless charging support.