As the year is about to finish and we’re steering into a new year, Google is back with another good news for its Nexus 6 users. Yes, Nexus 6 is getting the Android 7.1.1 update in early January.
Even though the rest of the supported Nexus and Pixel phones from Google have already received the Android 7.1.1 update, Nexus 6 is a bit far away from receiving the update as GoogleNecus mentioned they the update will be rolled in the early phase of January 2017.
You may know that Android 7.1.1 brings many features that were previously exclusive to the Pixel to other Nexus devices. The key features that will be rolled out for Nexus 6 will include app shortcuts for quick access to key actions within those apps, new emoji, enhanced live wallpaper support and more stuff.
But the main question still prevails. Why did the update delay for the Nexus 6? Actually, the reason behind the delay has finally been revealed as the company said that a last minute bug specific to the phone caused the delay in rollout. In its statement, it said:
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.
Now we all hope that the update is far more better and stable and the bugs are less because it’s the bugs which don’t let us shift to a new update.
We all know that Nexus 6 is an old device and so, it might also be the last major update that the smartphone receives from Google. Well, who knows?