Earlier this month, Google rolled out the latest update Android 7.1.1 Nougat to Nexus 5X, 6P, 9, Player, General Mobile 4G, Pixel C, Pixel, and Pixel XL. Apparently it was held back for Motorola Nexus 6. But as per the latest confirmation by Google, now the update will be available to the device in the coming year. In other words now all Nexus 6 users will receive the latest update in a few week’s time.
According to the company the reason for doing so was a bug they found in it, which was affecting the performance of the device. Now after testing the software it will be available to public soon.
“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,” a Google spokesperson told Android Police.
The Nexus 6 was launched in October, 2014 making it two years old which makes it the oldest Smartphone that’s still receiving updates from Google. For the same reason it will now become impossible for the device to get any further updates. According to Google’s new software policy announced in June, it will not send any new updates to the devices which are more than two years old.
The new update Android 7.1.1 Nougat will contain few new features like app shortcuts, circular launcher icons, enhanced Live Wallpaper, 100 additional profession theme based Emojis approved by the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, , GIFs sharing on messages, image keyboard support which let you choose and send content like stickers, emojis, GIFs, pictures from your messaging app of choice and also the Smart Storage which automatically removes old backed-up photos and videos from your device to clear up space.