Android Nougat 7.1.1 Arrives for the Nexus 6

Nexus 6 owners, rejoice!  Google has just released Android Nougat 7.1.1 for the phone, bringing it line with other Nexus and Pixel phones.  The update, build N6F26Q, comes a few weeks after the initial release of 7.1.1 with a few remaining bug issues preventing it from being released on the 2014 flagship Nexus device.  Google had committed to having the update out this week and, true to their word, it has happened.

Full factory images and OTA images are now available on the Android Developer site for those who want to manually flash your devices.  For those of you who want to wait, the OTA is rolling out now and should be hitting devices over the course of the next few days.  Keep in mind however it can take a week or two before it hit everyone.

The update is a hefty 923MB download so when you get the update, you’ll need to be on Wi-Fi to download and install it.  The whole upgrade process take around 30 minutes.  Once you have it,

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

you get all the new benefits of the maintenance release.  That includes things like App Shortcuts, new round icons and general performance and battery improvements.

As with all the Android updates, this one is aimed at the unlocked version of the Nexus 6.  If you have one on T-Mobile for example, you will have to wait until the 7.1.1 update washes through their QA process before you see it.  That could add a few more weeks.


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