Google doesn’t seem to get tired of making things worse for Nexus 6 owners. The tech giant recently released its Android 7.1.2 Nougat developer preview update and despite Google claiming that this is merely an maintenance update, it appears that two major features have been added to the mix.
Sadly, Google has restricted this update to only some Nexus devices such as the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. The Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 failed to make the cut into the eligible list and so, this proves that Google has officially cut ties with these two devices. That said, both these device will still be receiving all the monthly Android update for this year.
The latest update, Android 7.1.2 Nougat, will be bringing the fingerprint gesture along with the new Google Assistant into the Nexus 5X and 6P. These were previously Pixel-exclusive features which Google has opened up to other Android device.
Nexus 6 users are clearly disappointed with Google for leaving them out as Nougat is supposed to be the last software version that the device is eligible to receive. However, instead of allowing the Nexus 6 to enjoy the full extent of the Nougat update, Google has suddenly decided to cap it at Android 7.1.1.
Many owners have voiced out their frustrations on forum threads as this is not a nice thing for Google to do. Thankfully, the Nexus 6 is a popular device so it’s just a matter of time before third-party developers unleash a similar update for the device.