Google Nexus 6: How’s This For Goodbye?

Google recently launched its Android 7.1.2 Nougat developer preview update. Although the tech giant claims that this update is just another incremental maintenance release, it comes with two major features. Unfortunately, not all Nexus devices will be eligible for it.

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P have made it into the eligible list whereas the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 failed to make it. This indicates that Google has officially bid its goodbyes to these two devices. However, these two devices will still be receiving all the monthly Android updates throughout this year.

The Android 7.1.2 Nougat will be bringing fingerprint gestures support as well as the Google Assistant, previously a Pixel exclusive, to the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P.

Nougat is the last software version that the Nexus 6 is eligible to receive from Google. But, rather than allow the device to have the full extent of updates, Google abruptly stops it at Android 7.1.1, which is not a nice thing to do at all.

7 thoughts on “Google Nexus 6: How’s This For Goodbye?

  • 7.1.1 broke the speakerphone functionality on the nexus6 and they’re not going to bother to fix it? How’s this for goodbye indeed.

    • The march patch available on the Google OTA/images site fixes the issue with the speaker. You can apply it now or wait for the Google machine to push the OTA.

  • Ahhhhh, when I just got my OTA UPDATE do 7.0, I was stoked!! Then after it was installed…
    It looked great!! Except it did not read my sim card??? Went to metro with old phone. Tries said sim chip and it worked fine on a galaxy light?! But when I inserted a new sim chip… Same thing.. No sim… Sooooo bummed..
    Had to roll back to an old ass version of 6.01 with patches from September of 16. Super pissed!! I was really waiting for that update!!!! Now stuff from the play store is downloading slow a molasses!!

  • Ahhhhh, when I just got my OTA UPDATE do 7.0, I was stoked!! Then after it was installed…
    It looked great!! Except it did not read my sim card??? Went to metro with old phone. Tries said sim chip and it worked fine on a galaxy light?! But when I inserted a new sim chip… Same thing.. No sim… Sooooo bummed..
    Had to roll back to an old ass version of 6.01 with patches from September of 16. Super pissed!! I was really waiting for that update!!!! Now stuff from the play store is downloading slow a molasses!!

  • Who uses stock Android OS anyway? My Nexus 6 is a literal sandbox of custom Android OS ROM’s. I would probably be more hesitant to experiment so indiscriminately if I had the newest, most expensive model. My Nexus is currently running the Nitrogen OS which runs on the Nougat framework, and I dig it!

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