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.