We can’t comprehend this but Google has decided to downgrade the Nexus 6 to a previous OS version, despite the device recently gaining entry into Android 7.1.1 Nougat, as described by Android Police.
The report cites a thread on Reddit where Nexus 6 owners are reporting that Google has send out a new Android 7.0 Nougat update to their devices. Previously, Google has to delay the launch of Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Nexus 6.
Sadly, when the version 7.1.1 arrived on the Nexus 6, it brought along some bugs. But, these were quickly fixed via the recent March security patch. However, that wasn’t the end of the story as the latest update ruin another vital feature on the Nexus 6; Android Pay support.
Well, it appears as if Google has given up. That’s probably why it decided to push Nexus 6 devices back to the Android 7.0 Nougat version.
A Google community manager clarified that,”There was a recent OTA update for Android 7.0 that is causing confusion for some Nexus 6 users. For those of you that want to guarantee future OTA updates, you will need to get back on the 7.0 supported track.”
“If you are experiencing issues after accepting the 7.0 update, please factory reset your device to help resolve any problems. For any Nexus 6 users that want to continue flashing/sideloading future builds, you can stay on 7.1.1 and continue to do so,” said the community manager.
The bad news continues to flow as after reverting to Android 7.0 Nougat, none of the apps on your device will be working. To fix this, you will need to carry out a factory reset.