Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update: Reason Behind OS’ Delay In Google Nexus 6; Problems & Bugs Detailed


Motorola's Nexus 6 still get software updates from Google on a regular basis. It was announced that the smartphone will get the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat update too, but delays have halted this plan.

Android Police reported that Google plans to roll out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat to the Nexus 6 and other Nexus models this month. However, the tech giant detected a "last minute bug" in the software, hence the delay. Google already remedied the issue, but they decided to release the Android 7.1.1 Nougat over-the-air in early January 2017 instead.

It's possible that the Android 7.1.1 Nougat would be the last major software update for the Nexus 6, according to Phone Arena. The Nexus 6 is equipped with 3GB of RAM, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 Quad-core processor, a 13 MP primary camera, a 2 MP front-facing snapper, and a 3220 mAh battery.

The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update was geared to remove the issues plaguing Android 7.0 Nougat. It underwent a beta process so Google can determine the software's problems and fix those issues before officially releasing it to Nexus and Pixel users, according to Gotta Be Mobile.

True enough, Android 7.1.1 Nougat fixed the remaining problems seen in the software's previous version but it also brought its own issues. Users have flocked to Google's Nexus forums to complain about the Android 7.1.1 Nougat's Bluetooth problems and battery draining issues.

Users have claimed that their devices are shutting down even though their battery is nowhere near empty. There were download and reception issues detected due to Android 7.1.1 Nougat too, including freezes, lags, and random reboots.

Some users have complained on Google's forums that the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update got their Nexus 6P bricked. That problem was also spotted in the Nexus 5X after it received the Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Pixel users, on the other hand, claimed that the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update messed up their devices' Photos app, sound/speakers, hotspot, and touch screen. Like in Nexus devices, there were Wi-Fi and Bluetooth problems, lags, freezes, and download and reception issues in Pixel handsets too.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will also get the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, probably in January too, Yahoo! reported. Both devices saw a rebooting issue and the fifth beta update tried to fix that.

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