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Nexus 6 gets Android 7.1.1 for the second time

Google Nexus 6 Android handset gets 7.1.1 Nougat once again
Google Nexus 6
After releasing this update back in January and then rolling back to Android 7.0 due to various bugs, Google finally upgrades the firmware of the Nexus 6 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Nexus 6 users had a rough year so far, but it seems that Google is finally solving their problems. Although it is highly unlikely for these handsets to get Android O, it is good to see that Android 7.1.1 finally reaches them once again. 

Back in January, Google released a bugged OTA update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Nexus 6. In mid-March, the company issued an update that reverted the OS back to Android 7.0. Now, the Android 7.1.1 update is rolling to the Nexus 6 smartphones in the wild once again.

The size of the update is 367.9 MB, and the official release notes reveal that it "fixes critical bugs and improves the performance and stability" of the device. Those who still run the January update to 7.1.1 need to go back to Android 7.0 first, then to upgrade to this month's 7.1.1 firmware. This is probably the end of the road for this handset in terms of official updates, but there are quite a few custom ROM builds around worth checking out to keep the Nexus 6 up to date for at least one more year, if not more.  

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-17 (Update: 2017-08-17)
Codrut Nistor
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