Nexus 6 receives new Android 7.1.1 update with October patches

Why would Google send an over-the-air update for the Nexus 6 from 2014 when its last security update was in October? There’s no clear explanation.

Google fixes critical Android 7.1.1 bugs at last, restarts original Nexus 6 update

Anyone remember the original Nexus 6? Anyone still using Google and Motorola’s 2014 phablet? Here’s your stable Android 7.1.1 update at last.

Android security patches for July are up for Nexus, Pixel devices

Right after HMD Global updated its Nokia 6 devices in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The big fixes in this set of patches include a major media framework hole.

Nexus and Pixel security update for June patches major Qualcomm holes

Qualcomm is fixing some major security holes with this late update, but Android stays at the general 7.1 level and on Nougat.

Nexus and Pixel images for May are out

While the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are out for major version updates, they continue to be supported for the security updates, like this month’s wave.

Worrying number of Nexus 6 owners are encouraged to ‘update’ from Android 7.1.1 to 7.0

There’s apparently no end in sight for nagging software issues on Google’s original Nexus 6, now plagued by a bug switching Android 7.1.1 with 7.0.

Nexus 6 security update for March pulled, redeployed

The update that rolled out earlier this week appeared to break an API that checked the status of the Nexus 6’s bootloader, a key factor for Android Pay use.

Speakerphone issues nagging Nexus 6 users after Android 7.1.1 update, Google on the case

After waiting for far too long to receive Android 7.1.1 software goodies, many Nexus 6 users have found the update damaging to their speakerphones.

Google fixed a high-severity Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P exploit

The high-severity Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P exploit was fixed by Google via updates in November for the Nexus 6, and January for the 6P. You should be relatively safe if your device is up to date.

A bug is in the way of getting Android 7.1.1 to Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 is just over two years old and it’s about to get the Android 7.1.1 update. It just had to get through a little bump in the road.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat launches

If you have a Google Pixel or an eligible Nexus device dating back from at least 2014, you’ll be getting this iterative update over the next weeks.

Android 7.1 Developer Preview teased, could be finalized in December

Android is getting a few aesthetic tweaks, deep app shortcuts, better live wallpaper amenities and image keyboard feature sorting.

Google Assistant and other goodies are Pixel-exclusive, Android 7.1 preview headed for Nexus devices soon

The pre-loaded Android 7.1 Nougat OS on Pixel phones and 7.1 updates en route to Nexus devices soon are so not the same thing, it turns out.

Android 7.0 Nougat hits original Google Nexus 6, and not a moment too soon

It’s old, but not that old. The Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 finally receives official, widespread OTA Android 7.0 Nougat love.

No Android Nougat for Nexus 6, Nexus 9 LTE yet with October images

It’s October and the two 2014 Nexus devices are still being held off of official builds of Android Nougat. What’s going on here?

Don’t worry, Nexus 6 and 9 LTE owners, your Nougat updates are coming… in a few weeks

Still waiting for official Google Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE Android Nougat factory images? For what it’s worth, they’re apparently a few weeks away.

Nougat rollout for Nexus 6P is indeed delayed, Huawei still working on it

The exact cause of Google Nexus 6P’s Nougat delay remains under wraps, but Vodafone Australia claims Huawei is working to resolve the “issue” ASAP.

Google loading Android Nougat images for Nexuses today

Nexus smartphones dating back to the Nexus 6 will have files ready today, perhaps tomorrow. The Nexus Player, Pixel C and Nexus 9 are also on the list.

Final version of Android 7.0 Nougat goes public

Android 7.0 Nougat is on, hot, and slowly rolling out. Images are coming soon, OTAs to Nexus devices within weeks. Now what?

Nexus 6 data cut-out issue may have been solved

The issue was first reported last week from Nexus 6 phones on T-Mobile and has seen its spread around the world before engineers sussed it out.

T-Mobile Nexus 6 users can’t use the fastest LTE in the US

Yikes! After T-Mobile claims a win in speed and reliability tests, some of its customers can’t use the network likely due to a device glitch.

Android 7.0 Nougat due with August 5 security update

If we don’t learn of anything else, the new Android OS update will take place before Google announces its new Nexus hardware.

AnTuTu lists most benchmarked phones for first half of 2016

The benchmarking app has been taking a ton of Samsung phones for a run lately. Like, more than a ton. Also, what’s this OnePlus phone?

Google Nexus end-of-life dates listed

Learn more about how early your current Nexus device is scratching end-of-life support, as Google has just listed more details on its support website

Google providing Nexus OTA packages for ADB sideloading

Google’s providing more options for Android obsessives and developers and not making their lives too miserable after a full image flash.