Google launches Android January security updates; LG, Samsung, others follow suit

Google launches Android January security updates; LG, Samsung, others follow suit

Of course, Nougat may be the final major OS upgrade for the Nexus 6 (at least officially), but at least owners of the 5.96-inch handset have still been hung onto for another year.

While the Pixel users and the Nexus 6P users are enjoying the latest Android Nougat, the Nexus 6 users are still stuck with the older version but the wait is over for them now as Google release the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for their Nexus 6 device.

As per the reports from NDTV, Google in its latest Android security bulletin has two security patch level strings.

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The security patches have also been made available as part of the Android Open Source Project so that third party manufacturers can publish their own system updates. Well, that doesn't matter anymore since Google has just released the factory image and OTA files needed for Nexus 6 to be updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

As of now, Google Pixel and Pixel XL users can download the Nougat-based builds NMF26U and NMF26V respectively.

A certified Google employee posted on a Reddit forum saying that this problem isn't software related but it's actually caused by a hardware malfunction and Google isn't able to fix it through an OTA (over the air) update. These include updated emojis, app shortcuts, bug fixes, and other improvements, as well as the January 5 security bulletin. The update is now being pushed to all Nexus 6 device all over the world in a staged manner.