Google Confirms Android 7.1.1 for Nexus 6 in Early January


The Nexus 6 is the oldest still-supported Nexus device because the Nexus 5 was recently denied an official update to Android 7.0. Nexus 6 received the 7.0 update but users are not-so-patiently awaiting Android 7.1.1. Google just came out with a response to the delay of this update and you can read it below.

Unfortunately, we found a last minute bug that was specific to the Nexus 6, which has caused the delay of the 7.1.1 OTA rollout. We’ve since fixed the issue and will be rolling out an update in early January.

The Nougat 7.1 Android update was revealed the first time in October, alongside the Pixel and Pixel XL. You can read below the changelog of the update.

Android Nougat 7.1

  • Night Light
  • Touch/display performance improvements
  • Moves (Fingerprint swipe down gesture – opt-in)
  • Seamless A/B system updates
  • Daydream VR mode
  • Developer features:
    • App shortcuts / shortcut manager APIs
    • Circular app icons support
    • Keyboard image insertion
    • Fingerprint sensor gesture to open/close notification shade
    • Manual storage manager Intent for apps
    • Improved VR thread scheduling
    • Enhanced wallpaper metadata
    • Multi-endpoint call support
    • Support for various MNO requirements
      • PCDMA voice privacy property
      • Source type support for Visual Voicemail
      • Carrier config options for managing video telephony
  • Manual storage manager – identifies apps and files and apps using storage

Devices running 7.1 may include Night Light (a blue light filter), performance improvements to touch and display, fingerprint swipe down gesture, Daydream VR support, and a “manual storage manager.” (The Nexus 5X and 6P will not have the fingerprint swipe down gesture, Night Light, or Daydream VR due to hardware constraints.) There are also several notable features that developers can implement, such as circular app icons, and the aforementioned fingerprint swipe gesture

Source Android Police
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