The Nexus 6 has finally been confirmed to be getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The new operating system from Google was released a while ago, at the end of September and since then it has been rolling out gradually to several new generation Nexus devices, among which we can name the Nexus 5X or Nexus 9.
Soon after these initial roll outs, Google confirmed that the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE will be getting the upgrade within weeks. Three weeks later, it appears that the Nougat upgrade is now rolling out to Nexus 6 devices.
It is very important for Nexus 6 owners to know that the upgrade will roll out on devices worldwide and that it is actually pretty huge, about 860 MB in size. It comes with the NBD90Z build. If you’re a Nexus 6 owner and you are not seeing the OTA or you’re simply on a modified system, you can download it from Google. The Nexus 6 will also get the latest security patch which will roll out on starting the 5th of October.
As for the owners of the Nexus 9 LTE it seems like they will have to be a bit more patient. If Google said that the update is coming that it most certainly is coming.
Android 7.0 Nougat comes with many awesome features and probably the more interesting and useful one of them all is the multi window view, that enables users to see more than one app at the same time in the same screen.
Then there is the new Notifications interface that enables users to reply to messages in-notification which we can all agree, was needed.
Lastly, it’s worth mentioning that another highlight of the new OS is the improved Doze mode that can now start saving power as soon as the phone screen is off.