The most recent operating system designed by Google, Android 7.0 Nougat, was received by the Google Nexus 6 too. After quite a long time, the Nexus 6 users are able to test now the latest features available on the operating system. This device is the next in its series to get the update, after Nexus Player, Nexus 5x, Nexus 6P and Nexus 9 Wi-Fi.
Some reports show that a couple of Nexus 6 users confirmed that they received the new OS through an OTA (over the air) update. This change should have happened in August, but apparently there were some delays (more than a month even!) that made people think the company quit bringing the system to this device for good.
The company did not offer any explanation for this delay, but some reports show that it might have been caused by a clash between the new software and the battery life of the device. Apparently, Android 7.0 Nougat takes up lots of power on the Nexus 6. Thankfully, it seems that Google managed to find a solution to this issue.
They released a factory image of the new OS with an OTA file that can be flashed. The next phone to receive the update should be Google Nexus 9, which is a tablet measuring 9 inches that was released back in 2014.
The updating process takes place just short before the official release of the Google Pixel, together with Pixel XL, which represent the latest smartphone series manufactured by the company. They sport displays of 5 and 5.5 inches and are made by HTC. Their specs are largely similar, except for the size.
Pixel measures 143.8×69.5×8.6 mm, while Pixel XL is 154.7×75.7×8.6 mm big. They both include Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and a rear camera that is 12.3 MP, with an 8 MP one on the front.