January security patch now available for Google Nexus & Pixel devices

Though it's late, we're glad that Google hasn't abandoned the aging Nexus 6.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat is making its way to the Nexus 6. This is the last Nexus smartphone to get the Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update, as the Nexus 5, and other older devices will not be getting it.

One month ago Google's Product Forum was filled with users which were complaining that once Android 7.1.1 Nougat is installed, the device starts randomly shutting down even though there might be around 50 percent of battery life. Once you're acquired all of that, then simply follow the instructions provided on the Factory Image page or OTA page to apply the update.

We assume that this is going to be the last major update for the Nexus 6, so you shamu users might as well enjoy it while you can.

Now, it appears that Google is finally about to bestow Android 7.1.1 Nougat on the Nexus 6. The update will not, however, include Google Assistant and the Pixel's Night Light. The tech giant reported that the January security patch would offer fixes for 95 vulnerabilities. Factory images and OTA updates are now available for the "shamu" smartphone to the latest and greatest Android version available. The update is now being pushed to all Nexus 6 device all over the world in a staged manner. The Nexus 6 might have been an exception, as the phone was launched back in November 2016.

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