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Nexus 6 receives Android 7.0 OTA downgrade after v7.1.1 bugs

Google’s former flagship Nexus phone has just received its Android version 7.1.1 update earlier this yet but it was met with software bugs and even broke Android Pay for some. Google’s solution? Revert back the software version.

Nexus 6 users are currently receiving an over-the-air downgrade back to Android 7.0. This resulted in a number of app crashes after the downgrade is complete according to several reports.

A Google community manager has responded on Reddit to explain what is happening:


There was a recent OTA update for Android 7.0 that is causing confusion for some Nexus 6 users. For those of you that want to guarantee future OTA updates, you will need to get back on the 7.0 supported track. If you are experiencing issues after accepting the 7.0 update, please factory reset your device to help resolve any problems.

For any Nexus 6 users that want to continue flashing/sideloading future builds, you can stay on 7.1.1 and continue to do so.

Seems like the Nexus 6 and its users are up for a bumpy software adventure. Sadly, Nougat is the last major update to the handset unless Google will iron things out.


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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