Nexus 6 7.1.1 update rolls back to 7.0, could be a blunder from Google

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 17, 2017, 9:04 pm IST
Updated Mar 17, 2017, 9:05 pm IST
Many users have reported their devices rolling back to the previous update even after they had the 7.1.1 installed
A fresh thread that now gathered many comments is up on reddit, as Nexus 6 owners continue to receive Android 7.0 Nougat updates on their phones.
 A fresh thread that now gathered many comments is up on reddit, as Nexus 6 owners continue to receive Android 7.0 Nougat updates on their phones.

Nexus 6 has been the only smartphone launched by Google that gets its OS update later than the other Nexus devices. Also, when these updates finally arrive, they break various features that were working or add bugs that need to be fixed in future releases.

Now it appears that Google has decided to remove the problems altogether and get all Nexus 6 stuck on Android 7.0 Nougat. However, Google has already released Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Nexus 6, but the update has brought several bugs.

The newly discovered bugs were then addressed in the most recent March security update, which, in turn, broke Android Pay support. According to AndroidPolice, many Nexus 6 users report they have captured a new OS update that rolls back their software version to Android 7.0 Nougat, even though they had Android 7.1.1 installed.

A fresh thread that now gathered many comments is up on reddit, as Nexus 6 owners continue to receive Android 7.0 Nougat updates on their phones.

Google has not made any comments on the matter and there are speculations that the search giant will start communicating with customers sooner or later.

Also, the fact that some Nexus 6 owners are now getting rolled back to Android 7.0 Nougat could be a mistake. A server gone haywire or another bug that force-pushes these updates although it shouldn't.

What's worse is that, after the update, many apps will start crashing, so the only option Nexus 6 owners have is to completely wipe their devices and reinstall everything. Which means, either this is a blunder, or a move towards making the Nexus run smoothly again.


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