First non-Google smartphone to get update REVEALED

For now the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat features will only be available to those who head to the Google Play Store and download the Concept Installer for the Xperia X.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat is making its way to the Nexus 6. It has gotten security updates, but not the latest and greatest version of Android.

Google hasn't revealed the sales figures for the Nexus 5X and 6P and this has led people to think that perhaps the devices haven't sold all that well and Google doesn't want anyone to know about it. Google may have wanted the community to think of the handsets as merely reference handsets.

Last month, a statement sent over to Android Police confirmed that Google's Nexus 6 from 2014 would receive Android 7.1.1 Nougat even though it wasn't a part of the list of devices that got the update when it initially began rolling out earlier in December. 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.

As per the reports from NDTV, Google in its latest Android security bulletin has two security patch level strings. Nevertheless, those who can not wait for the official OTA rollout of Android 7.1.1 may go ahead and download the full-system image and OTA files manually, using the links from Google's Android developer portal. The tech giant reported that the January security patch would offer fixes for 95 vulnerabilities.

As of now, Google Pixel and Pixel XL users can download the Nougat-based builds NMF26U and NMF26V respectively. The Nexus 6 might have been an exception, as the phone was launched back in November 2016.

  • Latoya Cobb