Google finally confirms that the Nexus 6 handsets will receive the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in early January. The last minute bug was reported to be the main reason for the delayed roll out of the firmware update.

According to NDTV Gadgets, the rest of Nexus and Pixel phones from Google already obtained the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. Now, Nexus 6 is also confirmed to receive similar upgrade. The biggest search engine company already announced its update roll out plans for the smartphone, as a matter of fact, Google stated that rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Nexus 6 devices will start in early January.

Additionally, Google also revealed the reason behind the delay in rolling out the update for Nexus 6 smartphone. The company stated that a last minute bug specific to the phone caused the delay of the rollout. The biggest search engine company said in an interview, "Unfortunately, we found a last minute bug that was specific to the Nexus 6, which has caused the delay of the 7.1.1 OTA roll out. We've since fixed the issue and will be rolling out an update in early January."

As for the enhancements brought by the Android 7.1.1 update, Android Headlines reported that upon upgrading to Android 7.1.1, the Nexus 6 will get access to some new features that are already offered in Pixel and Pixel XL. The said enhancements include App Shortcuts, GIF access and image attachment from the keyboard, Night Light to block out some of the blue light that emits from the screen, the round app icons, and a handful of other improvements like bug fixes and stability developments.

The Android 7.1.1 for Nexus 6 is not a very large update, but still, its owners are advised to download it through Wi-Fi. Also, the software may not hit the devices on all carriers at the same time, so if the users will want to watch for it, they could manually check for the firmware upgrade.