The Nexus 6 is finally able to upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat after Google ironed out early problems with the update.
Google announced the rollout of Nougat to Nexus devices in August, and promised at the time that it would arrive on the Nexus 6 "in weeks". The rollout was subsequently delayed, however, and, while Google has yet to confirm the reason, it is thought that the update caused excessive battery drain.
Whatever the problem was, it has now been fixed. Google posted an Android 7.0 Nougat factory image and a flashable OTA file on Monday, and some users have reported that their device received an over-the-air update.
There is still no update for the Google Nexus 9, though, which also had the Nougat update halted owing to what appears to be the same battery problems.
2013's Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 tablet won't be supported by Android 7.0, which should not come as much of a surprise given that neither device was included in Google's beta testing programme.
The rollout of Nougat to the Nexus 6 comes just hours ahead of Google's much-hyped hardware event today at which we'll see the launch of the firm's first non-Nexus devices.
The HTC-made Google Pixel and Pixel XL handsets have had their specs leaked in full courtesy of a clumsy Carphone Warehouse employee. We can expect to see 5in Full HD and 5.5in QHD screens respectively, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 innards, USB-C connectivity, 12MP and 8MP cameras, and a choice of 32GB or 228GB of storage with room to expand via microSD.
There is no word on prices or availability just yet, but we'll no doubt find out later today. Google's launch event kicks off at 5pm UK time, and we'll cover all the news as it happens.
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