Nexus 6
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Nexus 6
Attention Nexus 6 owners, your over month long nightmare is finally over with Google posting the factory image and OTA update for the phone on their website.

The update is for Android 7.0.0, build NBD90Z and appears to be a part of their rollout of the October security update. Google announced Nougat on August 23, but it’s taken 41 days for Nexus 6 owners to get their update.

While Google has never advised why the hold up with the Nougat update for the phone, as the last platform update for the Nexus 6, owners are probably interested in Google ‘getting it right’ for the phone. There will of course be security updates for the Nexus 6 for another year, but this is it for the Nexus 6 in terms of OS updates. Issues with power drain and bootloops on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are thought to be the reason behind Google holding back the update, but with the release now live hopefully those issues are resolved.

The Factory Image and OTA update files are live on the Nexus Files website, if you’re a Nexus 6 owner though and have a little more patience you may get an update notification in the very near future.

Source: OTA FilesFactory Images.
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John Bokilo
John Bokilo
3 years ago

I thought Google was a software company. The company is really struggling with its operation systems for phones. I wonder if it has had time to look at the flawlessness of iOS rollout and maintenance.

It may be strange to say this but Google should continuously reflect on the life and tragedy of Blackberry RIM; a company may get drunk with its own hype and forget to focus on meeting customers’ changing needs and wants.

Jesus Machine
Jesus Machine
3 years ago

You guys said it was out 6 weeks ago? What happened?

craigo
3 years ago

Just got the the update notification. Yay!

chris
chris
3 years ago

Hardly a nightmare. Is just a firmware update, I would rather wait for a fully working update than a buggy one that prevents me using the phone.

Manish
Manish
3 years ago

Just sideloaded OTA, and this has given a new life to my ageing Nexus 6 ๐Ÿ™‚

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
3 years ago

Hopefully the 9 will be close now.

Darren Ferguson
Darren Ferguson
Reply to  Paul Walker
3 years ago

Nexus 9? I got the OTA ages ago.

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
Reply to  Darren Ferguson
3 years ago

No factory images. I’m on a custom ROM and want to return to stock so would like the factory image.

Darren Ferguson
Darren Ferguson
Reply to  Paul Walker
3 years ago

You could grab the previous one plus the OTA I reckon. Sure that has been posted somewhere.

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
Reply to  Darren Ferguson
3 years ago

Yeah, I thought about that. I just wanted to start clean on v7 rather than upgrade from v6. I know I’m being fussy.

TT
TT
3 years ago

Nexus 6 is the worst mobile phone I used so far. After one year used, I even can’t sell it.

silverman66
silverman66
Reply to  TT
3 years ago

How much do you want?

TT
TT
Reply to  silverman66
3 years ago

I expected $600 one year ago and $400 more now. It’s reasonable. My friend just sold his old iPhone 6 for $600. Two years old.

silverman66
silverman66
Reply to  TT
3 years ago

Well that’s probably why you can’t sell it. Your price expectations are too high. Brand new ones can be found for $339 (a quick ebay search). There may be even cheaper ones around.

TT
TT
Reply to  silverman66
3 years ago

That’s what I said compared with iPhone, Nexus 6 is so rubbish and no one regards it as a good phone. Do you know how much I sold Nexus 5 when 6 release? $500 actually. That’s the reason I said Nexus 6 is the worst valuable Nexus I bought.

Rob
Rob
Reply to  TT
3 years ago

Bullshit! Nexus5 was retailing for $400, how did you sell it for 500?

lance
lance
Reply to  TT
3 years ago

First off asshole u are already disqualified for saying rubbish, we get it ur so charming and British, but here’s the thing ur the past we the us r the future so learn how to talk so u don’t sound like an ancient rube sitting on the toilet or whatever ur Brit idiots call them, u want more for a nexus that u own that they sell for new, that’s not nexus fault ur just a stupid person, and as for ur apple selling for more , it cost a lot more asshole, are u mad ur Honda didn’t sell… Read more ยป

lance
lance
Reply to  TT
3 years ago

So u sold the nexus ,5 for more than Google was selling them for new, wow ur the best biz man ever

chris
chris
Reply to  TT
3 years ago

I love mine, has been brilliant. The problem is between the ground and the screen I think.

craigo
Reply to  TT
3 years ago

Wireless charging. Water resistant. Dual speakers. Stock Android. Yea, who would want that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

TT
TT
Reply to  craigo
3 years ago

A good camera actually more important than all of them except stock Android. That’s the iPhone did always.

craigo
Reply to  TT
3 years ago

I’ll give you that. The camera is rubbish compared with other phones. Camera technology is moving so quickly these days.

Synesthesiac
Synesthesiac
Reply to  TT
3 years ago

They’re selling for more used now than they were six months ago.

TT
TT
Reply to  Synesthesiac
3 years ago

I still can’t sell my one.

lance
lance
Reply to  TT
3 years ago

Yeah a 2 k 6 inch screen, 3220 mAh battery, sd 805, with a 20 % faster GPU than the more advanced v10, 13 mp camera w iOS, pure Android , built in qwik charge and wireless charging, and now updated to 7.0, plus waterproof and dual front facing speakers, and now at low price, yeah it’s a terrible phone, go spend 900 on a 750 p LCD apple garbage in 2016 I’ll keep my Nexus AMOLED asswipe

geoff
geoff
3 years ago

I just checked on this too. My friends can stop bugging me about that now!