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Google announced its highly anticipated Nexus 6 smartphone in 2014. The phone ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop, packs a massive 5.96-inch 1,440 x 2,560 display, a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, an Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB of RAM, a 3,220mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter.

In addition to its impressive hardware, the Nexus 6 supports wireless charging and also comes with Motorola’s Turbo charger, which is capable of charging the device up to six hours of battery life in around 15 minutes. However, if that’s not enough, Android 5.0 also includes a battery saving mode that can add an extra 90 minutes of juice to your device.

Nexus 6 Stories March 15

GOOG: 847.20

1.58

Google is downgrading Nexus 6 owners on 7.1.1 to 7.0, which is causing more problems than it’s fixing [Update]

Google’s Nexus 6 is outside of its update window at this point, but owners were glad to learn that the phone would be upgraded to Android 7.1.1, even though it was delayed for quite some time. Eventually, Google rolled out the update, but it later pulled it. However, that left some users on 7.1.1, and apparently, Google is trying to downgrade those users back to 7.0.

Update: A Google employee has responded to Reddit users with the following information:

There was a recent OTA update for Android 7.0 that is causing confusion for some Nexus 6 users. For those of you that want to guarantee future OTA updates, you will need to get back on the 7.0 supported track. If you are experiencing issues after accepting the 7.0 update, please factory reset your device to help resolve any problems.

For any Nexus 6 users that want to continue flashing/sideloading future builds, you can stay on 7.1.1 and continue to do so.

Nexus 6 Stories March 10

GOOG: 843.25

4.57

Nexus 6 is a relatively old smartphone (and just recently reached end of life for full software updates from Google), but it still gets its monthly security updates. That’s great, except for the fact that this month the Nexus 6 security over-the-air update is actually breaking a security feature for many users. As it should, the Mountain View company has pulled the update until further notice.

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Nexus 6 Stories January 31

GOOG: 796.79

-5.53

Yesterday’s announcement of Android 7.1.2 revealed a small update, with bigger implications. In Google’s blog post, you may have noticed that the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are both not listed, and for good reason ─ Google is no longer pushing system updates to these devices.

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Nexus 6 Stories December 27, 2016

GOOG: 791.55

1.64

Google says Nexus 6 will get Android 7.1.1 in early January

All of the currently-supported Nexus and Pixel devices have received Android 7.1.1 at this point (you can find factory images at Google’s website as usual), but one device, the Nexus 6, has been mysteriously missing for a few weeks. Now, we know that the phablet from 2014 is getting its update come early next month…

Nexus 6 Stories October 3, 2016

GOOG: 772.56

-4.73

It’s been well over a month since Google released Android Nougat to the masses, but out of the eight supported Nexus devices running this latest release, one notable one has been ignored entirely: the Motorola-made Nexus 6. Luckily, that ends today.

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Nexus 6 Stories September 14, 2016

GOOG: 762.49

2.80

Amidst delays, Google confirms that Nougat for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE will be available ‘in the coming weeks’

It’s been a few weeks since Google made Nougat official, and in the time since the company hasn’t pushed the update to all Nexus devices. It took until last week for the Nexus 6P’s OTA to fully roll out, and we’re still waiting on updates for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE. Now the company has confirmed: we’re going to have to keep waiting…

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