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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 May 28

Google rolling out an updated Android 7.1.1 Nougat build for Nexus 6 owners

No, we’re not kidding. Over three and a half years after its debut, Google is rolling out an update to its Nexus 6. There’s no Oreo on board here, but rather, just an updated version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Nexus 6 Stories August 16, 2017

Android 7.1.1 is finally resuming its rollout to the Nexus 6

Google’s Nexus 6 first started to receive the update to Android 7.1.1 at the beginning of this year, but following numerous complaints of issues that this update caused for the phone, Google quickly pulled it. Thankfully, it looks like 7.1.1 is ready for primetime on old Shamu.

Nexus 6 Stories August 9, 2017

Of Google’s various Nexus phones, one of my favorites was 2014’s Nexus 6. The “shamu” that it was, it turned out to be a pretty spectacular phone, and one that is still in use in my family. However, today’s Amazon Gold Box deal that cuts the price to $230 isn’t the best idea. Here’s why.

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Nexus 6 Stories March 15, 2017

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, 2017

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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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Nexus 6 Stories January 31, 2017

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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