Nexus 6: Release date, Specs, Apps, News & Reviews

Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 Will No Longer Be Updated by Google; To Only Receive Security Patches Going Forward

Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 Will No Longer Be Updated by Google; To Only Receive Security Patches Going Forward

Earlier today, Google released a beta build of Android 7.1.2 for its Pixel and Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Missing from the list were Google’s 2015 Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. The company has now confirmed that going forward, these two Nexus devices will only receive security updates and no Android updates. 

Nexus 6 Now Receiving Update to Android 7.1.1

Nexus 6 Now Receiving Update to Android 7.1.1

Back in December of 2016, Google released Android 7.1.1 Nougat to a variety of different Nexus-branded devices, but the Nexus 6 wasn’t included in the first wave.

Nexus 6 Will Receive Android 7.1.1 in ‘Early January’

Nexus 6 Will Receive Android 7.1.1 in ‘Early January’

Earlier this month, Android 7.1.1 started making its way to more devices than the Google Pixel lineup.

Google Nexus 6, Nexus 9 LTE Will be Updated to Android 7.0 in the ‘Coming Weeks’

Google Nexus 6, Nexus 9 LTE Will be Updated to Android 7.0 in the ‘Coming Weeks’

At the tail-end of August, a few different Nexus-branded devices, including the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X, began receiving their over-the-air (OTA) update to Android 7.0 Nougat.

How to Sideload Android 7.0 Nougat OTA Update on Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9

How to Sideload Android 7.0 Nougat OTA Update on Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9

Last night, Google started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for all compatible Nexus devices. The company is yet to release the factory images of Nougat for its Nexus devices, so right now, the best way for you to get the update on your device is to sideload the OTA update manually.

The Top 10 Android Smartphones (June 2016)

The Top 10 Android Smartphones (June 2016)

With thousands (literally, if you include storage, finish and market variants) of smartphones running Android right now, picking a top 10 was never going to be easy. But we sorted through and went ahead anyway. By the way, absent from the top 10 are any of the multitude of Chinese designs (including Xiaomi) flooding the East and sub-continent – most simply never appear in Europe and the West in any quantity – and I don’t apologise for only picking smartphones here that I can personally vouch for in one way or another.

Google Nexus 6 discounted to $250 on Amazon

Google Nexus 6 discounted to $250 on Amazon

The Motorola-made Nexus 6 might be more than a year old at this point, but it is still a fine handset by all means, though its high price has been a deterrent for many. Well, Amazon has now discounted the Nexus 6 to a mere $250, which makes it a pretty sweet deal.

Nexus 6 is no longer available for purchase on the Google Store

Nexus 6 is no longer available for purchase on the Google Store

Surprising almost no one, Google has now listed the Nexus 6 as longer being available for purchase through the Google Store. With the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P offering better value for money, it made almost no sense for anyone to buy the year-old shamu. 

Android 6.0.1 brings power button camera shortcut to older Nexus devices

Android 6.0.1 brings power button camera shortcut to older Nexus devices

Samsung added a simple yet powerful feature to its smartphones this year: the home button can be double tapped to launch the camera from anywhere in the interface. Google implemented a similar feature in the power button on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, and it has now brought the useful shortcut to existing Nexus devices with the Android 6.0.1 update.

The 10 Best Android smartphones you can buy right now (late 2015 edition)

The 10 Best Android smartphones you can buy right now (late 2015 edition)

With hundreds of smartphones running Android right now (at least), picking a top 10 was never going to be easy. But you won’t believe the devices that didn’t make the cut – the latest Nexus 5X, the HTC One (M9), to name but two. Also not here are announced devices that we haven’t played with yet – the extremely interesting Moto X Force, the LG V10 and the OnePlus X might otherwise all be contenders. Also absent from the top 10 are any of the multitude of Chinese designs (including Xiaomi) flooding the East and sub-continent – most simply never appear in Europe and the West in any quantity – and we don’t apologise for only picking smartphones that we can personally vouch for in one way or another.