Nexus 6 users on Android 7.1.1 Nougat reportedly receiving OTA that downgrades them to 7.0

Motorola's Nexus 6 has been having a tough time as of late. Android 7.0 was delayed by over a month before owners of the device got it, and the same can be said about Android 7.1.1. Once Google finally delivered the latest update, users began reporting speakerphone issues.

Now, owners of the device that are running the latest version of Nougat are reporting that they're receiving an OTA update that downgrades the device to Android 7.0. According to the reports, it's not even the March, 2017 security update that comes with it, but instead, it's the one from October, 2016.

Just about everyone who stated that they installed this update said that it seriously impacted the usability of their handsets. This might seem obvious to some, as anyone with experience in side-loading Android images knows that it's not so simple to downgrade a device without clearing user data.

While the Nexus 6 is slated to continue receiving security updates for some time still, Android 7.1.1 Nougat is officially the last Android update that it will receive. 7.1.2 is currently in beta, and Google has confirmed that the Nexus 6 and 9 will not be supported.

We've reached out to Google for some clarification on this, but haven't received any response yet. We'll keep you updated when we know more.

Have you received this update on your Nexus 6? Let us know in the comments!

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