A few weeks after going under Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the Nexus 6 have to backtrack.
Google has deployed an update that is downgrading Motorola’s terminals to version 7.0, as a result of Android Pay related issues.
Updates are generally intended to provide terminals with a newer version of the OS. The Nexus 6, released in 2014, knows the opposite way.
Google had recognized that the March security update offered to users of the Motorola smartphone posed some problems, especially with Android Pay.
After announcing that investigations were under way, the US giant has simply decided to iron the Nexus 6 on Android 7.0 Nougat.
This update is pushed in OTA on the terminals and is not without posing some problems. Moving to a previous version of the Google OS requires a smartphone reset.
However, this reset does not occur automatically when the update is installed and remains essential for the correct operation of the device.
According to the team responsible for Nexus smartphones, downgrading to version 7.0 is necessary to be sure to take advantage of future updates.
If the updates are installed manually, users can stay in version 7.1.1 if they accept the problems associated with them.
However, it is questionable whether the Nexus 6 will be switched to 7.1.1 again.
This version of Android Nougat was not actually planned at the base, because the software support of the Nexus 6 had to stop in October 2016.