We all know that updates are the biggest problem of Android phones. Therefore, a lot of people choose to buy smartphones from the Nexus series (or new Pixel) which have an unmodified operating system provided directly by Google. However, the market share of these devices is very low. This is the reason why Android Nougat is installed only on 0.3% of active Android devices.
Currently, smartphones from Nexus series have Android Nougat 7.0 version on board. But soon this situation will change and owners of Nexus mobiles will have on their phones the same operating system, which is installed on the latest flagships from Google, i.e. Pixel and Pixel XL.
Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Nexuses will be released on 6th December.
This information comes from the Australian mobile carrier called Vodafone. Reports related to releasing an update on our phones coming from operators, are generally very reliable. For example, information on the release date of Android Nougat came from Canadian mobile operator, which later turned out to be 100% true. So far we know on 100% that Android 7.1.1 Nougat will arrive on 6th December for Nexus 6P. The update will weigh 650 MB, and contain all security patches and new features introduced in Nougat version 7.1.1. However, it sometimes takes up to two weeks before OTA update will reach all users.
Android’s community speculates that the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update will be also available for other devices.
It is speculated that on the same day the update should be ready for models: Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Pixel C. Google Pixel and Pixel XL are currently working on Android 7.1 Nougat, however this update should be also released for them in early December as part of the monthly security patches. If you are very impatient and do not want you to wait for the final version of the new Android, then you can download the Developer Preview version available directly from Google at this address.
Source: Vodafone Australia