Google didn’t find the solution for the ‘temporarily broke Android Pay’ yet on Nexus 6 after March security update to the handsets. So the company wants the device owners to roll back to the Android 7.0 from the earlier release 7.1.1 Nougat. The Nougat story for the Nexus 6 is not going smooth from very start, as it took longer than usual to receive Android 7.0 Nougat, and 7.1.1 took a while too. Then several bugs on 7.1.1 were discovered.
The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to Nexus 6 came with several bugs, then the March security update resolved the issues but it temporarily broke Android Pay on the handsets. Google acknowledged the issue, and said that the problem is being investigated. As the company is still working on it, it has now started pushing a downgrade Android 7.0 OTA to Nexus 6 devices running on Android 7.1.1. According to the Google community manager, if you want to guarantee future OTA updates, you will need to get back on the 7.0 supported track.
Responding to the matter, Google community manager said,
“Hey All, 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. Hope this clarifies!”
It’s all getting very confusing for Nexus owners, if you’re using a Nexus 6, be sure to check the description of any updates before installing them. But one thing is for sure that the Nexus 6 won’t be officially getting any further OS upgrades.