Vodafone Australia has revealed that the Android 7.1 OTA update for the Nexus 6P is going to begin rolling out on December 6. While the carrier did not mention anything about the other Nexus devices, it does seem likely that Google will push out the same update to other recent Nexus devices such as the Nexus 5X, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Nexus 6, and the Pixel C tablet shortly after it begins the update rollout for the Nexus 6P. As of now, the only Android devices to be running on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat platform are the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.
While there is no official confirmation yet, a journalist and a podcaster @Bluewall revealed in a tweet a few days back that the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update will be seeded to the entire Nexus family on December 6. That means all the Nexus device we listed above will be update to Android 7.1.1 in about a week’s time. Of course, OTA rollouts do take some time to reach all units, so some of you may have to wait a little longer than others to receive the update. In addition to the Nexus family, rumors suggest Google could be rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to select Android One devices as well.
While the older Nexus smartphones will be getting most of the features that Android 7.1.1 includes, they will not support the new Daydream platform even after being updated. Since Daydream requires compatible hardware, a software update will not enable the feature on the older Nexus handsets. Motorola’s Moto Z and Moto Z Force are an exception, as they did feature the compatible hardware, which is why they are compatible with Daydream VR after the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Still, owners of older Nexus devices do have features such as new icons, updated storage manager, image plus GIF support for the AOSP keyboard and a few others to look forward to.