Google says that it found a “last minute bug” with the Nexus 6’s update to Android 7.1.1 that required fixing before the rollout could begin. The good news is that the bug has indeed been fixed, and Google is planning to push Android 7.1.1 to the Nexus 6 in early January.
The update to Android 7.1.1 includes a few notable features, like app shortcuts when you long-press on an app icon and image keyboard support.
The Nexus 6 is getting pretty long in the tooth, having launched in October 2014. It’s still getting support from Google thanks to its status as a Nexus phone, though, and it’s exciting to hear that it’ll soon get the latest version of Android that its Pixel brethren are running.