Android 5.1 starts hitting Nexus devices

Android 5.1 starts hitting Nexus devices

Android 5.1

T-Mobile shows the latest Android OS update as available for the Nexus 4 and 5, while Sprint says it’s rolling out for the Nexus 6.

Android 5.1

Owners of certain Nexus mobile devices should be on the lookout for Android 5.1.

Announced by Google on Monday, the latest flavor of the Android Lollipop operating system is already out for the Nexus 4 smartphone, Nexus 5 smartphone and 2013 Nexus 7 tablet via T-Mobile. The carrier’s page for the Nexus 4 shows the 5.1 update available as an over-the-air (OTA) installation via Wi-Fi as of Monday. The page for the Nexus 5 and the one for the 2013 Nexus 7 show the same information. Both pages say the update will be available via a cellular connection at a later date.

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A Sprint support page says that Android 5.1 is available for the Nexus 6 phablet as of Wednesday via an OTA update. The page cautions that such updates may be released in stages, so Nexus 6 owners on Sprint may not see the update arrive for several days. A Sprint spokesman told CNET that the new flavor of Android is also rolling out OTA for Nexus 5.

What’s different about Android 5.1? The latest update to Google’s mobile OS fixes several issues in 5.0 and also throws in a few new features. Google’s official blog on the update touts unspecified performance and stability improvements.

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