Google is expanding its rollout of Android 5.1.1. The company recently rolled out source code for the latest version of the operating system and released a factory image for the Google Nexus Player.
Now there are also factory images available for the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7 tablets as well as the Nexus 10. You can download and install them manually or wait for Google to roll out an over-the-air update… and you might not have to wait long.
At least one Nexus 10 user has already received an OTA update. It’s a relatively small package, at just 13.9 MB.
That’s not surprising, since there aren’t any major new features in Android 5.1.1. Instead, the focus seems to be on fixing bugs. Android Police notes that we should see a few fixes affecting security issues, Chromecast performance, and the camera timeout on the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 smartphones… although factory images and OTA updates aren’t yet available for those phones as of May 1st, 2015.
One of the nice things about Nexus devices though, is that they have strong independent developer communities: there are already a number of custom ROMs based on Android 5.1.1 available for both the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6.
via Android Police
Nexus 7 hw+ decoding was broken in the 5.1 release. Looks like they need to do more testing. If 5.1.1 fixes this I probably won’t upgrade again unless I have to. Should have stayed with 5.0
whats the f’en point of this updates when I can not even get 4.4.4 from 4.4.2. This is just restarted. My old moto g 2nd gen could not get 5.0.1 and it was all over the web is available, etc. crock of shit this android. I do not want apple but now I get why people flock to them, simple and worry free over all
The devices in this article are not phones and are Google branded devices. Your cell phone provider provides Android updates, *if* they choose to do so.
One thing I hate about Android is how they roll out the updates. I can see why they don’t want them all to go out at one time, just in case there’s a bug, but if someone manually requests an update on their device it should give them the update if it’s available.
Use Xiaomi phones, get weekly updates! Also weekly bugs, but that’s what updates are about, amiright?
That’s the risk of updates, but they should let users take those risks. Perhaps they have bugs they’re trying to get rid of! 😉
BTW, it doesn’t bother me that non-Nexus devices take longer to get updates through carriers, but again once those updates are available they should be available on request too.
Cellular providers have to test and support these devices at no additional income. Don’t expect many to do so except on the most popular devices. Most providers would choose to sell you another phone and will not make an effort to make your current phone better. They simply are not in business for that purpose.
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