Several days ago, Google approved T-Mobile of rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update for the Nexus 6. What makes this special is that these smartphones will have Wi-Fi calling, along with a lot of their bugs being fixed. However, this is only limited to T-Mobile.
Website Techno Buffalo reports that in order to receive the 5.1.1 Lollipop update, you need the 5.1. If you haven’t already, you better do so quickly. And according to the website, Product Evangelist at T-Mobile reported that , ““If all goes well, T-Mobile will continue to make Android 5.1.1 available to more Nexus 6 owners over the coming weeks.”
So why wait for something like this to come out? Website Android Headlines has the answer to that. They noted that the, “The Nexus 6 is actually the last Nexus device to receive the Android 5.1.1 update. As the Nexus 9, Nexus 7, Nexus 5, Nexus 4, and Nexus Player have all received their Android 5.1.1 update.” They followed this up with the fact that, “the delay was likely due to T-Mobile trying to get WiFi Calling going, which was actually a feature that T-Mobile and Google announced along with the Nexus 6 last fall with Android 5.0 Lollipop.”
However, Android Headlines observed something that surprised them. They said, “It’s surprising to see Android 5.1.1 getting its factory image today for the Nexus 6, when we are just days away from Google I/O.” for those who don’t know, it’s the Google I/O conference that’s being held this Thursday and Friday at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Here, the Android M will make an appearance.
It’ll be interesting to see what develops over the next couple days. Android Headlines is right in pointing out that Android 5.1.1 was getting it’s image from the Nexus 6. Was Google trying to show off a little early? It’s a little odd that the Nexus 6 would only be available for T-Mobile too. What are your thoughts on this?