Android 5.1.1 references surface on Google’s own site

by: Jimmy WestenbergApril 17, 2015

Nexus 9-2

Google just recently began rolling out Android 5.1 Lollipop within the last few weeks, but there may be another software version already on its way sometime soon. The next version is Android 5.1.1, and it was recently found running on the Nexus 9 and Wi-fi Nexus 7 (2013) model on Google’s Android Audio Latency information page. The Nexus 9 is running build number LMY47S and the Wi-fi Nexus 7 (2013) is shown running build number LMY47W. We’ve attached a screenshot below so you can see for yourself.

Android Audio Latency

We can’t be sure that an official rollout will happen within the next few days (or weeks for that matter), but since Google is openly flaunting the new version on its own website, it’s tough to imagine we’re too far away from 5.1.1 rolling out sometime soon. There’s been no leaks or rumors about what exactly 5.1.1 will bring, but we’re sure it has something to do with bug fixes.

The Wi-Fi Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 were among the last of the Nexus devices to receive the update to Android 5.1. The Nexus 7 just received its update a few days ago, and the Nexus 9 is still stuck on Android 5.0. We’re hoping a rollout happens sometime soon, because the Nexus 9 needs a boatload of bug fixes.

  • Clay

    Now, the question is, how to get it on the 2013 Nexus 7’s that were bricked by Google’s last update?

    • VAVA Mk2

      Nexus Root Toolkit

  • valid1993

    When comes update for nexus 5 fixing , camera, memory leak?

  • Seung Chan Lee

    N9 really needs to be updated. It sucks…

    • Yan Qin

      Nexus9 sucks so damn hard! It makes me feel like I was back to jelly bean era. So disappointed.

  • Cozzy1984

    Pity about the hundreds/thousands whose nexus 7’s have been turned into bricks following the 5.0.2 update. Google and Asus not taking responsibility and not offering repairs/refunds or even a statement!! #Nexus7Bricked

  • Awayze

    I’ll update to 5.1.1. 5.0.2 was awful on my N7, back at KK

  • Jonathan W

    Maybe the Nexus 9 bugs were so bad that they needed to wait till the next android version??? Still frustrating though.

  • MR D

    I hope it will come soon. I hope it finally fixes the memory leaks and them random reboots that have happened on my n7 2013 WiFi 3 times in 2 days. It would also be good if the WiFi connection bug and Bluetooth bug also get fixed but I doubt they will ever get fixed since I even happens on KitKat and I presume versions before that.

    I really really hope Google do good for this next one.
    Don’t get me wrong, 5.1 has flexed other things like I can clearly see my nexus runs smoothly when moving about from app to app or home screen etc. I have not noticed any black flickering when switching from app to home. Even chrome does not flicker any more. The recent apps screen now also seems to work as it should do. It now stops random system process apps from appearing, so now when I swipe all away they are actually all away and it seems to remember after rebooting which apps are open.
    I also like the notification panel fixes for swiping and the additions to the Bluetooth and WiFi toggles is good and useful.

    Basically all good in 5.1 just them bugs I mentioned to squeeze and we are back to awesomeness nexus android devices. 

  • John Ogbonna

    I really don’t understand what they did from KitKat to lollipop to create so many bugs. the only real helpful things that they added were lock screen notifications and better quick toggles, and the rest were pretty much all aesthetic changes and under the hood “improvements” that resulted in a slower UI and worst battery drain despite all that crap about project Volta. the user experience on KitKat overall is much better than lollipop. I don’t know what they’re doing, but Google has to get it together. Lollipop is stifling Android for the time being. I hope for the next major release, they introduce a “project” that’s actually gonna work unlike volta. What they really need is something like “project butter version 2”, and something that will actually increase battery life.

    • Guest

      the user experience on KitKat overall is much better than lollipop.

      No, just no. Only problem with LP is that it’s still betaish, but even that doesn’t bug me (no pun intended), as I can’t go back to stock KK on my phone. KK is just garbage to me now.

      I do agree the battery life (for project volta, pfft) is pathetic though, and 5.1 still hasn’t fully fixed it. Google definitely rushed LP out the door and is taking way too long to clean it up.

      • Badelhas

        “Only problem with LP is that it’s still betaish”

        Thats exactly what I ment. Lollipop was, at least until now, a step back in actual user experience. While I enjoy the new lock screen features, Battery Life, one of the most important things on a smatphone, is much worst on my HTC One M8 on Lollipop than when I had KitKat

    • ziplock9000

      You have no clue what the hell you’re talking about

      • John Ogbonna

        Spend months using a phone with android 5.0 and YOU’LL have an idea of what I’m talking about.

  • fizzy

    Have no battery drains lol

  • Jack Meier

    Add another Nexus 7 2013 brick as of today…… 5.02……

  • zakaria

    I have 5.1 lmy47d this is very good in about when clicked mor times on android show a lolipop and drag it a game is show and play like flappy bird
    ورژن اندروید جدید خیلی خوبه بازی فلپی بیرد هم داره تو قسمت درباره روی اندروید کلیک زیاذ کنید
    Nexus 7 2012 3g tilapia