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.
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.