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Android 5.1 said to be rolling out to Nexus 6 today

According to updated documents from Sprint, the Android 5.1 Lollipop update may be coming to the Nexus 6 starting today.

Published onMarch 11, 2015

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Earlier this week, Google formally announced Android 5.1 and immediately made factory images available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10. So when might we see the latest version of Android come to other Nexus devices? While the image has yet to hit, Sprint has now updated its Nexus 6 support page to indicate that the update will hit N6 users starting today.

For those that aren’t on Sprint’s network, don’t worry, this update will apply to you as well. After all, there’s only one SKU for the Nexus 6, and so the update should be hitting everyone in reasonably short order. It’s also probable that the Nexus 6 factory image will be showing up sometime soon, at least if Sprint’s 3/11 release target proves accurate.

While we already have an idea of what’s new in Android 5.1, including the quasi-return of silent mode, Sprint’s changelog specifically points out the following:

• Factory Reset Protection
• Enhancements to sending MMS messages in the UK
• Fixed duplicate SMS messages being sent

We’ll be sure to update readers as soon as we get confirmation that the update is rolling out over the air, or if the factory images hit. Anyone get 5.1 on their Nexus 6 yet? Let us know in the comments.

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