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Update: The WiFi version of the Nexus 7 (2013) is joining in the fun, with an OTA update for Android 5.1 now heading out. You can download the OTA file for sideload (from LRX22G) from here.

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The Android 5.1 rollout is probably the slowest in living memory, with some of Google’s Nexus devices still waiting for it more than a month after the official announcement of the new version.

Now a new Nexus device is joining the ranks of the up to date, with Android 5.1 going out to the LTE version of the Nexus 7 (2013).

The Nexus 9 has taken over as Google’s reference tablet, but the 2013 Nexus 7 remains a popular and beloved device among Android fans. Android 5.1 will bring to the Nexus 7 2013 LTE bug fixes, performance improvements, and a handful of UI changes and new features. Learn about all things Android 5.1 from this post.

For those who are on the latest version of Android 5.0.2 (LRX22G), updating is as simple as flashing this OTA file. For a full-on system refresh, which also means you will lose your data, a factory system image is available as well.

Of course, the safest and easiest way is to wait for the OTA to hit your device on its own.

We’re still waiting for the Android 5.1 update for the Wi-Fi version of the Nexus 7 2013, but, at least in theory, it shouldn’t be too far behind. Let us know if you’ve got the update on your Nexus tablet!