Nexus Android 5.1.1 Release: 10 Things to Count On Now

Google’s Nexus Android 5.1.1 release continues to gain ground though there is still a long way to go before the job is complete. With Google’s new Android 5.1 update still missing for many Nexus users, we want to take a look at what we expect now from Google’s latest roll out.

In March, Google pushed an Android 5.1 Lollipop update to Nexus devices. The company’s new Android 5.1 update brought a long list of bug fixes for Lollipop problems but it also brought some new features and feature enhancements. Unfortunately, it also brought a collection of its own problems to owners of the Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and so on.

Shortly after Android 5.1’s arrival, Nexus users started complaining about a number of frustrating issues including random reboots, battery drain, Bluetooth problems, app crashes, Wi-Fi problems, and more. Android 5.1 problems continue to pile up, even as Google prepares to push an Android 5.1.1 update to its Nexus smartphones.

App performance is good on the Nexus 7 after installing Android 5.1.1.

App performance is good on the Nexus 7 after installing Android 5.1.1.

In April, Google released Android 5.1.1, a smaller bug fix update aimed at solving some lingering Lollipop problems including issues with Android 5.1.

Android 5.1.1 is currently available for the Nexus 7 2012 Wi-Fi, Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi, and the Wi-Fi version of the Nexus 9. It’s slated to hit other devices in the future though Google itself hasn’t confirmed anything.

There are still a lot of question marks which means that we’ve been getting bombarded with questions from friends, family and readers, many of whom are dealing with problems on Android 5.1 and below. We don’t have a mole inside Google but what we do have is credible Android 5.1.1 release information and years of dealing with Nexus Android update releases. We are, after all, Nexus owners ourselves.

Today, we want to take a look at few things that we think you Nexus users can count on from the Android 5.1.1 release for Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 6, and more.

Android Wear Android 5.1.1 Update to Move Slow

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Android Wear Android 5.1.1 Update to Move Slow

Android Wear doesn't fall under Google's Nexus-branding but it's a Nexus-like program and that's why we've included it here. The rest of these slides pertain to Nexus-branded smartphones and tablets.

Google's once again announced the start of the Android Wear Android 5.1.1 release. The company made the announcement on its Nexus Help Forum confirming a number of details for owners of its smartwatches. 

According to Android Police, the Android 5.1.1 release is underway and it's currently hitting the LG G Watch and the LG G Watch R. The site claims that the two products will not be getting Wi-Fi support, a feature that Google's baked into its Android Wear Android 5.1.1 update. 

The update will also be rolling out to the Moto 360, Sony Smartwatch 3 and the Samsung Gear Live. Release dates for those models weren't announced but you can count on a long, drawn out process. Same goes for the roll outs to the LG models. This is Google we're talking about here and nothing is ever fast. 

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