Every time Google releases a new version of their Android OS, the company’s own devices are the first ones to receive it. With the announcement and release of Android 5.1, users of the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 6 and the Nexus 10 can start receiving the OTA updates. Recently, T-Mobile announced that the update is being pushed to the Nexus 4, 5 and 7. At the same time, Sprint declared that its rollout for the Nexus 6 is also underway. Verizon has been carrying the Nexus 6 since 12th March and established that the device will be running Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
Meanwhile, you should notice that the Nexus 7 Android 5.1 Lollipop update is extremely limited for now. Presently, it is being rolled out for the Nexus 7 Wi-Fi 2012 edition. It is not being released for the cellular version of the 2012 Nexus 7 and both Nexus 7 2013 Cellular and Wi-Fi variants. Predictions indicate that the Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi edition should be receiving the update soon. Sadly Google never announces its plans beforehand, so owners of these devices will have to keep waiting patiently.
Meanwhile, the Nexus 7 users can install the Android 5.1 Lollipop update right now. The file has been found lurking on Google Servers. As a result, people who are familiar with the side-loading process can install it immediately.
What are you expecting with the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Nexus 7? Stay tuned for more updates on the Android Update!