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Android 5.1 said to hit Nexus devices this week

Google Android 5.0 Lollipop-15

We’ve already seen Android 5.1 pop up on a few new devices. Now it looks like the latest version of Lollipop could be headed to the Nexus lineup in the very near future.

According to Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii, Google is set to release Android 5.1 Lollipop to the first Nexus devices as soon as this week. The news comes from an anonymous but trusted source, who says the second-generation Nexus 7 could be first to get the new software.

It’s still unclear exactly what Android 5.1 will bring to the tablet, though it sounds like the update could focus on fixing issues with the current version of Lollipop. Specifically, it could mean improved battery life, along with a smoother experience overall. Earlier leaks also suggest the update will fix problems with Wi-Fi, notifications and “Ok Google” voice controls.

Hopefully it won’t be too long before Android 5.1 Lollipop starts showing up on our Nexus devices, and until then we’ll be keeping an eye out for any more news. We’ve already seen the new software show up on some Android One devices in India and Indonesia, but this could be our first chance to get some hands on time with the latest version of Android.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...