Android 5.1.1 references start showing up on Google’s site


android 5-1-1 sdk manager

It wasn’t long ago we’d told you that Android 5.1.1 was a thing0,. If our server logs weren’t believable enough, you could actually head into the Android Studio’s SDK manager and download it. And now the new software is showing up on Google’s Android developers site.

The goods exist on the page concerning audio latency, where Google lists the Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 as having “Android 5.1.1” as their latest builds. The former shows a build of LMY47W, while Nexus 9 is showing as LMY47S.

Does this mean we’re nearing some sort of rollout? Its hard to say, though public flaunting of this new version would suggest Google is deep within testing and is working hard to get it out of the door.

It shouldn’t be hard for you to contain excitement for its arrival. Incremental updates like these rarely bring any exciting new features and changes. Expect a lot of bug busting to go on under-the-hood, and not much more (though, depending on how you and your Lollipop devices have gotten along since its arrival, a bug fixing update might be as exciting as anything else).

[Thanks Juno!]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. the link above takes you to Audio Latency Measurements….

    1. …and the charts say what version was tested.

      1. …and my response admits I am wrong =) think I got to that page and did the ultimate fail by not scrolling!

  2. better roll out soon before I throw my Moto X 2014 Pure Edition off the tallest building I can find. 5.0 on the Moto X has been a horrible experience.

    1. I just now today got 5.0 on my Sprint Note 4.

    2. I think 5.0 on all devices have been a horrible experience.

      1. It’s been working great on my Nexus 7 2013.

        1. That’s weird. Android 5.0 was a pain in the ass on my Nexus 7 2013, I switched to a 5.1_r5 based ROM and it works like butter.

          1. I did a factory reset before taking the OTA. I went from 4.4.4 to 5.0.2. Smooth as butter. My only complaint is the standby battery life took a dump. I used to be able to leave my tablet on all week and forget about it.. Now it will go dead in 2 or 3 days just sitting there idle.

    3. I have 5.02 on my one plus oxygenos and 5.01 on my galaxy S4 I don’t see any issue both are very stable

  3. It’d be nice if the Nexus 7 (2013) actually got 5.1 first…

    1. It would be nicer if the current Google flagship, the Nexus 9, even got 5.1.

    2. It is out, check the factory image site…. Both WiFi and lte

  4. For most android phone users this kind of good news is bad.. Sour grape, dangling carrot. Except Nexus, others will never get to see the light of 5.x update. Most previous android phones are still on way older 4.x Jelly bean or Kitkat and their manufacturers have no plan to move them to Lollipop. So, nothing to get excited about new android updates. Apple goes back to 4 generations older iphones(6,5S,5,4S) to provide updates.

    1. I feel you bro! But most of the OEMs are updating their 2 year old devices to Lollipop..Samsung, HTC, Sony, Motorola and LG have already updated their devices to Lollipop. I am guessing 5.1 should be pushed in couple of months.

      1. I have two years old LG optimus e970 and still stuck on Jelly beans.

    2. I’m not sure what the “bad news” you’re talking about is. Manfacturers not updating older devices has nothing whatsoever to do with Google releasing a new version. Should everybody just stop at Jelly Bean because your old ass device is stuck on Jelly Bean? Talking about Apple is meaningless here, Google only controls Nexus devices. If you want 4 generations of updates for a non-Nexus device, tell the manufacturer, not Google.

      1. Android is a fragmented OS world and unfortunately Google has no control over it. So, releasing new version of android updates is immaterial to most of the android phone/tablet users.

    3. Yeah they go back 4 generations but those older phones don’t really get the full new version. On Android either you get the whole OS or nothing. Apple removes features like Siri, navigation, etc. So the sheeple who own them think they got the latest and greatest but it’s really only a half aased update. No thanks.

  5. Wow. I am now starting to get annoyed.. Some people don’t even have 5.0 and now they are already talking about 5.1.1?!?!?! Suck bro. Sucks.

    1. Should Google stop all development until manufacturers and carriers catch up?

      1. Yes.

        1. I hope that’s sarcasm. The world shouldn’t stop because some manufacturers/carriers are too slow in updating their devices (or don’t at all).

          And those of who are running 5.x need the bug fixes. I’d almost prefer to be one of those people stuck on 4.4.4, I had no issues at all back then.

          1. My international note 4 is stuck on 4.4.4 and it’s one of my smoothest devices right now.

  6. After waiting for what seemed an eternity I’ve finally got Lollipop on my Z3 – ffs please.. Don’t take the piss updating it.. Release new builds asap man

  7. I must’ve gotten blessed with this N5 that I purchased March 2014 because I haven’t experience not one issue after starting out on Kit Kat and now rocking this 5.1 Lollipop! I love it and haven’t had any reason to upgrade to any other device…knock on wood! Now watch it melt overnight for me giving it props…would be just my luck! Lol

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