AT&T Rolls Out Lollipop 5.1.1 for Nexus 6

For those who have the AT&T version of the Nexus 6, it’s a good Wednesday morning for you.  The Lollipop 5.1.1 update is starting to roll out from the US carrier, following in the footsteps of Sprint and US Cellular who have already released the update (see my article on why I think Android Lollipop updates are broken and this delay is a good example).  The update is coming via an over-the-air (OTA) update and is 81MB in size according to the AT&T site. Interestingly, the site also points out that the OTA update will slowly ramp up over the course of the week.  That means if you check for an update on your Nexus 6 and don’t see it, try again later as it may just not be to you yet.

Specifically for the Nexus 6 on AT&T, you can expect to see two changes in your device after you upgrade to Lollipop 5.1.1.

Google Nexus 6

Google Nexus 6

  • Stability Improvements
  • Disable Smart Lock feature when EAS password policy is enforced

In general, the 5.1.1 update is more stable and contains a lot of fixes over 5.0.x so you will of course benefit from those inherent fixes that come with it.

If you are running the Nexus 6 on AT&T, have you seen the update yet?  Any issues or did it all go smooth?  Leave a comment here or on Google+ and let me know.

You can get more information including technical information about this update from the AT&T site.


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