Nexus 6 on AT&T reportedly beginning to receive the Android 5.1 Lollipop update

Nexus 6 on AT&T reportedly beginning to receive the Android 5.1 Lollipop update
The Google Nexus 6 is a renewed venture in that Google is once again making the device available across all the major carriers. This took many of the pure-Android faithful a bit by surprise due to how carriers treated the Samsung Galaxy Nexus a few years ago. Updates were not uniform, branding was all over, and let us not forget, bloatware.

Needless to say, that soured the “pure” experience that the Nexus was to deliver. Unfortunately at the time, Google was likely not in any position to force the issue with carriers like Verizon at the time.

That has apparently changed with the Nexus 6 though. All the Nexus 6 devices in the North American market have the same guts, the same radios, and it looks like Google may have a lot more control over pushing out system updates – though for now, we will reserve judgment.

Verizon’s Nexus 6 comes with the latest version of Android, 5.1, on board, so we will have to wait and see if the next update gets distributed quickly. Meanwhile, another carrier not known for enabling the fastest of updates from OEMs is AT&T. How would the AT&T branded Nexus 6 fare with the Android 5.1 update?

Well, it looks like the Nexus line is on the up-and-up for updates across the board as some AT&T customers with the Nexus 6 have started to see the update offered to their device. Denoting build number LMY47D, the same build that is currently pushing to the Nexus 5.

Given what has obviously been a period of growth for pure-Google user base, these system updates are offered in phases to random devices. If you did not receive a notification of the update, check for updates in the settings. If that does not work, you just need to wait for the OTA, as there is a method to Google’s madness.


sources: Android Guys via Android Headlines

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5 Comments

2. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Just sideload the 5.1 OTA (no root required) and set up the AT&T version without the sim. Voila, no more AT&T crapware or splash screen. It takes about 5 steps, one command in fastboot (on Mac or PC), and you have a regular Nexus 6. A plastic spoon or some nail polish remover will remove the logo.

3. Blazers

Posts: 699; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Anyone who buys the Nexus 6 isn't interested in waiting for their carrier to push them an update. I wonder why they even bother.

4. mike2959

Posts: 691; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I have had lot's of phone's. I hate the Nexus 6, just hate it. For 1 week, took it back and got the Note 4. What a ugly a** UI on the Nexus. The display is subpar, the battery just ok. The camera is just average on it's BEST shot. It truly doesn't excel at anything. The LG G Pro 2 that also had 5.9" display kills the Nexus, and it's like 18 months older!

5. EddieB

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

This is another reason i still use my iPhone 6+. Everyone gets the updates the same day, no problems. I was told to get a nexus then the updates come from Goggle, you are the 1st one to get updates :( 5.1 has been out for almost 2 weeks and still l no update. My Nexus 6 still randomly reboots almost everyday.

6. TwerkLover84

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

is yours a replacement/ refurbished unit? i dropped mine a foot, no glass broken but display stopped working and they replaced it. No 5.1 either. tmobile california.

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