Project Fi version of Nexus 6 will receive Android 5.1.1 very soon

Project Fi version of Nexus 6 will receive Android 5.1.1 very soon
Google's Project Fi MVNO is a hybrid that uses Wi-Fi and wireless service from T-Mobile and Sprint. Only one handset can be used by subscribers to Project Fi, and that is the stock Android Nexus 6. A tweet sent from Project Fi reveals that "an even sweeter version of Android Lollipop" is coming to the phone in the form of an update to Android 5.1.1. While other versions of the handset have already been updated, the Project Fi variant has yet to receive it.

The Nexus 6 is equipped with a 6-inch, 1440 x 2560 resolution screen (protected by Gorilla Glass 3) which works out to a 493ppi pixel density. The Snapdragon 805 SoC is under the hood, featuring a quad-core 2.7GHz CPU and the Adreno 420 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of non-expandable storage. A 13MP camera with OIS is on back while a 2MP front-facing snapper handles selfies and video chats. Keeping the power running is a 3220mAh battery, and the phablet is nanocoated to protect it from splashes and sudden downpours.

While those who already own the Nexus 6 can use it for Project Fi, a special SIM card will need to be inserted. One of the cool things about Project Fi is that the phone uses a special algorithm to decide which of the two carrier's networks it employs, is the best to use at any given moment.

Google has been inundated with requests for invitations to subscribe to its MVNO and is expected to be caught up soon.

source: @projectfi via AndroidCentral

Related phones

Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)



1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1489; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I love my white Nexus 6.

4. waddup121 unregistered



Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Project FI is a rip off price wise from what I can see. My nexus 6 had one fatal flaw..... Screen brightness.

5. jerzyiroc

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

What? Screen brightness is great. Did you turn off adaptive brightness?

7. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

It's a rip off if you use a lot of data. For people that use 0-3GB of data, it's a good deal.

3. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Can Fi users post their location and experience with the service? CDMA/TDMA/GSM/WiFi handoffs concern me. The Nexus 6 is too big. I don't want to pay $500 for a phone plus the same monthly others are already paying, to be a beta tester.

6. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

It's been good for me so far. No problems. I've had one dropped call when moving from wifi to cellular. It's still a beta service though. If you're concerned, you should wait until it's an open project and not invite only. They should have all the bugs worked out by then.

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