T-Mobile to update Nexus 6 for Wi-Fi Calling starting today; Android 5.1.1 also on the way

T-Mobile to update Nexus 6 for Wi-Fi Calling starting today; Android 5.1.1 also on the way
Starting today, a small number of Nexus 6 owners on T-Mobile should see their stock Android phablet receive Wi-Fi Calling via an OTA update. A tweet from "Product Evangelist" Des revealed T-Mobile's intentions. The update will be pushed out over the three-day holiday weekend, and will eventually allow the carrier's Nexus 6 users to make/take calls over a Wi-Fi network.

Additionally, T-Mobile has started pushing out Android 5.1.1 for the phablet. The software version is LYZ28E and besides the usual bug fixes and stability improvements, it includes a new device Anti-Theft feature. Android 5.1.1 for the Nexus 6 weighs in at 125.8MB, and can be downloaded and installed for now only through a Wi-Fi connection. T-Mobile says that it will offer the update later for those sticking to a cellular hook-up.

T-Mobile also suggests that you have your phone charged to at least 50% before beginning the updating process. Since the update is sent out on a staggered basis, if it doesn't come in the next few days, don't threaten John Legere by offering him a free weekend at the Trump hotel of his choice. Be patient and your Nexus 6 will soon be rolling with Android 5.1.1.

source: T-Mobile, @askdes (1), (2) via AndroidCentral

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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. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

How is it that I have the unlocked nexus 6 and mine is on 5.1? How did the carrier get 5.1.1

2. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Because they have access to builds you don't. From what I have seen carriers usually use the x.x.x builds while unlocked uses x.x but I could be wrong just a thing I noticed. However, they do get builds before public release. This is something they have been working on since launch of the Nexus 6

3. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Trust me, having the unlocked Nexus 6 is so much better.

4. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

So what is the actual difference between the unlocked N6 from google directly vs. the unlocked N6 from T-Mobile? I wasn't aware that there is one. Plus it said 5.1.1 is on the way, not that it's there yet.

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