Verizon Google Nexus 6 is now receiving its Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update

Verizon Google Nexus 6 is now receiving its Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update
With a number of heavy-hitting smartphones seeing Android updates just now, the Motorola-made, Google-branded Nexus 6 is also joining the party. After T-Mobile kicked things off back in May, AT&T then bestowed Android 5.1.1 upon Nexus 6 owners, and today is the turn of Verizon Wireless. So, if you own the sizeable Nexus 6 phablet on Big Red, the over-the-air update may already have reached you, and if not, the notification should appear very soon. 

Getting a Nexus device is, for many, about enjoying a completely unadulterated Android experience. The Nexus branding has long been synonymous with timely software updates, and indeed, the Nexus 6 was the first to run with Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop. But merely owning a Nexus is not enough to guarantee a streamlined updating process, since carriers can, and often do get in the way. Thus, where T-Mo Nexus 6 owners have been running with the latest dose of Lollipop goodness since May, Verizon customers have had to wait until early July. 

Still, there's no use crying over spilled milk, and if this is the bump you've been waiting for, then you can now finally update. To get up and running, navigate through Settings -> About Phone -> System Updates, and you'll then be able to download and install Android 5.1.1 on your Nexus 6. 

The update, as noted on Verizon's official release documents, contains bug fixes and stability improvements. 

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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)

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8 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

FINALLY

2. Elfmonster unregistered

It hit my Nexus 7 2013 today. It's a welcome relief from 5.0. But my decrepit old Samsung Galaxy s2 runs faster on its old 4.whatever than the lollipop 5.1.1 on my Nexus 7 2012. Still waiting for 5.1.1 to fix the unmitigated disaster of 5.0 on my Note. I hate lollipop more than I hate apple. I would have never imagined that possible.

3. MroziQ

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

I bought Nexus 6 few days ago. It has a "increasing" volume on notifications and has no tap to wake functionality. I hope it will be added on the next update. I prefered Lollipop from my previous Xperia Z3 :(

4. ozabb

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

i manually enabled that functionality on n6 but it was horrible. it kept pocket dialing

5. MroziQ

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

Which one functionality? And how? :P

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

You have to root to enable tap to wake

7. ozabb

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

tap to wake. root first then install

8. ozabb

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

..an app easily found on play store. or you can google "Double Tap to Wake on the Nexus 6 Without Root" and use that app. let me know if you also experience pocket dialing

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