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.