Frustrated Nexus 9 owners will soon be able to relax, as Android 5.1 is finally ready to roll out to the tablet.
One of the main reasons people buy Nexus devices, besides good specs and generally affordable price tags, is the much-touted Nexus experience. Nexus devices are typically the first in line to receive new software updates as soon as they are available, or at least they should be.
The Nexus 9, however, stirred plenty of outrage among consumers because it remained a bit behind in terms of updates. Google recently updated its Nexus 10, as well as both generations of the Nexus 7, to Android 5.1 Lollipop, yet for some reason the Nexus 9 was not invited to the party.
Just a few days ago, Google started pushing an update to the HTC Nexus 9, but instead of the latest Android 5.1.1 the update brought the firmware to Android 5.0.2. Disgruntled Nexus 9 owners expressed their frustration and criticized Google for not handling the update process as it should, but some good news are now finally on the horizon.
It seems that Android 5.0.2 was just a stepping stone for the new Android 5.1, as Google officially announced that the Nexus 9 is now getting the latest software version.
This means that Google has already started pushing Android 5.1 Lollipop to its HTC-made Nexus 9 tablets, but keep in mind that software rollouts are always gradual. It may still take a few days (or weeks?) before the Android 5.1 OTA hits all Nexus 9 units, so a bit of patience will still be necessary.
Lastly, the tweet says that Android 5.1 is en route for the Nexus 9, but it wouldn't be too surprising if the update was actually to Android 5.1.1. Google has not posted any factory images yet for the update, but is expected to do so soon. We'll keep you up to date as soon as we learn more, so stay tuned. At the same time, make sure to drop by our comment section below once you receive the update and let us know how it fares.