When we learned last month that Google’s Nexus division wasn’t doing terribly great financially mostly due to the Nexus 6, we were intrigued that there was no mention of the Nexus 9 at all. Maybe it’s actually selling quite well, but there would be one gripe of owners who have bought the device thinking they would be on the forefront of Android software – the fact that the Nexus 9 doesn’t actually have the latest version of Android. In fact, the Android 5.0.2 update for the Nexus 9 has only just dropped today, a few days after the factory images for Android 5.1.1 for literally every other supported Nexus device was put up on Google‘s developer site.
Maybe we’ll never know why the Nexus 9 is currently the black sheep in the Nexus family – maybe it’s the new NVIDIA chipset – but it can’t be heartening that even the Nexus 10 has the latest version of Android Lollipop on it. Whatever the actual story is, we hope that the Nexus 9 catches up soon before it becomes *that* Nexus devices that everybody has forgotten about.
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