The Android 5.1.1 update with the Stagefright fix (LMY48I) has rolled out for the Nexus 6. Android 5.1 has been available for the Nexus 6 since early March, but this latest version of Lollipop provides a critical security patch and is the first of monthly security updates going forward. Find out all the latest Nexus 6 Android update news, including how you can get the Android M preview on your Nexus 6, below.
As with other Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 has received the patch for the Stagefright MMS vulnerability. If you don't know much about it, read our Stagefright: what is it, am I affected and what can I do about it? guide. From this point forward, Google will now provide monthly security updates for the Nexus 6, as well as the usual fixes that appear in Google Play Services updates via the Play Store.
If for some reason you haven't received the over-the-air (OTA) Nexus 6 update, you can always visit the Nexus factory images page and flash the firmware (LMY48I) on your Nexus 6 yourself. The update just arrived on our nexus 6 and we can confirm Stagefright has been patched. Hit the Stagefright guide link above to check if your device is till affected.
Nexus 6 Android 5.1.1 update
The new Android 5.1.1 build - LMY47Z - is now rolling out with AT&T in the US. It is the same build that has previously been seen on Sprint and U.S. Cellular devices last month. The update arrives at around 81 MB, and brings stability improvements and bug fixes to the previous version of the software.
This could be the last major Android update the Nexus 6 receives before Android M launches properly later in the year, so you can enjoy a few months of (largely) bug-free Lollipop joy while you wait for the next instalment. Head to your Settings > About Phone > Software Update page to see if you can download it now.
Meanwhile, T-Mobile has also rolled out the Android 5.1.1 update too (build number LYZ28E), but Verizon is still lagging behind. Head to the bottom of the page to find out how you can forget about all this Nexus 6 Lollipop nonsense and upgrade straight to Android M instead.
What's new in Android 5.1?
Android 5.1 enables supports for multiple SIM cards (not that the Nexus 6 has two SIM card slots), HD voice calls on compatible phones, and Device Protection. The latter feature is particularly handy, and lets you lock your phone until you sign in with your Google account, even if it's reset to factory settings.
How to upgrade the Nexus 6 to Android Lollipop 5.1
Your Nexus 6 should have received the Android 5.1 update OTA by now, but go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update every now and then to see if it's available on your network.