Android 5.1

While Android 5.1 doesn't make any sweeping changes to the way Android looks and behaves, it's still an important update, especially for Nexus owners. That's because it's a maintenance release — the first major one for Lollipop — in which Google fixes bugs, makes things run a bit more smoothly, and adds a smattering of new features that perhaps didn't make it into the 5.0 release. Now we want to know how you're getting on with it.

Google Nexus 6


Newer model: Nexus 6P

We've already explored the new features in Android 5.1 in some detail — highlights include more useful quick settings, HD voice support, factory reset protection, and some tweaks to the way notifications and interruptions work, in addition to the all-important factory reset protection on the Nexus 6 and 9. (Oh, and a handful of new APIs for developers, too.)

New stuff aside, the arrival of Android 5.1 should make Lollipop a bit more stable and polished across the board, so if you're among the Android device owners experiencing issues with the Android 5.0, hopefully this new firmware should offer some improvements. We're already seeing promising signs on the Android Central forums for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6.

So for those of you who've received the Android 5.1 update on your Nexus — or taken the plunge and manually updated — we want to hear from you. Join the discussion and let us know how your phone or tablet is getting on with the latest (and hopefully greatest) version of Android.

Looking for more? Hop into the Android Central forum for your Nexus device for help and discussion!

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