The Nexus line-up from Google has always had the privilege of getting software updates faster than other Android devices. Google has just announced that it will begin the rollout of the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Nexus 9 from today onwards.
— Nexus (@googlenexus) May 7, 2015
The Nexus 9 has actually been the last in line of the Nexus devices due for getting the update. The other smartphones and tablets in the Nexus line-up already run on Android 5.1 Lollipop. But well, it’s better late than never. Even Android 5.0.2 came recently to the tablet, which again was much after all its siblings got the update.
Google hasn’t released an official changelog for the update. The update brings with a wide array of performance upgrades, better stability and a slew of bug fixes. The update has already commenced rolling out and will reach devices globally in a phased manner depending upon your region. Usually, the Wi-Fi variants will get the updates ahead of the LTE counterparts. So the same might hold true for the Nexus 9 as well.
The tablet is quite the performer and the latest update will further enhance its performance abilities.
Google Nexus 9 Specification
- 9-inch IPS LCD display, 4:3 aspect ratio, 2048 x 1536 pixels
- 64-bit quad-core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor clocked at 2.3GHz
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB/32GB internal storage
- 8-megapixel primary camera with LED flash, 1.6-megapixel secondary camera
- 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth v4.1, A-GPS (LTE version only), and microUSB v2.0 port
- 6,700 mAh battery
It is currently available in the country for Rs 24,900 (16GB, Wi-Fi only) and Rs 43,073 (32GB, Wi-Fi + LTE). The Nexus 9 is quite the performer already and the fact that it will now run the latest iteration of Android will only make things better.