Google has not yet completed rolling out Android 5.1 Lollipop updates for its line of Nexus devices, but Mountain View is already talking about Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
The Nexus 7 Wi-Fi is running on build number LMY47W, while the Nexus 9 is on LMY47S. Both devices have a build date of Feb. 16, but it is unclear if these will be the builds that will officially roll out to consumers’ devices. What is clear, however, is that Google is already testing Android 5.1.1 on both devices internally.
Both tablets are the only two Nexus devices that have yet to receive the over-the-air updates for Android 5.1, although Google has already published the factory images for both the Wi-Fi and cellular versions of the 2013 Nexus 7.
The Nexus 9 is still running on Android 5.0.1, even as older devices, including the Nexus 5, Nexus 4, and the 2012 Nexus 7 have already been updated to Android 5.1. Google also recently started rolling out the OTA update for the cellular version of the 2013 Nexus 7.
If the Android page indicates anything at all, it could be that Google is getting ready to roll out the newest update to Android Lollipop. The company rarely talks about when it plans to release updates to the mobile platform, but it typically notifies users about OTA updates on their devices right when they are ready to be downloaded and installed.
However, that Google has started openly acknowledging the existence of Android 5.1.1 could be a sign that a rollout is just around the corner, or at least, not too far ahead into the future.
Little yet is known about what Android 5.1.1 could bring, but if Google has been paying attention to the complaints that have started cropping up since the release of Android Lollipop in November, the software update could arrive with the fixes for minor and major problems that continue to exist.