Android 5.1 Lollipop should be releasing soon for the Google Nexus 7. Recently, Google posted factory images of the Nexus 7 4G Android 5.1 Lollipop update. Check it out on the Android Open Source Page for Nexus devices. Google began rolling out Android 5.1 Lollipop update for its devices since March. The Nexus 6, Nexus 7 2012 Wi-Fi, Nexus 10, and Nexus 5, all of these devices started receiving the latest Android Update.
The 5.1 version comes with certain improvements and changes over its predecessor. Some of the most welcome changes are that of increased battery life, increased security and protection implemented by a new locking mechanism that prevents the device from being used if it’s stolen or lost. Even if the device receives a factory update, it won’t work unless the user signs in with his/her Google Account credentials.
Another great feature of the latest update involves the making of high definition calls between devices that have the same latest upgrade. However, this feature has been developed for phablets and smartphones as opposed to tablet devices like the Nexus 7. Since Google has posted the factory images of Nexus 7, users can expect the official rollout to occur soon.
Meanwhile, the Nexus 9, Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 7 LTE, and Nexus 4 are still waiting to receive the latest Android 5.1 update. Previous reports indicate that Android 5.1 has already started rolling out for Nexus 5 users. Since Google doesn’t announce any rollout of their operating system, it is recommended that you keep checking for new updates for your device. Meanwhile, it’s not sure whether the devices like Nexus 4 and Nexus 9 will be receiving the same Android 5.1 Lollipop version update like that of the Nexus 7.