Sprint Next 5 To Receive Android 5.1.1 Update

12277852375_80569885db_zIf you’re a Nexus 5 user on the Sprint network, you should keep a close eye on your device in the upcoming days, because a new Android update should be right around the corner.

Lollipop was the biggest and most comprehensive update in the history of Google’s Android operating system. It introduced several new features and bug fixes, including an all-new Material theme, revamped notifications, power-saving mode, remote “kill switch,” and more. Like all major updated before it, though, Lollipop also added some new bugs, ranging from dropped calls and WiFi to memory leaks. Android 5.1.1 aims to fix these issues while introducing a few extra features.

So, how do we know that Sprint is preparing to roll out Android 5.1.1 to its Nexus 5 customers? Sprint has yet to confirm the 5.1.1 update, but the folks at AndroidPolice posted a screenshot of a Sprint.com webpage depicting the new update. The screenshot reveals the Android 5.1.1 update using build LMY48B. If you look closely, however, you’ll see the date for this update was March 11, 2015, which has already come and gone. Why didn’t Sprint follow through and release Android 5.1.1 on the 11th? That’s a good question and unfortunately we don’t have the answer to it. Perhaps the date is simply wrong, or maybe Spring postponed the update for another week or so, or maybe it’s an incorrect listing altogether.

Sprint has updated its Nexus 5 support page to show the device running Android 5.1.1. The build number is LMY48B,” wrote AndroidPolice. “The date shows March 11th, which was actually when the last update went out. Nevertheless, there’s a good chance that this is still legit and that Nexus 5 users will start seeing 5.1.1 hitting their devices soon. And this isn’t just for people running on Sprint’s network. Nexus devices get their updates from Google, regardless of carrier.”

Regardless of whether or not the Sprint.com screenshot is accurate, it’s safe to assume that Android 5.1.1 is coming sooner rather than later. Once released, it will fix various bugs plaguing Lollipop, rectify the camera timeout problem experienced by Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 users, resolve the Chromecast remote passthrough compatibility issue, and offer several “enhancements.” You can view the complete changelog for Android 5.1.1 by visiting Android Police.Are you looking forward to the Android 5.1.1 update? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Sprint Next 5 To Receive Android 5.1.1 Update
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Sprint has yet to confirm the 5.1.1 update for the Nexus 5, but the folks at AndroidPolice posted a screenshot of a Sprint.com webpage depicting the new update. The screenshot reveals the Android 5.1.1 update using build LMY48B.
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2 Comments

  1. Jose Diaz

    May 17, 2015 at 5:36 am

    hope it doesn’t have bugs

  2. Lars J.

    May 19, 2015 at 4:26 am

    good to hear, thx for the heads up

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