Get excited folks, we’ve got another tasty treat coming our way from the Google candy factory. Android Police reports that Indonesian Android One devices, released earlier today, have been confirmed to be running Android 5.1 out of the box.
Android Police did some digging through their server logs and discovered a few reports of LMYxx builds. We’ve done the same and uncovered a few more:
- Nexus 5 Build/LMY22E
- Nexus 5 Build/LMY29D
- Nexus 6 Build/LMY05
- Nexus 6 Build/LMY12
- Nexus 6 Build/LMY20B
- Nexus 6 Build/LMY22E
- Nexus 6 Build/LMY27
- Nexus6 Build/LMY29C (notably, a malformed User-Agent string)
- Nexus 6 Build/LMY29D (seems this fixed the malformed User-Agent)
- Nexus 6 Build/LMY33
- Nexus 9 Build/LMY29D
- Nexus 9 Build/LMY34B
What’s interesting here is that some of the build numbers have a different format – they’re missing the trailing letter, perhaps indicating internal builds.
Digging further through our logs, we’ve found these Android 5.1 builds going back more about 10 days (sorry guys, we just weren’t looking), from nearly 100 unique IP addresses – some of which are undeniably Google’s own offices. Many of the other IPs are from US ISPs, but we’ve also spotted a few Australian IPs in there.
There’s not much information to suggest when this 5.1 update will be released to the world, much less when it’ll roll out to Nexus devices. Google has pulled this particular rabbit out of the proverbial hat pretty fast, so it may not be long before we start seeing OTAs, factory images and so on.