The Android 5.1 update has been live for Android One customers purchasing new phones in Indonesia since they were launched last month. The question of when the rollout of Android 5.1 – and which build it will be is the big one now, and US carrier T-Mobile may have just answered it.
According to support documents that Android Police have found, the rollout of Android 5.1, build LMY47D, will begin today (well yesterday March 9th in the US). The rollout is scheduled to hit the Nexus 4, 5, and 7 (2013), and though there’s no mention of other Nexus devices – most likely due to T-Mobile not ranging them on their network – it’s expected it will also hit the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus 10 – as well as the Nexus 7 (2012).
We’re currently seeing LMY47D on Nexus 5’s and LMY47E on the Nexus 6 hitting our server logs, so that slightly later build is definitely in testing and if LMY47D is the release candidate then we could see it rolling out soon enough.
It’s approaching the end of the day in the US, so hopefully we may see some Nexus Factory Images posted up shortly. We encourage you to also make sure you capture the OTA link as well if you’re offered it and let us know.