Good News Everyone! Telstra customers are receiving Android 5.1 on their Nexus 6. It may not sound like big news, but after the hiccups we had last year with the Nexus OTA updates on the Nexus 4 and 5, this is sure to bring a smile to everyones face.
Mitchell kindly took the time to screenshot the update prompt and send it in, showing the Telstra carrier logo in his notificaiton bar and the prompt to Android 5.1.
Before accusations start flying that Telstra has been blocking the update though, it seems like the update has just begun hitting phones in another wave. I purposefully left my Nexus 6 on Android 5.0 waiting for the OTA, which arrived last night – and I`m on Optus. So it appears that Telstra wasn’t blocking, it was just Google taking their sweet time rolling it out, although you’ll find that there were multiple incremental updates so Google may just have settled on the LMY47I build as the right Android 5.1 build for the Nexus 6.
The update is apparently hitting handsets now, so if you’ve been patiently – or not so patiently – waiting, you should be going to your Settings Menu > About Phone > System Updates to check for whether there’s a 430MB OTA update waiting for you.
Have you received Android 5.1 on your Nexus 4 or 5 on Telstra yet?