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Android 5.1.1 is on the way soon, and possibly WiFi calling for the Nexus 6

Android 5.1 LollipopEven though Google just released Android 5.1 several weeks ago, it appears that the company is preparing for another update within the next several days – possibly before the end of this week. Android 5.1.1 has already appeared in the Android SDK, a tool for developers, several days ago, which generally happens right before a new version of Android is set to be released. Additionally, Artem Russakovskii of Android Police – someone who tends to be very reliable with his information – posted on Google+ last night that he expects the update very soon for Nexus phones and tablets, along with Android Wear devices.

Expected enhancements in Android 5.1.1 include the addition of WiFi calling for the Nexus 6, a feature that was originally promised for the end of Q1 2015. (I guess I won’t be too disappointed if WiFi calling really does come for the Nexus 6 with Android 5.1.1 – it will only be a couple weeks late.)

Aditionally, Russakovskii is reporting that we should expect gesture control and WiFi support to come to Android Wear; these two features have been rumored for quite some time.

The Nexus 4, 2013 Nexus 7, and Nexus 9 are still sitting at Android 5.0.2, so we should probably expect that they’ll just jump straight to 5.1.1 – this is certainly not unprecedented in the history of Android updates. Now, we just have to play the waiting game.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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