Today we’ve spotted tons of new factory images that were uploaded by Google for the majority of Nexus devices. The 2015 flagship Nexus models along with the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013 models have received a new Android 6.0 build, while the Nexus 7 LTE 2013, Nexus 6 and Nexus 10 devices can be bumped to a new Lollipop 5.1.1 software version.
Google has made the files available for download from their official Developers > Nexus Factory Images web page here. The Android 5.1.1 factory image files can be easily used by advanced users to restore their devices to 100% stock OS, as it will help them get rid of major errors or custom ROMs that have been outdated by official firmware releases.
An Android 5.1.1 Lollipop factory image can be flashed directly from your computer using ‘fastboot’ method. You can learn more about the installation of an Android factory image by looking at our website’s Update section.
Since the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop factory image builds are now live for download, then we can safely assume that Google will soon start the Android 5.1.1 OTA Update roll out too. You can learn more about the release of Android 5.1.1 factory image builds here. Make sure to list in comments any other extra feature or Lollipop element that isn’t listed in the Google Android 5.1.1 Factory Image roll out thread.
It seems like the Google Nexus 6 devices are still getting new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop builds, despite the fact that Google has already issued Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates for it all over the world. If you own one of these devices and you are still running older Android 5.1.1 Lollipop builds then it might take a while before you will be getting the new firmware versions.
The Google Nexus 7 LTE 2013 models are still running Lollipop firmware despite the fact that the same Wi-Fi models are already rocking the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. We hope that Google will hurry up and release Android 6.0 for all the remaining Nexus phones and tablets.
Feel free to tell us in comments if you own the 2013 Nexus 7 LTE, Nexus 6 or Nexus 10 smartphone and you’ve installed the new Lollipop firmware. Also, make sure to list any new interesting changes that you’ve noticed while testing the new OS build.