• Google to launch Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for Nexus 7 soon

Google to launch Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for Nexus 7 soon (Photo : REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach)

Google has stated it is working on the Android 5.1.1 update which will include the fixes for bugs that Android 5.1 came with.

The search giant had earlier launched the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its Nexus range of devices, including the Nexus 7. However, while the Lollipop did bring in a lot of positive changes to the tablet, things were far from being ideal, prompting Google to come up with another update to smooth out the edges. That was Android 5.1 though from the looks of it all, what seems evident is that the stage is set for Android 5.1.1 to emerge to tackle issues that its predecessor brought along.

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Fortunately, we aren't too far away from the good news coming our way now that Google has already launched a few images of the Nexus 7 with Android 5.1.1 on board. This applies to the Nexus 7 Wi-Fi only versions, both 2012 and 2013 editions.

According to Droid-Life, its build LMY47V that the tablets will be receiving, which will be more about bug fixes than anything else.

Meanwhile, here are some issues that users reported after upgrading to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. While there has been a general all round performance increment post the update, issues of app crashing, touch screen performance and lag have been reported. Some also stated they are facing bricking issues with the tablet, claimed Gottabemobile.

In another development which has come as a surprise to many, Google is reported to be pulling the plug on the Nexus 7, a move that industry watchers state is aimed at putting more emphasis to its bigger sibling, the Nexus 9. With this, it would be curtains down on what can be stated as one of the best tablets in the affordable segment that offered a pure Android experience.

The demise of the Nexus 7 as we know it today also led many to believe Google might have a new iteration of the tablet ready for launch. With the annual Google I/O conference scheduled as it is next month has only added fuel to the speculation of there being a new Nexus 7 round the corner.