Android 5.1.1 now rolling out to Nexus 9 owners

Android 5.1.1 is now rolling out to Nexus 9 owners after a long delay and a brief dalliance with Android 5.0.2.

Google’s 64-bit HTC-built tablet hadn’t received a major update since November, when Android 5.0.1 rolled out, and after most of its peers began receiving notifications for updates, Google remained silent on the matter.

It’s unclear why Android 5.1 was so delayed on the Nexus 9 tablet, but it likely had to do with Android needing some extra tweaking to work properly with the Nvidia-built SoC.

Whatever the reason, begin checking your Nexus for updates today, though it may take a few weeks for the rollout to complete. We’ll update this post when the factory image is posted on Google’s site.