HTC One M9 and Galaxy Note Edge get Android updates this week

It's another slow week in the world of Android updates, though a couple of models get the bump to Android 5.1.

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With most major recent phones now on Lollipop, Android 5.1 is the next target. Two more devices were updated to that version this week: AT&T’s HTC One M9 and Sprint’s Galaxy Note Edge.

Each week we compile all the major software updates to hit the ecosystem, including phones and tablets on U.S. carriers, unlocked phones, Android Wear smartwatches, and Android TV devices. Making sure your device is running the latest available software is a good housekeeping practice, ensuring you have the latest features with fewer bugs and gaping security holes.


HTC One M9: Android 5.1 is coming to you. If you don’t want to wait for the over-the-air update, you can grab the build yourself from HTC.  However, you’ll need a PC to do the installation with HTC’s software. Also, doing so will reset your device to factory settings.


Galaxy Note Edge: All those small improvements to Android 5.1 are on their way to your curved-screen phone. The Sprint changelog doesn’t have a ton of device-specific details, but you should have a smoother experience as Android 5.1 fixes a lot of the annoying bugs introduced in Lollipop.

Project Fi

Nexus 6: If you’re one of the few on Google’s wireless experiment, you can now install Android 5.1.1 yourself courtesy of this factory image. This software bump squashes some bugs that snuck in with Android 5.1.

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