Android 5.0.2 update arrives for Nexus 9, is Google trolling?

With other handsets and tablets including the old Nexus 10 and the ancient first-gen Nexus 7 having moved to the latest Android 5.1.1 build already, users of the Nexus 9 have been furious about the fact that it’s still sitting at Android 5.0.1. What has enraged them further is that Google has decided to roll out version 5.0.2 of its software now, once again having ignored the latest build.

The prime reason why people buy Nexus gadgets is that they promise quick software updates, but the Nexus 9 has for some reason not managed to keep that promise. Both the Wi-Fi and LTE variants of the tablet are being updated to Android 5.0.2 right now through an OTA download, while factory images of the new software are also up on Google’s site.

Version 5.0.2 was succeeded by the Android 5.1 Lollipop upgrade which was released back in March this year. It has since made its way all other eligible Nexus devices. And that’s not all; a small bug-fixing 5.1.1 version was also doled out recently for Google’s tablets.

Nexus 9

But the Nexus 9 doesn’t seem to be in any mood to step onto the latest Android bandwagon. This slate was launched late last year with an 8.9-inch 2048 x 1536 pixel IPS LCD display onboard. Manufactured by HTC, it features support for the company’s BoomSound audio technology, apart from other advanced offerings.

Here’s a neat look at the specs of the Nexus 9:

– Display: 8.9-inch IPS LCD, 1536 x 2048 pixels
– OS: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (upgradable)
– CPU: 2.3GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra K1
– GPU: 192-core Kepler
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage options
– Camera: 8MP rear, 1.6MP front
– Battery: 6700mAh

The 5.0.2 version of Android is rolling out for the Nexus 9 right now in the form of an OTA download. Those with rooted devices can jump the rush and flash it manually by grabbing its factory image through this link.

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