Sprint has announced today that Android 5.1 is rolling out to the Nexus 6, marking yet another carrier launch of the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. Recently, T-Mobile said that the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5 have already started receiving the update, and now it looks like the first Nexus from Sprint is getting the same…

Google made the update official on Monday, and it brings several enhancements and changes to the operating system—focusing primarily on improving performance. A rumor from last week said that 5.1 would be rolling out this week, and it looks like yet another device is proving that speculation to have been true.

Google’s official change log doesn’t list many big differences coming with this version. The biggest changes include support for multiple SIM cards, “Device Protection” (which keeps a device locked until its owner logs in with their Google account), High Definition voice calling, and a host of bug fixes and performance improvements across the board.

Here’s the official change log, for build number LMY47D, from Sprint:

  • Android 5.1
  • Factory Reset Protection
  • Enhancements to sending MMS messages in the UK
  • Fixed duplicate SMS messages being sent

The update should be rolling out “in stages” over the next several days, and we’ll keep you updated as Android 5.1 will surely be coming to all Lollipop-running Nexus devices across most carriers over the next few weeks.

Sprint also announced today that the standard it’s-been-rolling-out-for-months Android 5.0 Lollipop update is coming to the carrier’s Galaxy Note 4.

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