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Android Lollipop 5.1: Nexus 6 Verizon Phone Release Date on March 12, Says Report

This product image provided by Google shows the Nexus 6 smartphone. The phone boasts a nearly 6-inch screen, eclipsing the 5.5-inch display on the iPhone 6 Plus that Apple began selling last month. (AP Photo/Google)
Amid the confusion about when Android 5.1 Lollipop is coming out--or what it’s going to fix--reports on Friday said the Google Nexus 6 with Android 5.1 and VoLTE is coming March 12. It's not clear if the March 12 date means 5.1 Lollipop will come out for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. (Google/AP Photo)

Amid the confusion about when Android 5.1 Lollipop is coming out–or what it’s going to fix–reports on Friday said the Google Nexus 6 with Android...

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