In March, Google started rolling out Android 5.1 update for Nexus 5, an update that brings feature tweaks and bug fixes for Android 5.0 Lollipop issues. The problem is that many Nexus 5 users are stuck on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. Details for the new Nexus 5 Android 5.1 update have surfaced this week, and we want to take a look at what users need to know about Google’s release now.
In early March, Google rolled out the red carpet for the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Nexus devices. The company launched new features that will come to Nexus users. We soon discovered that these new features would be combined with a long list of bug fixes aimed at eliminating long-standing Android 5.0 Lollipop issues on Nexus smartphones and tablets.
Google quickly released the update for the Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 10, Nexus 6 and Nexus 5, but the process was unbearably slow and extremely confusing for the average Nexus user. Specifically, the Nexus 5 Android 5.1 Lollipop release was a bit of a mess. The update has only affected a few users since its launch, and a new build has only added to the confusion and frustration among Nexus 5 users.
Although the Nexus 5 Android 5.1 update is still not fully released, we have seen some new developments taking place in the last few days and we would like to share these new developments with you.
As we head into April, we want to take a look at a few things we think Nexus 5 users should know about the Android 5.1 update and Android 5.1 release. This will include some of our thoughts on the Nexus 5 Android 5.1 update, a look at the latest developments and a look at some of the Android 5.1 issues that have come to light in recent weeks.
New Nexus 5 Android 5.1 Update
At the end of March, Google A new Android 5.1 Lollipop update has been released for the Nexus 5. The update is currently available for developers on the Android Open Source Project and is called build LMY47I. Google did not mark the release with a public announcement or posting a changelog. As far as we know, the new build comes with a fix for SIM card issues and nothing more.
You Can Download Now
This new Nexus 5 Android 5.1 Lollipop release is still a bit of a mystery but we know it’s available now. The OTA file has finally been found on Google’s servers, which means Nexus 5 users can now download and install the new software. The thing is, at least we wouldn’t be going that route just yet.
It looks like this new Android 5.1 build is rolling out in select regions around the world. We are not entirely sure which regions will receive this new build, so you should avoid downloading and installing this new build for now.
The global Nexus 5 Android 5.1 Lollipop update looks like the old LMY47D build, and if you’re tired of waiting for Google’s OTA to launch, this is the build we’ll stick with.
Nexus 5 Android 5.1 OTA Will Take Weeks
The Nexus 5 Android 5.1 OTA process is still in progress for users around the world and it is still unclear when these two builds will be released. One of our Nexus 5 models is still running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, and we have no idea when the update will arrive, given that Google’s update process is random and unpredictable.
If you’re in the same boat, be patient and take a look at these release date tips. They will help you prepare for the inevitable release of your Nexus 5 Android 5.1 Lollipop update.
Nexus 5 Android 5.1 Problems Continue
We’ve heard that some Nexus 5 users are tired of the slow OTA rollout. We can understand that, but slow OTA can actually be a blessing in disguise for some of you.
Nexus 5 Android 5.1 issues keep popping up after OTA submission and the delay gives you tons of time not only to get feedback but also to review issues and come up with a list of fixes if your device is working. similar problems. (We also have a helpful guide on fixing bad Android 5.1 battery life.)
As the OTA continues to roll out (extremely slow), Nexus 5 users are taking to the Nexus Help Forums to complain about numerous issues. Nexus 5 users complain of battery life issues, about contacts and messaging problems, about connection problems, About Bluetooth problems, about charging problemsabout random reboots And random crashes, about camera problems, and more. Google’s forums are literally filled with complaints about Android 5.1.
So, while it will almost certainly fix some issues on Android 5.0.1 and earlier, there is also a good chance that it will allow Lollipop issues to persist and perhaps cause some issues on its own.
Nexus 5 Android 5.1 Demos
A few days ago, we posted our first impressions of the Nexus 5 Android 5.1 Lollipop update. We, like other Nexus 5 users, actually had a nice experience with Nexus 5 Android 5.1 OTA. We’re still not ready to share our full Nexus 5 Android 5.1 review, so we’ll share a few more impressions of the update. Here’s what we’ve seen so far:
At this point, if you have an OTA, I would recommend searching around for more feedback before installing it, especially if you don’t see any issues with the firmware you’re using. Android 5.1 brings some nice feature tweaks, but given the issues I (and others) have seen, it might not be worth the risk at this point.