More Nexus 5 Users Receive Android 5.1 Lollipop Update, Nexus 4, 7, 9 Are Next
Google is rolling out Android 5.1 Lollipop update for additional Nexus 5 users after almost a month of initial release.
The Android 5.1 Lollipop update was made available to only select users in March when Google announced the latest update. The update is now being rolled out to additional users of Nexus 5. It offers performance improvements and bug fixes found in the previous version of Android Lollipop. Additionally, it has some interesting features like Device Protection to offer.
Usually the owners of Nexus devices receive the latest Android updates before everyone else. But this time Google halted the rollout process when many Nexus 5 owners reported issues with Android Lollipop update. The search giant took time — almost a month — to resolve the issues.
The latest update is build LMY47I which is different from the build number of the update that select users of Nexus 5 received in March. This build has additional features including SIM card improvements.
The Android 5.1 Lollipop update received by Moto G Google Play Edition has build number LMY47M. It appears Nexus 5 is receiving the same update as Moto G GPE, which now has features like Device Protection.
As the Nexus 5 owners are to receive latest update over the air, Google will be pushing the update to Nexus 9, Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 7 (cellular), and Nexus 4. The company has confirmed that the update will be made available for these devices. However, no specific time frame has been announced.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop came with many problems and residues of these problems are still found in Android 5.1. Verizon pushed Android 5.0 to its Galaxy S5 users but then halted it as a number of users reported issues. The update was recently re-released.