Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 Update: 5 Things to Know in April

Google’s rolling out a brand new April Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow build and today we want to take a look at what you need to know about that update, its performance and more at the four month mark.

In early December Google confirmed an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, the first update to its new Marshmallow operating system. The Android 6.0.1 update is more than just a list of bug fixes. It also brings enhancements and new features to the Nexus 5 and Google’s other Nexus devices.

The Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is an important one of the aging former flagship from 2013 as it fixes some of Marshmallow’s most annoying bugs and brings over 200 new emoji characters to the device’s keyboard.


As we push away from the Android 6.0.1 release date, we continue to see new details and new Android 6.0.1 builds emerge.

And as we make our way deeper into the year we continue to investigate the Android 6.0.1 update’s performance on the Nexus 5 and other Nexus smartphones and tablets.

Today we want to take an updated look at the Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update and tell you about five things you should know at the four month mark. (Its been 131 days since Android 6.0.1’s initial release, if you want to be exact.)

This roundup covers Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 problems and fixes, an updated look at the Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 update’s performance, and some details about the latest Nexus 5’s Android 6.0.1 build.

April Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1Review

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April Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1Review

I've been using the Nexus 5 since the day it arrived in 2013 and the Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 update since the day it arrived for my device in December. I've been digging into its performance for more than four months now and here's what I've found. 

Google's current version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (April security update) continues to deliver outstanding performance in key areas like battery life, UI speed, connectivity, and app performance. 

I've seen some complaints about Doze and battery life but I haven't see anything out of the ordinary during my time with stock Android 6.0.1. The Nexus 5's battery continues to hold a solid charge and that's big for a device that's going to turn three years old later this year. 

I've tested the device and its updates with three different routers and various Wi-Fi connections. I still haven't experienced any issues with range or speed. Bluetooth continues to excel and I've been able to pair it nicely with Bluetooth headsets and speakers. 

The Nexus 5 is still fast at the four month mark. I haven't seen any odd lag or random stuttering during my time with its new April security update. Animations and transitions are all fast and fluid and opening apps is quick and painless. 

Maybe the most important detail I can share is that I have yet to run into any experience-breaking problems with the April security update. Even the applications I use the most (Chrome, YouTube, Gmail) are performing at a high level.

It doesn't feel much different than the last security update which is to say that I'm still very satisfied with the device's performance. 

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