The new Android 5.0.1 Lollipop release looks like it will continue today as one more US carrier has confirmed the update is expected to arrive for the Nexus 6 starting today, following previous rumors claiming the same release date.
Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is a small bug fix update that’s currently rolling out to owners of most Nexus devices, and a few Google Play Edition smartphones. The update isn’t as big as the original Android 5.0 Lollipop update but was quickly released to fix a slew of minor bugs plaguing the initial release.
Last week Google pushed the Nexus 6 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) as well as launched the factory images, but the actual update for carriers and users has yet to arrive, but should start today according to T-Mobile. More details regarding the Nexus 6 update can be found below.
Just like the Android 4.4 KitKat update last year, a quick software bug fixing update has been sent out by Google for select devices, and over the next few weeks we can expect it to arrive for more and more smartphones and tablets. Android 5.0.1 is slowly arriving, and more users can expect it to arrive today, and all week long.
Early last week some reports surfaced from Sprint suggesting that Android 5.0.1 Lollipop wouldn’t arrive until today, December 15th, and that it would only roll out to 5-10% of all smartphone owners. Then over the next two days it should arrive for all Nexus 6 owners. However, that information was never confirmed, but today T-Mobile posted the official Nexus 6 Android 5.0.1 update changelog for its variant, and confirmed it should start rolling out to all owners as of this morning.
While we’re here, T-Mobile is also claiming the Nexus 5 Android 5.0.1 update is coming today as well, meaning that Google’s finally finished with Android 5.0.1 and ready to roll it out to all Nexus smartphones and tablets.
According to T-Mobile the Nexus 6 Android 5.0.1 update is delivering some software improvements and stability, but the changelog didn’t reveal what all is included in the update. The Android 5.0 release had a few small bugs and issues that were plaguing many users, so hopefully those problems have been fixed in the update slated to arrive today.
T-Mobile confirms that it will roll out today, but doesn’t mention a slow or staged rollout, but that’s likely the case. The Nexus 6 Android 5.0.1 OTA should start hitting handsets today, and continue to reach more users all week long.
Those with a Nexus 6 have been complaining about some freezing, battery drain, app restarts and reboots, as well as a few other minor problems that should hopefully all be addressed in this software improvement and stability update.
As usual, owners can head into settings > about phone > software updates > and tap check for updates to pull down the over-the-air software update, then just follow the on-screen prompts to complete the download and installation.
With two carriers now confirming the Nexus 6 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update for today, it’s likely that Google will begin pushing the update out to all Nexus 6 users this afternoon, and all week long. We’ve yet to see it arrive on our Nexus 6, but it should be here soon enough. Start checking for updates, but be patient as it may take a few days to finally arrive.