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10 Things to Know About the Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 Update



Earlier this month, Google released a Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. The update is the first update to Android Marshmallow and it’s an important update for Google’s former flagship smartphone.

In October, Google released its new Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system for the Nexus 5 and others. As expected, the update brought tons of changes to the Nexus 5 including bug fixes, performance enhancements and new features.

The Nexus 5 Android 6.0 update was packed full of impressive changes and it also brought various bugs and problems to the Nexus 5.

We had a feeling Google would roll out a Marshmallow before the end of the year and last week the company delivered. Google’s Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is here and it’s available for the Nexus 5 right now.

Nexus 5 Problem

Android 6.0.1 isn’t just a bug fix update. It also comes with new features and security patches that plug up potential exploits. It’s a vital update for the Nexus 5 and Google’s other Nexus devices and today we want to shine the spotlight on the Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 update.

This roundup is going to cover the important things you need to know about the Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 update. From impressions to Android 6.0.1 problems to some tips that will help novice users, there’s something in here for everybody.

Take a look if you’re already on Android 6.0.1 or if you’re thinking about upgrading to the Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 update in the near future.

Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 Update Review

Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 Update Review

We've been using the Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 update for a week and we've been keeping a close eye at the update's performance in key areas like battery life, connectivity, UI speed, and app behavior. Here's what we've found. 

At the week mark, the Nexus 5 Android 6.0.1 update continues to perform at a high level, at least on our version of the Nexus 5. As we'll note, others are having issues.

Battery life is still fantastic thanks to Marshmallow's Doze battery feature and we haven't noticed any weird drain in standby or when the phone is in use. We've been able to get a full day (approximately 8AM-8PM) no problem.

Connectivity remains strong in all three areas (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE) and didn't see anything out of the ordinary during the week.

The Nexus 5 is still fast and fluid with Android 6.0.1 on board and we haven't run into any issues with our 60 or so applications. Even Facebook, Twitter and Chrome, three apps that we've had issues with in recent weeks, are running fine with Android 6.0.1.

Some Nexus 5 users are experiencing problems but we haven't encountered any experience-breaking bugs during our time with the update.

Now that we've hit this milestone without any major issues, we're recommending Android 6.0.1. It's performing well and it comes with an impressive feature set including new emojis for the keyboard. 

Tip: Nexus 5 owners who use Swift Key will want to download the latest update because it features support for the new emojis. 



  1. kakha

    12/14/2015 at 12:56 pm

    tis is lastes official update from nexus 5 ? :(

  2. Salman

    12/14/2015 at 5:16 pm

    I am having lg d820 nexus 5(north america). I have not recived 6.0.1 update

  3. Sahil Bhatia

    12/14/2015 at 8:41 pm

    I received the official 6.0.1 update for Nexus 5 today morning (IST)

  4. Ashley Brooks

    12/15/2015 at 4:43 am

    Update to 6.01 came through this morning (12/15/2015) for my Nexus 6 in the Birmingham, AL area. I have been told that geographic location makes a difference as to when you get an update. Have no idea if that is true or not but figured I’d mention where I’m at.

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  6. ariefrizkies

    12/15/2015 at 11:11 am

    hmmmm.. double tap for camera. more excuse for jammed power button problem. :(

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  8. Michael Callahan

    12/16/2015 at 10:58 am

    I received the 6.0.1 Upgrade 4 days ago on my Nexus 5, 16GB, on the T-Mobile network. The Camera has crashed 4 times & I had to reboot every time to get it to work again. Other Apps lock up and I have to go to Settings, Apps, and Force Stop, then restart to get them to work again. Very Frustrating!

    • Michael Williams

      12/17/2015 at 5:04 pm

      I live in Ky and have a Nexus 5 and T-mobile. Was it an OTA update or did you do it yourself?

  9. Mike Davis

    12/20/2015 at 12:22 pm

    battery life down the toilet again (Nexus 5) , if I manage to sort this out will never upgrade again ever

  10. Bhupinder

    12/28/2015 at 12:25 am

    Got update for my nexus 5 about 10 days back.
    Not a good experience. My phone is getting restarted continuously. Moreover, facing issues with the power button. On just a short single click, the PowerOff option shows up.

  11. R Campbell.

    12/28/2015 at 11:28 pm

    Nexus 5 updated to 6.01,camera continuously crashes taking out the whole system only way to reboot is plug in USB charger ,then it will reboot.Google phones not a good experience.

  12. patng323

    02/02/2016 at 8:52 am

    I updated my Nexus 5 to 6.0.1 yesterday. Big mistake, as the phone has crashed more than 10 times already in one day.

  13. Bhavani

    03/07/2016 at 5:05 am

    Worst experience post update, the phone turns off randomly.Can anyone please help, if there is a solution ?

  14. Joel

    04/21/2016 at 3:09 pm

    I got de update but when it’s finish downloaded it run then stop the android drop on it’s back plz can any one help me

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