The new Android 5.0.1 Lollipop release looks like it will continue today as a U.S. carrier has confirmed the highly anticipated Nexus 5 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update for arrival.
Earlier this month, Google released a brand new Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop update into the Android Open Source Project. That update is Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, a follow up to the Android 5.0 Lollipop update that deployed to select Nexus smartphones and tablets in November.
Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is a small bug fix update that’s currently rolling out to owners of the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, and Nexus 6. The update isn’t as big as the original Android 5.0 Lollipop update but it does fix some of the bigger issues that arrived with Google’s new operating system last month. And while the Android 5.0.1 release has been limited, we’re finally starting to see it make substantial progress as Google attempts to fix problems on board other Nexus smartphones and tablets.
Today, Sprint’s confirmed the Nexus 5 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update for arrival. Sprint is well known for releasing Nexus change logs ahead of time so the announcement ahead of the roll out does not come as much of a surprise. Sprint’s Android 5.0.1 Lollipop change log notes that the update will be coming with miscellaneous Android updates which means that it, like the other Android 5.0.1 upgrades, will deliver bug fixes to Nexus 5 users.
Sprint notes that while the update might start rolling out today, it’s going to roll out in stages. Google rolls out the updates for Nexus devices and it typically rolls out updates over a week or so. Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is a smaller update but it still should take a week or so to hit every Nexus 5 in the United States and around the world.
Nexus 5 users on Sprint, and other carriers, should start looking for the update today. To do that, owners will want to check in the device’s settings. Those who wish to skip the OTA will want to be on the lookout for the appropriate file. Google’s Nexus updates are typically found lurking on Google’s servers, something that allows Nexus users to sideload the software ahead of time. We still haven’t seen the file emerge though it should in the near future.
Google’s Nexus 5 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update is just the latest in a long line of Nexus Android 5.0.1 Lollipop updates though there is still work to be done. The company still has yet to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop to the cellular versions of the Nexus 7 2012 and Nexus 7 2013 and it’s still not clear when those roll outs will begin.
The company’s also begun to roll out Android 5.0.1 updates to its Google Play Edition devices though the most recent, the Galaxy S4 GPe Android 5.0 update, is Android 5.0 Lollipop, not Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. It’s not clear if the Galaxy S4 GPe will get Android 5.0.1 though given that it has landed for some other GPe models, it’s possible.
Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is supposed to fix Android 5.0 Lollipop problems. Nexus 5 users have been extremely vocal about Android 5.0 Lollipop problems which, for them, include issues like battery drain, lag and more. It’s not clear if Google’s Android 5.0.1 update will attack those issues and those dealing with those issues will want to be on the hunt for feedback once the update is released.
Android 5.0.1 Lollipop problems have begun sprouting up in the hours and days after the Android 5.0.1 update. Android 5.0.1 users are complaining about the inability to connect to wireless at work, screen rotation issues on the Nexus 7, various issues with Wi-Fi after installing Android 5.0.1, Android 5.0.1 installation issues, problems with Google’s “OK Google” function, even more Wi-Fi problems, issues with sound after upgrading, Bluetooth issues, problems with the home button. We’ve also heard that some people have seen the notification, only to see it disappear.
With updates still limited, we expect to see more Android 5.0.1 problems emerge in the weeks ahead as Google delivers the new software to owners of its Nexus smartphones and tablets.