Android 5.1 Lollipop update was released for the Google Nexus 5 a while ago, though several regions are yet to receive the official OTA, factory images has been made available on Google Developers page for quite some time. However there are certain things we believe every Nexus 5 owner should know about the Android 5.1 Update, either before or after installing it. The tips listed below have been carefully noted after performing long term tests on several Nexus 5 units.
Five Tips about Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Nexus 5
- If you are updating via Manually flashing the Factory Image from the Google Developers Page then you should go for the older 5.1.0 (LMY47D) build, as it has been reported that the newer 5.1.0 (LMY47I) is regional and not a global release. There aren’t any known issues yet but it’s still better to ensure 100% compatibility of this Update.
- The “Memory Bug” isn’t something every Nexus 5 get’s affected with. We have now successfully tested 19 devices in the period of 2 weeks all running Stock 5.1.0 (LMY47D) builds and have found the Bug to be affecting 3 Units only. Hence you cannot be sure, if you will be the one to face it on your unit.
- The Units that aren’t affected from the “Memory Leak” Bug have shown a Significant increase in Functionality. The device has been running smoother, faster and animations aren’t ever choppy.
- The Recent App issue has also been rectified in the Android 5.1 update. Now when you swipe away all the recent apps there is not left over Screen anymore. Also the memory consumption and management has been improved significantly.
- The issues like Flashlight Bug, Lockscreen, Silent Mode and Delay in Opening the Phone Dialer from the Lock Screen have been fixed too.
As several members of our community are proud Nexus 5 owners we will provide regular updates on this topic and you should feel free to share any other important details we might have missed in the comments section below to help the fellow Nexus owners.