05-14-2015 03:31 PM
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  1. TheDroidKid's Avatar
    Looks like Google has announced Android 5.1
    Official Android Blog: Android 5.1: Unwrapping a new Lollipop update

    So have you got it?

    Let us know...

    5:34PM Nothing yet in Toronto, Ontario (Yeah yeah we know it doesn't matter about your location, but where is the fun in that)
    03-09-2015 04:35 PM
  2. humiixto's Avatar
    The Nexus 5 Android 5.1.0 (LMY47D) factory image is live.
    03-09-2015 06:55 PM
  3. systemofadown1's Avatar
    Yep, + the nexus 10 & 2012 nexus 7
    Getting ready to try it out as we speak
    03-09-2015 08:03 PM
  4. fountaincap's Avatar
    Quick question. I'm new to Android so I haven't dealt with an update like this before. The factory images were released last night. If I'm not comfortable updating the OS myself, how soon can I expect the 5.1 update to show up in my system updates screen? I hear some people speaking of "months" but that's for non-Nexus phones, right? (I have a Nexus 5)
    03-10-2015 08:11 AM
  5. Bigballer's Avatar
    Is there any reason why the N5 can't get VoLTE or wifi calling?
    03-10-2015 08:14 AM
  6. whitenack's Avatar
    So...what's everyone's impression?
    03-10-2015 08:18 AM
  7. whitenack's Avatar
    Quick question. I'm new to Android so I haven't dealt with an update like this before. The factory images were released last night. If I'm not comfortable updating the OS myself, how soon can I expect the 5.1 update to show up in my system updates screen? I hear some people speaking of "months" but that's for non-Nexus phones, right? (I have a Nexus 5)
    It really varies. It depends on how quickly they roll out all the batches of updates, and where your device falls in the grand scheme of things. It could be today or it could be a couple of weeks from now.
    03-10-2015 08:20 AM
  8. fountaindroid's Avatar
    It really varies. It depends on how quickly they roll out all the batches of updates, and where your device falls in the grand scheme of things. It could be today or it could be a couple of weeks from now.
    Thanks. Guess I'll just have to be patient.
    03-10-2015 10:02 AM
  9. whitenack's Avatar
    Thanks. Guess I'll just have to be patient.
    I, like you, are a little wary of tinkering around with the dark recesses of expensive technology. However, I got impatient (after just a few days) waiting for the Lollipop update and decided to manually update. The instructions were very clear and straightforward, and I didn't have a single problem. Something to consider if you can't wait.
    03-10-2015 10:07 AM
  10. whitenack's Avatar
    I should add that I only mess with flashing the OTA updates, not the data-wiping updates. It is easier to install and it doesn't wipe all of your data.
    03-10-2015 10:43 AM
  11. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    So...what's everyone's impression?
    Very smooth and responsive. No issues whatsoever. Good job Google.
    03-10-2015 10:14 PM
  12. bleached's Avatar
    It is rock solid on my Nexus 5. I haven't seen a single flaw in the 24 hours since I flashed it. Everything is fast and the little touches are really nice. Especially the WiFi/Bluetooth settings and the volume toggle. Smooth as Kit Kat. Hopefully it stays like this!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-11-2015 01:45 AM
  13. smoledman's Avatar
    Does it have full device backup include screen shortcuts and settings?
    03-11-2015 02:06 AM
  14. Gekko's Avatar
    anyone see any legitimate reports of anyone getting it via OTA yet?
    03-11-2015 08:31 AM
  15. whitenack's Avatar
    anyone see any legitimate reports of anyone getting it via OTA yet?
    I have not. Sprint is saying the OTA update is going to start rolling out to the N6 today, but that is all I have seen.
    03-11-2015 08:59 AM
  16. drhere's Avatar
    Very smooth and responsive. No issues whatsoever. Good job Google.
    Same here, it fixed the slowness/bugginess memory leak issues. So far (2nd day) I have used it, it is very smooth.
    03-11-2015 10:06 AM
  17. davinwv's Avatar
    Same here, it fixed the slowness/bugginess memory leak issues. So far (2nd day) I have used it, it is very smooth.
    Any improvements on the WiFi front? That and the memory leak issues are my big problems right now.

    Posted via the Kick-*** Android Central App
    03-11-2015 10:14 AM
  18. whitenack's Avatar
    Any improvements on the WiFi front? That and the memory leak issues are my big problems right now.

    Posted via the Kick-*** Android Central App
    Sorry to hijack, but what is the wifi issue? Mine has a tendency to drop wifi connection for a split second on my home router several times an hour, which isn't a big deal unless I am connected to my chromecast.
    03-11-2015 10:18 AM
  19. Gekko's Avatar
    I have not. Sprint is saying the OTA update is going to start rolling out to the N6 today, but that is all I have seen.
    yeah i don't think the Nexus 5 OTAs have started yet.
    03-11-2015 11:31 AM
  20. drhere's Avatar
    It improved on my end., on 5.0.1, I would connect to my wifi network, it would drop and then reconnect. Now on 5.1, the connection is smooth without the initial drop/reconnect. Also, the hand-off between cellular and wifi are very smooth to me.
    03-11-2015 11:49 AM
  21. gmurphy0487's Avatar
    The biggest thing I'm curious about, as I'm sure many others are is battery life. I know it's pretty early, but how does it look so far?
    03-11-2015 08:10 PM
  22. whitenack's Avatar
    OTA links are out...Release the hounds!
    03-11-2015 08:46 PM
  23. oskar1995's Avatar
    Since I'm not exactly the patient type I went ahead and side-loaded the 5.1 OTA last night. It's a really easy process and there's tons of info out there to walk you through it (I had done the same with 5.0 so I was familiar with some of the tools and such).

    Initial impressions are fairly positive. The phone definitely feels a lot snappier and not in a "I just rebooted" kind of way (did that earlier in the day). I had a lot of issues with memory management so I'll be watching closely, but so far, so good. The quick settings improvements are nice, not super useful for me, but I'm a fan. I didn't notice that you could hit volume down to silence the ringers, but no big deal for me since I just use the "None" mode to silence everything. I'll be watching the radios closely (my building at work is so-so with service) but initially things look good.

    Battery life is certainly too early to tell. I always found that it was way above average for a day or two after rebooting and progressively got worse until the memory management issues (hitting home would take multiple seconds) forced me to reboot again. I found myself rebooting every 4 days which for me seemed crazy. I had the HTC Evo that made it some ridiculous number of days (130-150ish) before I rebooted to install an update. My S2 and S3 (and even N5 on Kit Kat) seemed to routinely make it a month before a battery induced reboot.
    tonyr6 and Trader05 like this.
    03-12-2015 07:25 AM
  24. digink's Avatar
    I dont have access to my pc currently, and usually I flash the OTA's via ADB but if I am not mistaken cant you just put the ZIP file renamed as something in particular at the root of your sdcard partition and also have it side load that way?
    03-12-2015 10:08 AM
  25. Kage_'s Avatar
    I side loaded it last night and so far so good. The WiFi Auth bug is still present. Dolphin Browser w/ JetPack enabled will not render pages, but is fixed by turning off JetPack. K9 email has some issue with multiple selecting emails causing it to crash.

    Besides these minor annoyances it seems to be pretty good. I don't have a lot of run time so I can't comment on battery life.
    03-12-2015 01:49 PM
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