Android 5.1 rolls out to Google Nexus 5

Google recently rolled out Android 5.1 (Lollipop) to the Nexus 6 phablet. Now we’ve learned that the update is starting to roll out to the Google Nexus 5. The screenshot you see below was sent by a “loyal reader” to PhoneArena.


Upon getting the update, your Nexus 5 will be better protected, in the event its gets lost or stolen. If lost or stolen, the smartphone will remain locked until its owner signs in using their Google account info. This will work even if the device goes through a factory reset.

There are other benefits to running Android 5.1. These include a longer battery life, improvements to the 64-bit ART runtime compiler (makes apps run faster), enhanced RAM management, and a fixed “Okay Google.” All in all, the system will be more stable.

If you do get the OTA update, make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network and you have at least 50% of battery capacity as the update is 220.7 MB-large. If you download and install the update via your phone network, you may go over your allotted data limit.

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