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Android 5.0.1 Lollipop hits AOSP, Nexus factory images available
Are you still waiting for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update on your device? Well, it’s old news already, Google has pushed Android 5.0.1 to AOSP, and has a few Nexus factory images all ready for install.
This is a minor bump update, look for build number LRX22C on Android 5.0.1 release 1.
We’ll need time to dig deep and see what the new Lollipop has to offer. Perhaps it will unlock a few features that some of us have found worrisome of Lollipop, like the inability to turn off device encryption. Eventually, we hope it will let us utilize the LED notification lights or tap to wake on the Nexus 6.
As far as those factory images go, owners of the Nexus 9 (WiFi), Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi) and Nexus 10 are in luck. Of course, our wishful thinking for the Nexus 6 updates will have to wait, as you’ll notice there is no image for the monstrous phone just yet.
Perhaps this update is the reason many devices have been taking so long to receive the Lollipop update. Maybe it is just me, but this feels a little like the rapid release of Android 4.4.4 before most manufacturers could get their Android 4.4.3 update out there. In the end, many phones skipped the 4.4.3 update altogether.
Head on over to Google’s AOSP Android 5.0.1_r1 build page to see all the particulars of build LRX22C.
Any of you ready to flash another build of Android Lollipop?