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Android 5.1 OTA update rolls out to Google Nexus 5

More or less a month ago, Google released an update to Android Lollipop that came along with the releases of Android One devices, named Android 5.1. Today, I just received an OTA (over-the-air) update on my Google Nexus 5, prompting me to update.

Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus 5

New features should include:

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  • Support for multiple SIM cards – the new update now lets you use more than one SIM card on a device with multiple SIM slots.
  • Device Protection – your lost or stolen device will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account – even if someone resets your device to factory settings. According to the page it will be available on most Android devices that run Android 5.1 in addition to Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.
  • High-definition voice calling – as the name suggests, voice calls should be clearer when two phones running Android 5.1 call each other.
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Update

So far, I can test none of these features since I don’t know people who run Android 5.1 nor does any Nexus 5 support multiple SIM cards. However, one of the biggest changes I’ve noticed was the improved quick settings – I can now look for WiFi connections and Bluetooth devices through the notification bar without going through the settings app.

Expect the update to reach your Nexus devices very soon, but if you can’t wait, you may flash the factory images that are already available, but you’ll have to backup your data first.

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Read: Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Nexus 5 Review

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Bob Freking occasionally contributes articles to the website. He is a UST Graduate of Commerce & Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management, and a full-time Sith Lord with three dragons.

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patrick
7 years ago

waiting for your response
hopefully you will help..
thank you

patrick
7 years ago

hello, where i can buy of sharp aquos sh930w battery? need help.. pls..

waiting
waiting
7 years ago

Nexus 4 user here…waiting for my ota.

Paulo
Paulo
7 years ago

these android updates don’t make sense. isn’t 5.1 supposed to be bigger than 5.0.1? or are they all the same as long as they’re inside the 5.0 range?

andro
andro
Reply to  Paulo
7 years ago

It is an incremental update from the last Lollipop version

Easy E
Easy E
7 years ago

its already two weeks since they started rolling out OTA update of L5.1 pero hanggang ngayon wala pa rin ang sa akin.

just_curious
just_curious
7 years ago

Instead of flashing a factory image, you might want to consider side loading the OTA file instead. It doesn’t require unlocking the boot loader and wiping the data and it’s fairly easy to do.

Had been running 5.1 on my N5 for weeks already due to the availability of the OTA file.

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