Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Pushed to AOSP; Factory Images Start Rolling Out

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Pushed to AOSP; Factory Images Start Rolling Out
It seems Google is finally gearing up to release an incremental update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, dubbed Android 5.0.1. The new updated build of Android 5.0 Lollipop has been posted to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) with build number LRX22C. Additionally, factory images of Android 5.0.1 for Wi-Fi only Nexus tablets have been also published.

As of now, there is no word on what precise changes the Android 5.0.1 update brings; though we can expect the release to bring fixes to various bugs and issues reported by Android 5.0 Lollipop users in the recent few weeks.

The Android 5.0.1 factory images for the Wi-Fi only Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus 10 have been published. The factory images for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, 3G-enabled Nexus (2012 and 2013), Nexus 6, and Nexus 9 LTE are yet to be published.

Android Police, citing Google+ user Derek Ross, claims that Android 5.0.1 update will be headed to Android Wear as well. Ross notes, "Not that I personally have an issues with battery life on Android Wear, but for those that want their smartwatch to last for days, the battery life on Android Wear 5.0.1 seems to be drastically improved."

In last few weeks, Android 5.0 Lollipop has been in the news for all wrong reasons with several user reports pointing to multiple bugs in the final release.

Some of the Android 5.0 Lollipop bugs recently reported by users include a Wi-Fi bug; an SMS bug, app switcher bug; another bug that removed the very useful 'silent mode' from phones, and a flashlight bug was also reported to be affecting some Nexus 5 and Nexus 4 users.

Adding to the long list of Android 5.0 Lollipop bugs, two new ones were reported last week - one about the broken manual account sync button in settings, and another about frequent restart of apps in the background.


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