Android 5.0.1 expected to hit Nexus 5, Nexus 6 today

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Heads up, Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 owners, because you may soon have some fresh Lollipop goodness headed your way.

T-Mobile has updated its support pages to show that it’ll push Android 5.0.1 to the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 starting today, December 15. The update will bump both phones to build LRX22C and will bring with them “software stability” improvements.

This update may be a small x.x.1 bump, but one of the main reasons that many folks buy a Nexus is for prompt Android updates, so I’m sure that anyone rocking a Nexus 5 or Nexus 6 will be pleased to get updated to the newest version of Android.

You can check for this update by heading into Settings > About phone > Software updates. Be sure to let us know when you get Android 5.0.1!

Sources: Nexus 5, Nexus 6

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  • TheVorlon

    But it can take a week for the OTA to show up for all models of Nexus 5 & 6.

    • Marcelo_L

      Forgive me, but why would a Vorlon have an avatar of a Minbari?

      Just sayin’

      • emcdonald75

        I love Babylon 5, but if I remember correctly, Vorlons can take the look of any race of beings. They also have their own look but it can also be whatever they want you to see.

        • Marcelo_L

          Technically….you’re right. However, they did NOT use that power that we saw on screen. It was only alluded to, because the appearance we saw of them was their environmental suits.

        • emcdonald75

          I always thought those environmental suits were bad ass! The battle between the Shadows and the Vorlons was epic and the battle against their influences on the other races were good too. I hate the show ended. But that Babylon 5 Crusade show that came afterwards was very stupid. Maybe it would have been better if they finished it. I have bought every episode and movie. I am a junkie. Lol

      • TheVorlon

        Season 2
        Episode 22

  • Chilehead

    My 32GB Nexus 6 got updated last week. Seems to improve battery performance.

    • thekingof_ahm

      Which carrier do you have?

      • Chilehead

        T-Mobile.

    • thepanttherlady

      Got mine either last week or the week before as well.

  • TechHog

    Oh god, now I’m terrified. If it actually updates today, that might mean that T-Mobile is handling updates.

    • Brad

      no they’re not.

  • emcdonald75

    I really wanted the Nexus 6 but T-Mobile took forever getting them in stock. Now I am stuck with the Galaxy Note 4, but strangely, I find myself loving it more and more. The only problem I have is that I cannot get my messages to show on my car’s touchscreen when I connect via Bluetooth. I never had this problem with the Galaxy Note 3.

    • J.J.

      “stuck” with the most capable phone out right now lol jk, but yea i hear the n6 is decent too

      • emcdonald75

        I didn’t mean to sound negative. I like the Galaxy Note 4, but I have had nothing but Samsung devices for a long time and I wanted something new with the Snapdragon 805 chip-set. I had the Galaxy Note 2 then 3 and now 4. I thought the Nexus 6 would have been a great alternative and it has the Snapdragon 805 chip.

        • Nathan S.

          Yeah, I am still using my Note 2. Darn solid device. FInally decided to upgrade to a new device and ordered the N6 64GB. Now stuck waiting on shipment. I think I will stick it out and wait but man, not be pleasant thus far.

        • Marcelo_L

          Do you regret losing the ability to take Smart Notes by switching to the 6? Or did you not really use the note taking features of the N2?

        • Nathan S.

          I dont think I will. The Note 2’s pen is not super great. It works but sometimes the precision is off. I have not yet received the N6 64GB due to Motorola manufacturing shortfalls. I ordered on December 1st. just got an email from tmobile stating that I should expect shipment mid to late January. :( Thanks Moto!

        • J.J.

          yea ive had the last three notes also, which also had me looking in a new directions but after weighing the options i still came back home to the note 4 lol

  • skittle

    I got a Note 4 but also wanted Nexus 6 or iPhone 6 plus. Too long to wait. I like what I have now. Trying out various launchers now.

    • emcdonald75

      I use Nova Launcher on my Note 4, and I have changed my phone settings to give me as close as a Lollipop experience as possible.

    • Jeremy

      I called in Saturday and got an Iphone 6 plus 64 GB and only waiting a few days. I just got UPS tracking number.

  • Darrin

    Any word for us old Nexus 4 people….. My phone is slow and buggy now…

    • Danny

      Nexus 4 devices have already been receiving 5.0.1. The Nexus 5 has been the last of the Nexus devices to be getting this update.

      • BufordTMobile

        I have a Nexus 4 on the initial 5.0 release. Just checked for OTA update, and nothing yet.

        My personal experience was, after the disastrous initial install, Lollipop has been very quirky, slowed down performance, and has been a net negative overall. I can see what they are wanting it to be, and it will probably be fine on the 5 & 6 ultimately, but I don’t think the Nexus 4 and 2012 Nexus 7 have the motors to run it effectively, in current state.

  • Hopefully, it’ll fix car-mode (it’s not possible to go back to the launcher by hitting the home or back keys from the app on top, but by pressing the app switch key first, selecting another background app and then the home key works), allow color in notifications in the lock screen, allow widgets in the lock screen, allow media players to provide controls in the lock screen, etc.

  • Jeremy

    Nexus 5 is very slow since update to 5.0.

    • Nathan S.

      I hear that the 5.0 update trashed the 2012 Nexus 7 as well. Luckily, 5.0 has not been pushed out to my Nexus 7 2012 version yet. Perhaps 5.0.1 will fix the first run problems folks are having.

      • My 5 got laggy with Lollipop and my ’12 7, barely useable. I did a factory reset on my 7 and it improved a bit, but it’s now back to being sluggish. I can barely navigate the web sometimes, with results happening only after dozens of seconds after my actions. Lollipop is Android’s Vista.

        • Nathan S.

          Ouch!! I’m sorry man.

        • Ron

          My 2012 Nexus 7 got really slow after Lollipop update. On another forum someone suggested to disable NFC in the network settings. I did that, and it seems to have helped. You might give it a try.

          On the other hand, my Nexus 5 is running great on Lollipop! I love it.

        • I always left NFC off in my devices. No dice for me. :-(

          My 5 used to be much snappier than now…

        • Ron

          Bummer, sorry the NFC trick won’t help you.

          Did you try a factory reset on your 5? I originally did the OTA update which worked ok, and then a couple of days later did an inadvertent factory reset on it (we won’t even attempt to explain how that happened). But since the factory reset, it seems to be much snappier and pretty much trouble-free, although battery life didn’t improve at all, as I was hoping.

        • I did, but it was before my ’12 7 got to stuttering again after the factory reset. I’m left with the impression that whatever happens after the factory reset, is only temporary.

          Some corners of the Internet suggest that as caches grow, Lollipop gets slower. It may or may not be the case, but I refuse to micromanage an OS to this level.

          I wish I could have KitKat back. Maybe I’ll reinstall the last KitKat image…

        • Nathan S.

          I dont know if this is the case but perhaps the 5.0 install changed over the runtime from Dalvik to Art and that is what is causing the hiccups? I dont know as I dont have the option to change that setting in my 4.4.4 nexus 7 1st gen. My Wifes S5 has the option to change the runtime though.

        • Nexus 4 Owner

          I switched to ART prior to updating to Android 5.0 on my nexus 4. The battery drain for me was the smart lock feature draining even though I toggled off the Bluetooth/NFC/WiFi radios. I’ve heard this didn’t work for some of the nexus 5 owners. Hopefully they can resolve the problems. Kitkat runs very nicely. Not sure I like the white background on the settings/systems menus. Also screen brightness control hasn’t improved much. Still using Lux.

      • Mike Palomba

        I have a nexus 7 2012 version and lollipop didn’t effect it that badly. It is a little bit slower but its far from unbearable.

    • james

      Find out how to put in developer mode then turn animations off

  • guidomus_maximus

    TMO doesn’t push these out. Google does.

  • Jonathan Gordon
  • Romeo

    Nexus 6 is now on sale only at (Nexus PhoneDeals:com)

  • Craig

    Thanks. Thought the Nexus 4 was being left out.

  • Zek

    First update to Lollipop on my Nexus 7 was 5.0.1 and that was several days ago. Works great, I did a full rest after the update as I do with any major update.

  • Nexus 4 Owner

    Android lollipop 5.0 has been running fine on my nexus 4 (stock). The only major problem was a battery drain being caused by the smart lock feature. I’m pretty good about optimizing my phone for battery life, toggling off radios, checking apps for unnecessary syncing, managing screen brightness, etc. But the smart lock feature was sucking like 10% of my battery per hour while the phone sat idle. Even with the radios disabled, I was getting about a day out of my phone when it wasn’t being used. After an hour of troubleshooting, I figured out what to toggle off and my battery life improved tremendously. I’d say battery life is indeed much better than jelly bean and Kitkat. I’m getting about 4-5 days of mild/moderate usage. Considering I don’t facebook or sync e-mail on my phone. 2-3 days if I’m a bit more active texting friends, etc. Guess we’ll see how much of an improvement the next update will be for those still experiencing problems.

  • tomnewtn

    what nexus 6?

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    I got mine directly from Motorola and I am on T-Mobile. Would I still get the update? I have been checking but so far nothing.

    • Brad

      Nexus updates come straight from google no matter where you bought it…

    • bruh

      Got my n4 from google, was rooted, flashed 5.0 no longer rooted, got 5.0.1 today. Not sure if its from tmo or google.

    • spann37

      I got mine direct from Motorola as well, and I’m also using it on T-Mobile, I’m getting the update as I type this.

      • JaswinderSinghJammu

        Congrats. I just checked after I saw your message and still nothing yet. maybe later this evening or whenever.

  • Hilton GoWahoos Redskins

    Got the update over the weekend on my Nexus 10. I imagine it will be available on my 64 GB Nexus 6 whenever Motorola has the Chinese or Brazillians put it together and send it on that slow boat to the US so T-mobile can ship it to me with the appropriate urgency of a company that woud put something on sale knowing they had no idea when it would be available to sell. This phone is becoming this running joke. Whenever my dad asks when I’m going to church I say “After I get my Nexus 6. I work Sundays dad”

    • Nathan S.

      I got an email from tmobile stating that my order placed on Dec 1st for Nexus 6 64GB should be shipping mid to late January…..come on MOTO!! Get your act together!

  • randian

    Where’s my lollipop for Moto X?

    • zx6guy

      I got it on my pure edition over a week ago. Feels laggy.

  • skywalkr2

    What about LG G3? This was promised before end of year earlier, but I haven’t heard anything since.

    • monkeybutts

      It’s still 2014 here… not sure about you.

      • skywalkr2

        What company is working on regular operating mode after Friday of this week? Not many.

        • Brad

          every company. and if someone has a deadline on a project, they’re not taking extra vacation.

          that said, I doubt you’ll have it before year end… but them’s the breaks with software updates. It’s still worlds faster than previous updates.

  • Marcelo_L

    And yet GNote 2 users STILL waiting for 4.4.4 (Yes, I know, I know, I’m ranting…and I’m gonna keep ranting, deal with it).

    • Rob Jones

      Blame samsung

      • Nathan S.

        yep, kind of what nudged me into placing an order for the N6 64GB.

  • Rob Jones

    Why don’t u guys just put on a custom ROM I have a phone that didn’t even get a kk ota. Yet I’m on lollipop cm12 to be exact

    • Brad

      because why would we bother?

  • Rob Jones

    Why don’t u guys just put on a custom ROM I have a phone that didn’t even get a kk ota. Yet I’m on lollipop cm12 to be exact

  • BD

    I’d like to see a stock update that unlocks the LED functionality without having to root. I’ve utilized this to the fullest on nearly all phones leading up to this one and it’s a great feature that works for me and others. Is there a list of what this update will cover specifically?

  • Jose Hernandez

    Has anyone received the update yet?

    • Chilehead

      See below…

    • 561Gunz

      Nothing yet on my 32gb Nexus 6. I’ve been checking since last week..

    • Jose Hernandez

      My wife got the update last night, I’m still waiting on mine.

  • Ac3of2pade2

    still nothing…

  • Orion

    Still waiting. They are obviously releasing this in phases.

  • Mike

    got the update last week thought it initially messed up my battery life but it seems alright now it did mess up the camera but i was able to fix it by clearing the cached data try running *#*#2423546#*#* “check-in” to have the device authenticate with google’s servers

    • 561Gunz

      I tried it and nothing happened..

  • Mike

    this should push the update to your phone

  • Damond Stoddart

    I got that update about two weeks ago…… Was surprised to see this being posted now…… I guess I got lucky or maybe the nexus 6 got there’s a bit quicker…..

  • Greg Victor

    Nexus 6 user here and still no update. :-(

    • Chilehead

      It’s my understanding that these updates get rolled out gradually. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer for you.

      • Greg Victor

        Hopefully you’re right.

        • spann37

          I’m also a Nexus 6 owner. Getting my update now.

        • Greg Victor

          Just got my update an hour ago….. :-)

    • galaxyNote4isBoss

      I always appreciate and applaud T-Mobile that comes first in my book. Otherwise the Nexus 6 is nothing more than a big screened smartphone with NO PURPOSE or true multitasking/productivity options and abilities.

      The Nexus 6 has piss poor battery life for a phablet and project Volta is a comical joke. The featureless stock android phablet is a perpetrating farce.

      #Note4isboss
      #SamsungKnights
      #Note4andGearS
      #NoteEdgeandGearS
      #SamsungorNothing

      • squiddy20

        1. You state the Nexus 6 has “piss poor battery life”, but have claimed in the past that you wouldn’t touch a Nexus device, “not even with a 10foot pole”. Please explain how you can know this without ever being able to see one with your own eyes.
        2. You claim Project Volta is a “comical joke”, but you so stupidly don’t seem to realize that Samsung will more than likely make use of it in their phones. After all, it would be pretty stupid for any entity to pass up anything free that can only help in some way.
        3. Based on your usage of the phrase, you clearly don’t know how to use “perpetrating farce”, and maybe even what it means. Go read a dictionary.
        4. I thought it would have been abundantly clear by now, but hashtags don’t work on Disqus. Go back to Twitter or Facebook.
        5. Finally, upvoting your own comment? Really? That’s pretty sad.

      • Chilehead

        How’s battery life on other phablets running on Lollipop? Perhaps it’s too early to blame this on the N6 hardware. Clearly a Note # fanboy.

      • Erik Papesh

        My battery life is absolutely amazing. I had to charge my note 3 twice a day if not more, I get over 24 hours of heavy use with my nexus 6. If you don’t have one, shut your hole and choke on your bloated Samsung.

        • Chilehead

          I guess he really loves the (well established) laggy Touchwiz overlay. Or maybe (like many) he’s just mad cuz his N6 still on backorder. I did check out a demo of the Note Edge tonight and it’s pretty cool. I opted for the N6 for speedy OS updates, lower price and my LG G3 has roughly the same screen size as the Note 4 with a much smaller form factor.

      • josh

        So your a Sammy fanboy, huh?

  • Ac3of2pade2

    just got the update

  • Sinistar83

    I just got a prompt for system update to 5.0.1, it looked like it updated but after I went to check the version, still shows 5.0

    • El_Duderino

      Did you root your device after updating to 5.0.0?

  • Coveted

    I’m up to date. Nexus 5 now running 5.0.1

  • Willie D

    Just got it this morning, and loading it now. T-Mobile Nexus 5 Play Store Edition

  • Kris Reilly

    Got it today and downloaded it on my Nexus 6. Haven’t noticed huge differences yet but everything seems to be running smoothly. Maybe apps are opening just a tiny bit faster? That’s been my biggest issue with the phone so far — it runs kinda slow and jerky sometimes due to the encryption. The other thing is ambient display, which doesn’t consistently work the way it should. Both of those issues seem to have improved slightly with this update, but that could be placebo effect. I’ll have to spend some more time with it to really know if things have changed.

    • Chilehead

      I haven’t noticed any lag or issues with the ambient display. How did you establish the encryption was causing the “slow and jerky” behavior?

      • Kris Reilly

        Ambient display has been better of late. Still not as reliable as my wife’s Moto display on her moto x, but not bad. I was really bummed with it for the first couple days. Seemed like it never worked. There are many benchmark tests out there showing that encryption slows this thing down. That said, I can live with the occasional lagginess. Love a lot about this phone but it doesn’t quite fly like I hoped it would.

        • Chilehead

          I think it’s too early to judge the Nexus 6’s device performance given the fact that we are using a phone that’s using bleeding edge (and likely buggy) software. The Nexus 6 is young and is not a device I’d recommend for someone expecting stability.

        • Kris Reilly

          I hope it will get better with each update. I’m pretty happy with the phone so far, if not ecstatic.

  • Critic4U

    Just got mine today for nexus 6

  • Nick Sutton

    Just updated my Nexus 6 about an hour ago. Seems like I might be having some LTE issues. Was on LTE right after it finished, but now stuck on HSPA.

    • Chilehead

      Have you tested your bandwidth? What are your speedtest results?

    • Chilehead

      I noticed the same thing. I think the Nexus 6 is displaying our connection speed more accurately than other phones. Have you checked speedtest dot net for performance?

  • Nick Sutton

    Must have just been a temporary issue. Ended up working just fine on LTE yesterday evening. Just did a Speedtest and am getting 26+ Mbps, so back to normal now.

  • PHILLIP STAGG

    MY wife just got the update on her Nexus 4 this morning.

  • Hilton GoWahoos Redskins

    Oh man. They finally shipped my Nexus 6 64GB. Can’t wait to try it with the update. Exactly 1 month after I ordered it they shipped

    • tomnewtn

      Same here, even though I had canceled the order a couple weeks ago.

  • nisha

    Can someone pls tell me why I haven’t gotten the 5.0 update on my T-Mobile nexus 5 yet..

  • Joe

    I haven’t gotten the update either. Nexus 5

  • Amiller1115

    I have the update on my Nexus 4, I can’t make or receive calls and my phone crashes at least twice a day and I have more than a few apps that won’t work.