Android 5.0.1 (build LRX22C) has just landed in AOSP


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Google’s far from done with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Because things move fast around here (for the most part), they’ve just pushed Android 5.0.1_r1 (build LRX22C) to AOSP. Typically, factory images will be published before an OTA can begin, so be on the lookout as we figure out exactly what’s changed in the latest update to Lollipop.

We heard word that a future update to Android 5.0 Lollipop would introduce T-Mobile’s WiFi calling baked right into the OS, but whether or not Android 5.0.1 is that update remains to be seen. We’ll keep you posted.

UPDATE: The factory images are now available for the Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi), Nexus 9 (WiFi), and Nexus 10. You can download them here.

[Google AOSP]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Incoming Android Wear 2.0 and plenty of bug fixes!

    1. My watch is ready ;)

    2. I’ll charge mine I guess ;)

      1. Make sure it’s charged for Wednesday the 10th.

    3. I hope it fixes the ‘Connected, running sync loop’ message on the phone. I refuse to disable my developer options as a makeshift solution.

  2. My Experience on my Nexus 5 has been pretty stable on 5.0 but battery life is not the best and there a few bugs that sometimes require me to reset once every few days.

    1. That’s sad because project volta was supposed to be one of the major features of Android 5.0.

    2. Well,hopefully in time (maybe a month?) our phones will adjust to this major update and begin to perform in the way Project Volta,etc,etc were intended! We can hope,right? I personally haven’t experienced any problems on my N5 after installing 5.0 threw the OTA…so I’m pretty happy with it,except for the white background when opening the app drawer (minor,i know)!

    3. I too feel like there has been a slight decline in battery life since upgrading to 5.0 on my N5. Otherwise the Lollipop is great so far.
      (okay, except for that white search bar… yeesh. Thanks Nova launcher :()

      1. I had a major decline in battery life on my N5 going from 4.4 to 5.0. I was getting 3-4 days on a charge with 4.4, now with 5.0 I’m lucky to get 24 hours on a charge. We really, really need Xposed working on 5.0, so that we can use Wakelock Terminator again to fix the battery life.

        1. It sounds like most of you with a Nexus 5 need to factory reset your devices…

          I know once I did that the battery life was definitely better. On 4.4.4 for a typical use for me I was getting barely over 12 hours. On 5.0 I could get closer to 18 to 20. I never thought of the Nexus 5 as a 24 hour device, it never performed that well for me much less 3-4 days. I would basically have to not touch the device for those three days to get that kind of life out of it.

          1. Good point, a factory reset might help. I’ll probably wait and see if 5.0.1 helps, if it doesn’t I’ll go ahead and do a reset.

  3. Nexus 6 is working pretty well.

    1. I agree, going on 36 hours without charging it with 38% left over.

      Not a whole lot of screen on time, been busy, but I am still happy.

    2. Only issue with mine is it will randomly turn off, or reboot. Trying to decide if I should warranty it out or if it’s software related.

      1. I am very happy with my Nexus 6 but I have had a few issues.

        Beeping noise about once a minute when using Bluetooth Audio on my Car.

        I didn’t have any problems the first 3 days while working at home, but now that I’m back in the office where I work in the basement with no reception. I have had some issues with WiFi and Mobile data flaking out and showing exclamations on the icons. I’ve resolved this by turning Airplane mode on for 10 seconds and then turning off to sort of reset the devices.

        This problem is recreatable and seems to be related to really bad reception for an extended period of time. Luckily it doesn’t seem to drain the battery with bad reception, just have other problems :)

        I did have my phone reboot randomly once in the 5 days I’ve owned it.

        That’s all I can think of so far which are pretty minor.

    3. I love my Nexus but i think i have a defective device. i have a dead pixel in my lower left quadrant. with screen brightness at max it’s not noticeable unless it’s black on the screen. when the screen dims though it’s like a small bright green sun that’s mocking me lol. also to top that i have a blown top speaker. currently waiting on T-Mobile to get them in stock to warranty replace mine. love the experience though.

  4. WiFi calling to be baked in to the OS!? Would they do that for just one carrier — or is it now an open standard? [Nevermind that I *want* the feature!]

    1. T-Mobile uses a standard enough implementation that it shouldn’t be too hard. Apparently it’s the same protocol as VoLTE, just wrapped in a VPN tunnel.

    2. Why do you need carrier support for Wifi calls? Skype is working fine for me the few times that I tried it.

      1. Wrong kind of WiFi calling. Using WiFi as a range extender for those hard-to-reach parts of the basement, diner in the middle of nowhere, etc. Skype works fine for outgoing, but you miss incoming calls and SMS to your carrier number.

      2. Skype does work fine for direct connections with people in your contact list who’ve also installed Skype.

        But I, and people in general, want the simplicity of a single solution.

  5. Hopefully they’ll just add silent mode back. It’s really annoying the current None, Priority and All modes. I dont use vibrate, and I want to hear my alarm! Bring back silent mode!

    1. A million times this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. I agree!

    3. You can have “none” give you complete silence or vibrate. You can have your alarms ring during this time as well if you use “priority” instead. You have WAY more options with the new sound profiles. I hope they do nothing to them. If you go into all the options from the Sounds and Notification settings page you will see that there is a world of possibilities to do everything you want. If they add another down option from the lowest volume setting that is ok, but the options in the sound profiles have to not go anywhere.

      1. I think they’ve completely overcomplicated things! I’m never quite sure what mode I’m in. Esp when I have it set to priority mode so that supposedly I get no interruptions except alarm, then without changing settings it randomly drops out of priority mode even though it’s set to indefinitely. At least with silent mode I got silence. My phone didn’t vibrate, I got LED notifications and my screen illuminated. Which is all I wanted. I think Google have solved a problem that never existed, also their new system is simply not intuitive to most users.

        1. I can agree with that to a certain point. As I describe how to use it I realize that it may not be the easiest setup for most average users. Since I am more of a power user when it comes to Android I am loving the new settings more than the old. I think there are just too many options available and makes it much better to use. I love being able to tell it to silence completely for 3 hours while I’m at the movies, or having it be priority only while I’m at work. It’s great. I only wish there was even more settings innate, like programming it to do that automatically. I used to use Trigger to do this, but it seems to not be working entirely on 5.0 yet.

  6. Running 5.0 on my Nexus 4 (T-MO). If WiFi calling gets introduced into 5 that would be awesome. T-MO does not sell many top of the line phones that are not phablets. So an upgrade to the Moto X (2nd gen) becomes suddenly attractive :-)

    1. Why don’t you use Hangouts Dialer?

      1. Do this work (calling and receiving) when operating under WiFi only?

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