NEW YORK: Android 5.0 Lollipop update has begun rolling out for the Google Nexus 7. This new release – update 5.0.2 – will bring the older model smartphone into the new age with the new features and improvements hidden within it’s software. The biggest changes coming in the update are the more than welcomed bug fixes, which will, hopefully, solve any issues users have been experiencing with the Android 5.0 Lollipop release. There were numerous problems, as many users like yourselves reported to Google upon the release.
Google began their official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop to mobile devices last month, and they promised release of the operating system update on the Google Nexus 7, and other Nexus devices, way back in June of this past year. By the end of November, however, the release was in full swing, and select Nexus devices had the new update downloading and installed. The update initially launched for the Google Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus 10.
Upon the release of Android 5.0, Nexus owners the world over were quite vocal about the issues they had been experiencing since downloading. Google listened to each and every one of these complaints, and addressed some of the problems within Android 5.0.1, the most recently released update. That update released for most Nexus devices, too, but not all of them, unfortunately.
Yesterday, Google launched Android 5.0.2 on the Google Nexus 7 2012, ensuring users could download via the AOSP. The update was a little mysterious to most users at first, but the company revealed the majority of the launch was focused on numerous bug fixes. The 7-inch tablet previously began the update through OTA, which offered more bug fixes on the mobile device.
For anyone looking for the OTA, Google Nexus 7 owners simply need to turn their attention towards their device’s settings and manually check for the new software release. Should the update be available for you, the device will prompt a download. Simply follow the on-screen instructions and you should have all those nifty new bug fixes in no time. The process can take a few minutes for those who already have Android 5.0, and over 10 minutes if you’re still using Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
A change log for the update was released, too, showing exactly what type of bug fixes users will be handed. Two of the major changes come in the form of the storage and alarm problems. For those upgrading from KitKat, the Lollipop release comes fully featured with the new Material Design, big changes to the lock screen, upgrades to the Notification system, a battery saver tool, and plenty more. It’s the biggest release for the operating system ever.