The Nexus 5 is currently running Android 5.0.1, leaving a few of us wondering when it will be updated to the next version of Android and what that version will be: 5.0.2? We've now come a little closer to finding out as a benchmark for the Nexus 5 running Android 5.1 has been leaked online. Is the Nexus 5 Android 5.1 update on its way? Head to the update section below to find out the latest Nexus 5 Android update news.
Update: A GeekBench test for a Nexus 5 running Android 5.1 has made its way online, meaning at least one device, somewhere, has been upgraded to the latest version of the OS. While this doesn't tell us when we should expect the Android 5.1 Nexus 5 update, it does indicate that Android 5.1 is up and running, and that the Nexus 5 may get it soon.
AndroidPIT heard from an exclusive source that Android 5.1 is on the way in Q1 2015, and we also learned of the fixes and improvements you can expect from it. To find out more, visit our Android 5.1 Lollipop update page.
How to upgrade the Nexus 5 to Android Lollipop
If you haven't yet made the jump to Android 5.0.1, check Settings > About Phone > Software Update to see if your device is ready for the update. If it's not, there's nothing stopping you from installing the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop factory image yourself.
Skip the wait, go to the Google Developers' factory image page right now and get flashing. If you'd prefer a walk through, follow our tutorial on how to get Android Lollipop on the Nexus 5. Even if the firmware version has changed, the same steps apply: just substitute the newer Android version.
How to root a Nexus 5 running Android Lollipop
If you've got the Lollipop update but want some additional freedom to shift things around and customize as you see fit, then the next step you need is to go to our how-to page on how to root the Nexus 5 on Android Lollipop.
Android 5.0 Lollipop problems
If you've taken the plunge with the Android Lollipop update for the Nexus 5 and found yourself having a few issues, then don't despair - you're not alone and we've got your back. We have a page dedicated to Android 5.0 Lollipop problems and their solutions. This will be updated as more bugs come to light, so stay tuned for more solutions to Android Lollipop problems. For more specific Nexus 5 Lollipop problems, check out our solutions to the most common issues.
How to downgrade a Nexus
The Android Lollipop update is not for everyone. Lollipop's effect on the the Nexus 5, in it's current state, is being questioned (here's at least one good reason why you shouldn't upgrade your Nexus 5 to Lollipop). A few people have already asked us how to downgrade their Nexus 5 back to an older version of Android like Android 4.4.4. So we've put together a quick tutorial to walk you through how to downgrade a Nexus.
Are you excited about getting Android 5.1 on your Nexus 5? Let us know about your experiences with Android Lollipop in the comments below.