Android Lollipop's new feature to strengthen security
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Google's mobile software team Android has released a new 5.0.2 Lollipop update to the 2012 flagship tablet Nexus 7.

The new Android 5.0.2 update (LRX22G) is said to be much bigger than the v5.0.1 software. It is expected to fix Mount-Service start issue (now with the update, it is should now start before performBootDexOpt) and boost the NAND speed and in turn enhance the performance of the device, reported XDA Developer Forum.

If Nexus 7 owners are getting the OTA (Over-The-Air) update notifications, then select - "Yes, I'm in" option >> then, after downloading, select >> "Install now." The tablet will restart automatically and the OS will be updated to the new software.

It has to be noted that Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA update is rolled out in phases, so it will take some time to reach all the corners of the country.

Until then Nexus 7 2012 (Wi-Fi) owners can check manually on the phone for update notifications:

Go to: Settings >> About Phone >> System update >> check now

As of now, there is no word on whether Google will release the new 5.0.2 to other Nexus devices or not. It is to be noted that Google never released 5.0.1 to Nexus 7 2012 Wi-Fi and its mobile variant –'nakasig' is yet to receive the 5.0 Lollipop.

Going by recent developments, we believe 5.0.2 update is device specific. But this is just our intuition. Until Google comes out and clears the air over this report, our comment will remain as pure speculations.

If any Nexus 7 2012 (Wi-Fi) owners are getting the new update and notice any improvements seen inside the device, please feel free to share your experience in the comment section below.

[Also read: Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OTA Released to Nexus 4, 6, 7, Moto G GPe & Nexus 5; Brings Bug Fixes]

For those impatient Nexus users, Google has provided manual downloadable factory images. Tech savvy people can side-load latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update from the given links in the table below.

Here are the details of the new Lollipop 5.0.2 software update released to select Nexus device:


Device Type

Software build number and version

Factory images Download link

Asus-Google Nexus 7 aka  "nakasi"



5.0.2 (LRX22G)


Note: Google is yet to provide the factory image file to LG-Google Nexus 4 aka 'Occam', LG-Google Nexus 5 aka 'Hammerhead', Motorola Nexus 6 aka 'Shamu', Asus Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi 'Razor' & Cellular 'Razorg', HTC Nexus 9 aka 'Volantis' and Samsung Nexus 10 aka 'Mantaray' [More Information, HERE]

[Disclaimer: The above procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of rooting (or manual software installation) Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or being permanently irreparable. International Business Times, India Edition cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if the smartphone is bricked. Hence users are advised to proceed with caution or just wait for a day or two to install new software with very less effort via OTA.]


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