Google's Nexus device owners are the luckiest ones to receive any Android updates first and also the ones who are exposed to initial bugs and errors. Continuing the traditional update pattern, Google pushed out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to all its Nexus devices but owners are encountering severe problems.
Nexus 5 users reported several issues after updating the software such as problems with messaging, connectivity issues and battery drainage among other bugs.
Google started pushing Android 5.0 update to Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 in mid-November. The software was well-received by Android users but it wasn't without problems. The over-the-air update created battery problems for several Nexus users, which required them to charge their phones at least twice a day with average use.
"The battery on my Nexus 5 has significantly dropped after updating to Android Lollipop," said a 37-year-old Nexus 5 user. "Even after charging the device fully, the phone does not run through the day. The battery on Nexus phone is supposed to last longer but the update has changed it. It has forced me to carry a charger along with me to work. Eagerly looking forward for an official bug fix from Google"
Other problems Nexus owners reported after updating the software were related to Wi-Fi connectivity, cellular data and major lags in phone operations. There were several alternatives offered as a temporary fix to the problem but users waited for a bug fix.
It appears Google has finally an answer to the problems. The first set of Android 5.0.1 update was pushed in the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) and factory images for select Nexus devices were published.
Factory images for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 and Nexus 10 have been published along with flashing instructions.
There is no exact date when Google plans to roll out Android 5.0.1 update officially over-the-air but we can expect it soon.