Google is continuing the Android 5.1 Lollipop rollout to its Nexus family with Nexus 10 tablet via an over-the-air (OTA) update. The latest software brings a slew of improvements to the overall performance of device and makes a sensible upgrade.
Users will be able to download the update as soon as it is available in their region simply by connecting to Wi-Fi. The update is being rolled out in phases based on regions.
The update file, which weighs in a little over 100MB with LMY47D build, brings performance improvements, stability enhancements and several bug fixes, GSM Arena reported via YouMobile. After downloading the update, users will witness a significant improvement in the boot-up compared to the previous Android 5.0.2 update. Even though the update focuses on performance tweaks, Google has largely failed to address the major memory leak issue that has existed in smartphones since Android 5.0.1 was pushed out in November.
According to a report by Tech Times, the problem occurs when apps running in the background take as much as 100MB even after they are closed. When the system's memory consumption reaches its peak, at 1GB, it causes the OS to crash. Some users also reported problems with random shutdowns, weakened Wi-Fi and data connectivity.
Google has already confirmed that the problems have been fixed internally but there's no public release time at the moment, Christian Post reported.
On the plus side, the Android 5.1 Lollipop update welcomed important upgrades such as Device Protection, which allows users to secure devices by locking it with Google account. Even resetting the device will not overwrite the password, making sure that a stolen device cannot be used by other users.
Another change was witnessed in the lock screen quick settings, where users can now directly access Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other functions in addition to notifications. Google also introduced HD voice calling but works on compatible devices such as Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.
To manually check for updates, navigate to Settings > About Phone > Software update. Make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi to avoid additional data charges or surpassing data limit.