Google may have stopped producing more units of the Nexus 5 but that doesn’t mean software support for this smartphone has come to an end. Sprint has announced today that it is rolling out Android 5.0.1 for Nexus 5. This is the first incremental update for Lollipop which was first released for Google’s Nexus smartphones and tablets back in November.
Nexus 5 was a bit late to the Android 5.0.1 party. It has been over a week since this update was rolled out for other Nexus devices. It is not known why Nexus 5 took so long to get this update, but now its finally landing to users on Sprint, which means that the wheels are now in motion.
The changelog is as vague as it can get. Since this is an incremental update after all don’t expect to see any major new features being added to the software, or big user interface tweaks for that matter. The changelog says that this update brings “miscellaneous Android updates.”
Sprint has started rolling out Android 5.0.1 for Nexus 5 over-the-air which means that it shouldn’t take too long for the update to arrive on your device. Those who would likely to manually try downloading the update can head over to the About phone menu in Settings and tap frantically on the System updates button.