Android 5.0.1 hits AOSP, Nexus factory images also available
We know that you’re all super-tired with Android 5.0 at this point, it’s just so old. In case you somehow feel that way, we have quite the treat for you: say hello to Android 5.0.1. The update, mainly to squash the various bugs we found in the initial Lollipop build, has been pushed to AOSP and factory images have been made available for select Nexus devices to sideload as well.
As far as we can tell, build number LRX22C (which flies in AOSP as Android 5.0.1_r1, by the way), brings no functional changes to Lollipop – it’s mainly a compilation of fixes to a bunch of bugs noted by Google.
We’re flashing LRX22C / Android 5.0.1 right now, and we’ll update this post if we learn of any new features. If you wanted to get in on the action yourself, right now you’ll need a Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013; WiFi only), or Nexus 10. Sorry non-WiFi devices, you haven’t made the cut just yet. The factory image will also be necessary; those are available through the second Google source link. OTA updates are likely forthcoming in not too long.
If you end up flashing it or receiving the update over-the-air, let us know how Android 5.0.1 is working out for you in the comments down below.