Four weeks back, Google got the ball rolling on Android 5.0.2, dropping a factory image for the first-gen Nexus 7. Despite concerns that it might be a minor, forgettable, maybe even hardware-specific update, a closer look at the code did manage to reveal some important changes, maybe most importantly a fix to make sure that flash file system cleanup occurred as intended. While 5.0.2 is proving to be slow to spread to other models, today we see some of the first signs of progress, as Google releases factory images for a couple additional Android tablets.
Today Google adds Android 5.0.2 factory image downloads to its repository for the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 2013. And as is probably no surprise, the latter there is only for the WiFi edition of the tablet.
So is it worth updating, manually flashing your tablet with one of these new images? Maybe. If you can do so without having to restore a bunch of your data, it could be worth your while, especially if you’ve been noticing sluggishness when accessing files. However, if Lollipop hasn’t been causing you any problems to date, you’re going to be fine just waiting for the inevitable OTA – even if that might be a while.
If you’ve just got to have the very latest Android on your tablet, though, hit up the source link below for the downloads you’ll need.