Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update now rolling out to the LG Nexus 4

Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update now rolling out to the LG Nexus 4
After updating the LG-made Nexus 4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop back in November 2014, it looks like Google has started sending Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA updates to Nexus 4 owners. The update measures 174MB, meaning that some of you might be able to download it through your 3G connection (the Nexus 4 lacks LTE compatibility), but it's probably best to download it through a WiFi connection, and save up on your data plan.

Installing the 5.1 Lollipop update will upgrade the Nexus 4 from build number LRX22C to LMY47O. As many probably already know, Android 5.1 Lollipop is an incremental update over 5.0 Lollipop, mostly bringing bug fixes and performance improvements to the table. The minor additions include the new Device Protection feature, as well as the ability to quickly pair Bluetooth devices and join WiFi networks directly from the quick settings panel. This is the fifth Android version that reaches the LG Nexus 4, a smartphone launched back in October 2012 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on board.

As the Nexus 4 was released more than a couple of years ago, it's nice to see Google updating the smartphone to the latest version of Android, although this move will probably infuriate HTC Nexus 9 owners who are still waiting for a taste of Android 5.1 Lollipop. Google has yet to publish the Android 5.1 Lollipop factory image for the Nexus 4, but you can head on to the download link below and install the update for yourself if you're up to the task.

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6 Comments

1. rabihz80

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

nexus 4 is a device that i bought in 2013 and i still enjoy using...

2. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Same here

6. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Same here too :)

3. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Oh boy more bugs to play with!!

4. tokuzumi

Posts: 1957; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I love my N4, as well. I wonder why google has decided to release the 5.1 update piece-meal. Previous factory images would be posted for all eligible devices at the same time, but OTAs might be staggered a bit. Now it's like Google is working on a device by device basis. It really shows that Google should have never used the TI Omap processor in the Galaxy Nexus. At just after the 18 month window, Google said "F-U...no more updates." The N4 is over 2 years old, and still getting factory images. I had the Verizon version....the few who are still holding fast to that phone are rocking 4.2.2 (if not rooted).

5. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Nexus 4 is awesome! Props to Google for supporting their devices this long!

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