Android 5.1 factory images are live for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012), and Nexus 10 [Update: Nexus 6]

Nexus_5_Android_L_Developer_Preview_Home_Screen_01_TAGoogle has posted brand new Android 5.1 factory images for several Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and the slightly older 2012 version of the Nexus 7. If you’re ready to start flashing them on your device, hit the right link below and follow our guide to flashing factory images on your Nexus device.
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Rumour: Android 5.1 Lollipop to roll-out to Nexus 7 (2013) later this week

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If you’re a Nexus 7 owner, the euphoria of having Android 5.0 Lollipop installed on your device probably fizzled out a few months ago, thanks to the buggy performance of the update. Nexus 7 owners have reported problems with WiFi connectivity, video playback, battery life and that their devices are getting slower and slower thanks to a probable memory leak. According to a Google Plus post by Artem Russakovskii (Android Police), though, there might cause for renewed hope, with Android 5.1 rumoured to roll out in the next week or so.


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Rumour: The 2015 Nexus phone could be made by a Chinese manufacturer

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It’s a little early for Nexus season, but here we have a leak hinting at the next manufacturer to be handed the honour of creating the next Nexus handset. In the recent past, we had the Nexus 4 and 5 being built by LG, with the most recent Nexus 6 coming courtesy of Motorola. But now, according to a post by Darren phone chips on Weibo, the Chinese micro-blogging site, it appears that a Chinese manufacturer might be given the responsibility for the next Nexus handset.


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Nexus 6 listed as ‘coming soon’ on Verizon’s website

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The Google Nexus 6 smartphone has been available for over two months through carriers like T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T. However, the nation’s largest carrier, Verizon Wireless has been somewhat absent from the action. It seems like that could change over the coming weeks, with the smartphone going up on the carrier’s website with a “coming soon” sign.
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Google releases Android 5.0.2 factory images for Nexus 10 and 2013 Nexus 7

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Google has just posted Android 5.0.2 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 10 and 2013 Nexus 7. Until now, the only images that were available were for the 2012 Nexus 7. The build number on today’s images is the same as last month’s LRX22G. Google hasn’t posted any change log, but we aren’t expecting big changes in the new firmware.

The images are available on Google’s developer site and should begin to rollout over-the-air soon. If you don’t want to wait, however, you can check out our guide on installing factory images here, and download the image via the source link below. 

Source: Google Developers

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Android Lollipop afflicted with memory leak bug, but Google is working on a fix

android_lollipop_tweetLollipop is the latest and greatest version of Android from Google, but like all new software, there are a few bugs. The newest release has already had a few issues (that were promptly fixed) but now it looks like some Nexus devices are being bogged down with a memory leak on Android 5.0.1.

The issue causes the Android system to use up to over 1 GB of RAM instead of the typical 500 MB, so you’ll see tons of apps being force closed and home screen redraws. It’s not a devastating glitch, but it’s enough to be pretty annoying, especially if you like to use tons of apps at once. 
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