Impressions after updating to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for the Nexus 5

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We are about to discover the landing of Android 6.0 Marshmallow with all its news. The final presentation will take place on September 29 , on the occasion of the event that Google will hold , also to publicize its new Nexus 5 2015 and Nexus 6 2015 , but the truth is that at this time some teams have not received the package yet final firmware corresponding to Lollipop . At the beginning of this month of September, the Google company announced the launch of the update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for the Nexus 5, a data package that brings with it many fixes and patches related to computer security. In reality, we are not facing an update that will change the version number: Nexus 5 has already been running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for a long time . The updates that are being sent to the teams are additional packages, closely related to the new update policy that Google is applying , after the discovery of the Stagefright vulnerability .

Already in August, the Google company presented an update to Android 5.1.1 build for the Nexus 5 and the rest of the equipment in its catalog. It was a data package that solved the problem with Stagefright , but this generated new incidents for users. The fact is that in this month of September, Nexus 5 users can expect another update. It is a b uild for Android 5.1.1 Lollipop that is available via FOTA (Firmware Over The Air) or over the air, although for now it has only reached users in the United States . It is likely that in the coming days it will also arrive for the rest of the markets.


How is the update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop of September

This will, in all likelihood, be the last update to arrive before Android 6.0 Marshmallow . We know that it is a small package, only 16 MB , which means that the download will be very fast. The installation may take a little longer, depending on the number of applications you have on your Nexus 5 , as each and every one of them must be optimized during the process. Connected to a fast WiFi network , downloading and installing shouldn't take more than 20 minutes of your time . Regarding its features, we cannot talk about new functionalities, but we can talk about many correctionsthat should solve the majority of vulnerabilities that the computer may have.

Does it bring added problems?

Not at the beginning. It is not surprising that these types of updates come with bread under their arm: problems and more problems that can seriously affect the performance of the equipment . In this case, after having tried all the functions, it seems that there are no incidents on board. The applications work correctly, although if you detect any problem in this regard (apps like Chrome or Twitter usually experience failures), it is best to update the applications and if the procedure does not work, uninstall and install them again. Neither have connectivity problems been detected (both Bluetooth and WiFi ), nor an excessive drain of the battery, as happened on other occasions. If you experience some type of failure of these characteristics and try the usual solutions (review the applications, update them, uninstall them, do a factory reset ...) and you do not get everything to work as before, perhaps it would be interesting to wait a few more days : Android 6.0 Marshmallow is just around the corner. It shouldn't be long in coming.