When it comes to updates the familiar saying “it never rains, but it pours” comes to mind. It was only a few hours ago that it was reported that the Google Nexus 5 was expecting to get the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update begin rolling out. However, at the time this was only for Sprint customers. This seemed strange as the Nexus 5 factory images have not yet been made available to download. Compared to all the other Nexus devices, the Nexus 5 seemed to be taking its time. Well, as I said, it never rains but it pours and reports are now coming in that the Nexus 5 on T-Mobile will also start receiving its OTA Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update today.
Yes, a post has gone live on the T-Mobile software update page which clearly states that starting today (December 15th) the Android 5.0.1 update will begin rolling out. Similar to what was reported early with Sprint, if you are a T-Mobile customer then you should not expect that you will definitely receive the update today. These things take time to roll out and it may be a couple of days before you do see the update landing. To add to this, the T-Mobile software and update page is also listening that the T-Mobile Google Nexus 6 will also begin seeing its Android 5.0.1 update rolling out today. Similar to the Nexus 5 you should not expect it to land today, but just know that it is en-route and you will have the update sooner rather than later.
Both updates will bring the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 up to build number, LRX22C. This is the same build we are generally seeing for all the Android 5.0.1 updates. Again, nothing too special is expected in this update beyond performance and bug issues, but that said, an update is an update. If you are running either of the two Nexus devices listed and have seen the update already hitting your device, then leave a message and let us know. With both T-Mobile and Sprint announcing the update for the Nexus 5 landing today, it is probably a safe bet to assume the other carriers (and the factory image) will not be too far behind.