Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA files now available -- here's how you can update
After releasing Android 5.0.2 Lollipop factory images for the 2013 and 2012 Wi-Fi Nexus 7, Google is now rolling out the latest version of Android for the two 7-inch tablets via an over-the-air (OTA) update.
Google has yet to provide an official changelog for Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, but from the AOSP commits we can tell that there are only a couple of noteworthy changes made since Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. The biggest one is related to TRIM functionality, which should lead to noticeable improvements in performance.
After the update, which I performed using the factory image, my 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7 started performing better, with fewer slowdowns and less stuttering. That said, it still feels like there is lots of room for improvement. (For more on what Android 5.0.2 Lollipop brings to the table, check out this article.)
As always, the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA files for the 2013 and 2012 Wi-Fi Nexus 7 tablets are available to download from Google's servers. Here are the download links:
- 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7 (only from Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, build number LRX22C).
- 2012 Wi-Fi Nexus 7 (only from Android 5.0 Lollipop, build number LRX21P).
- 2012 Nexus 10 (only from Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, build number LRX22C).
Now that you have the OTA file for your Nexus tablet, you can proceed to applying the update. You can do that by following the instructions in this detailed how-to guide, which explains all the steps that you need to take and all the tools that you need to get the job done.
As soon as more OTA update files are available, I will update this article with the download links.
Update 1: Nexus 10 OTA download link added. Thanks, Hurricane Andrew!