Google Posts Android 5.1 “LMY47I” Factory Images For Nexus 5 and Nexus 6

Update March 25:  Google added Android 5.1 (LMY47I) images for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. I think it’s safe to say that if there are many changes, they’ll be incredibly minor. This is still Android 5.1, not 5.1.1 or something else.


The first batch of Android 5.1 factory images are now available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 (2012).

You will find links to all below. We will update this post as we have more.  (more…)

Google Adds “On-Body Detection” to Smart Lock in Android 5.1

Smart Lock is arguably the best new feature in Android “Lollipop.” With a secure lock screen set, Google gives you a number of options in Smart Lock to keep your phone or tablet quickly unlockable when the device is near you, but can forcibly lock it when you step away from it or should you leave it behind. In the latest update to Android 5.1, Google added yet another option called On-body detection(more…)

Download: Android 5.1 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated)

Update 4/14:  Added Nexus 7 (2013) LTE and some others that were missing.

Update 4/13:  Nexus 4 LMY47O OTA .zip has been added below.


Now that Android 5.1 has begun rolling out, we are starting to capture over-the-air (OTA) .zip files for you to sideload should you not feel like waiting for the update to hit your device. The first to arrive is for the Nexus 5, but we wouldn’t be surprised if either Nexus 7 or the Nexus 10 or the Nexus 6 weren’t far behind.

As we continue to receive new file URLs that are direct downloads from Google, we will continue to update this post.  (more…)

Android 5.1 Factory Images Available for Nexus Devices (Updated)

Update April 14:  Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi and LTE models, along with the Nexus 4 are now available.

Update April 8:  Google added Android 5.1 (LMY47D) images for the Nexus 7 2012 “Mobile.”

Updated March 25:  Google added Android 5.1 (LMY47I) images for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6.

Updated March 20:  Google added the Android 5.1 (LMY47D) image for the Nexus Player.

Updated March 17: Google just added a new Android 5.1 factory image for the Nexus 6 as build LMY47E.

Updated March 12:  Nexus 6 factory images added.


The first batch of Android 5.1 factory images are now available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 (2012).

You will find links to all below. We will update this post as we have more.  (more…)

Google’s Wireless Service May Only Work With the Nexus 6 Initially

According to the Wall Street Journal, if Google’s now-confirmed wireless service launches in the near future, maybe by the end of this month, it will only work with the Nexus 6. That limitation may not be forever, but at the initial launch, you may not want to get your hopes up over the idea that any unlocked phone, even your Nexus 5, will work with the hybrid mobile-to-WiFi network.  (more…)

Nexus 5 16GB and 32GB in Black Back and In-Stock on Google Play

The Nexus 5, a phone whose life may come to an end on March 31, is back in-stock on Google Play in black and with either 16GB or 32GB of storage. This is arguably still one of the best (if not the best) phone deals around. For just $349, you can get an unlocked phone with 16GB of storage that receives swift Android updates and works on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint networks here in the US. For another $50, you can double the storage to 32GB.

We love the Nexus 5. Sure, it’s camera and battery life aren’t great, but the value, in-hand feel, look, and performance is about as good as it gets. Be sure to read our Nexus 5 review if you haven’t. (more…)

Download: Android 5.0.2 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated: Nexus 10)

Updated 1/20:  Nexus 10 link added.

Now that Android 5.0.2 factory images have been posted for more devices (Nexus 7 2013 and Nexus 10) and over-the-air (OTA) updates are starting to rollout, it’s about time that we give you a post to bookmark that will continue to be updated. So even as the update hits the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and other Nexus tablets or phones, we will update this post.  (more…)