Download: Android 5.0 “Lollipop” OTA Update for Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Nexus 4 (Updated)

The Android 5.0 “Lollipop” over-the-air (OTA) updates are starting to arrive to more and more devices, which means that we are finally starting to capture some of the .zip files that can be shared with you for manual updating on your Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013 and 2012), Nexus 4, and Nexus 10.

As a reminder, Google rolls out updates in stages, so that they can catch bugs and make sure the process isn’t destroying millions of devices. Assuming the updates go well, they begin to update additional batches of devices each day. But, if you have a .zip file directly from Google for your particular device, you can manually update in a couple of steps (without root).

Each time a new OTA update rolls out for the Nexus line, we have made it a habit of putting them all together for you in a simple list, along with instructions. With Lollipop, things haven’t changed.  (more…)

Android 5.0 “Lollipop” Factory Images Posted for Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10

Android 5.0 “Lollipop factory images are now available for the Nexus 5 (LRX21O), Nexus 7 (2012 WiFi, LRX21P), Nexus 7 (2013 WiFi, LRX21P), and the Nexus 10 (LRX21P). We also have a new set of images for the Nexus 9 (LRX21Q).

We are still waiting for the Nexus 6 images to appear, along with Nexus 4 and mobile versions of the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7. Those mobile versions could be a while, but we aren’t sure what’s up with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 6.

Download them below! If you need instructions on how to flash these files, check out this factory image tutorial(more…)

Nexus 5 Getting Android 5.0 Update “LRX21O” Today

According to Sprint’s support community, the Nexus 5 is getting its update to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” starting today. The build will rollout in “batches” as build LRX210.

If that’s the case, then don’t be surprised if factory images arrive as well.

Be on the lookout! If you own a Nexus 5, feel free to check for the update we have all been waiting for.  (more…)

Yes! The “Clear All” Notifications Button has Returned in the Latest Android 5.0 Build

That’s right, in the latest Android 5.0 “Lollipop” preview build that went live today, Google brought back the “clear all” notifications button. If you weren’t running either of the previous Android L previews, then you likely do not care at all. However, if you did, you already realize how big of a deal this is. Having to individually clear away 10+ notifications after not looking at your phone for a lengthy period of time is not fun.

Thank you, Google. Thank you for bringing it back.

History of Nexus Phone Pricing – Why the High Price for the Nexus 6?

You are standing in a carrier store, staring at a mystery phone on a shelf that sits next to the Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3. Like those phones, it has top tier specs, including a 6-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 13MP camera with optical image stabilization, premium metal build, and is made by Motorola. It looks gorgeous and feels amazing in hand, even for a big device. Those other phones cost anywhere from $599 to $825 without a contract (depending on the carrier), or between $199 and $299 with one. After toying with all three phones for a few minutes, you decide that the mystery Motorola device might be the phone for you. So how much are you willing to pay for it? What if I told you that it was $649 without a contract? Would you be offended by that?  (more…)