Users waiting for Android 5.0 Lollipop update are in for a surprise, Google has now released Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for Nexus 7 WiFi. Nexus devices are always the first in line to receive the firmware updates, so it came to know ones surprise that they were the first device to receive yet another firmware update. Although, the thing that surprised us all was the fact that Google released Android 5.0.2 update just a week from Android 5.0.1 update.
Google released Android 5.0 Lollipop update back in November and ever since its release, it has been a great success. Developers and normal users alike, have appreciated the new UI and features that Lollipop brought to the devices. Android 5.0 Lollipop update brought the all new firmware to the device with tons of new cool features such as a new Material design and Android 5.0.1 was released a couple of weeks later to fix bugs in the previous release. Android 5.0.2 update is no different, this update has been released to address some issues such as MountService, Fstrim and slow NAND.
MountService should now start before performBootDexOpt. Fstrim, a maintenance mechanism, which was introduced in the KitKat update was experiencing some problems in Lollipop update. Users were reporting that the it was not being triggered properly, hence causing the device to slow down. Also, Nexus 7 (2012) has a slow NAND storage. The Android 5.0.2 Lollipop For Nexus 7 WiFi will fix this slow NAND problem, thereby boosting the device performance.
The Mountain View company, Google, hasn’t released any changelog for this update. So, we are not sure as to what more this update might bring to the Nexus 7 WiFi device. The Factory Images “nakasi” for Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi) can be downloaded from the Android developer page or here’s a direct link to the update. The new Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for Nexus 7 WiFi has firmware build number LRX22G and the overall size of the update is around 371 MB.
The Android 5.0.2 update will be released in form of an OTA (Over-The-Air) update which means it will take some time to arrive on all the devices. In case you don’t want to wait for the update to arrive automatically on your device, you can download the update and use ADB Sideload to install the update manually on your device. But we should mention that using ADB Sideload to install Android 5.0.2 on your Nexus 7 WiFi might wipe your internal data. So, you should take a backup before you try to install the update manually. Although, you can prevent data wiping by removing the -w from the flash-all.bat script. But, still you should have a backup, just in case.
Users on XDA have been very impressed with the new firmware update. According to them, this new Android 5.0.2 update has made their Nexus 7 WiFi smoother than ever. Since the update has been just released, we will have to wait for some time to see if this update brings any drastic improvements. For now, the Android 5.0.2 update is only available on Nexus 7 WiFi device. But we expect the update to be released for other Nexus family device soon.
Have anyone of you received the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Nexus 7 WiFi ? Please review the update for us. Does this update actually bring performance improvements or is it a placebo effect?