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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from Sprint gets OTA to Android 5.1

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from Sprint is getting an OTA to Lollipop today. The device has not been forgotten (yet) and it is joining many others in the Android 5.1 club. The device was already running on 5.0, so this will not be a monumental change, but a good one nonetheless.

 

Galaxy note Edge

 

 

Sprint does not provide a very helpful changelog, but it does mention the Android 5.1 update and some bug fixes. This is supposed to include the known fixes other devices have already received. The OTA brings Galaxy Note Edge to version N915PVPU4COFE, and it may take a few days for it to reach all devices.

 

Keep in mind that, if you made any software changes to your curved edge Samsung device, the update will fail and you will need to bring your device to a stock Android version to be able to properly update.

 

Source: Sprint

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Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi gets update to Android 5.1

If you have a Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi, you should check that Update button now, since you may get a prompt to upgrade to Android 5.1. This follows yesterday’s announcement, when Nexus 7 LTE got an OTA as well.

 

Nexus 7

 

This update brings the device to build LMY470, the same as the LTE model. The update itself measures 170 MB. Just in case the update has not reached your Nexus yet, below you can find the OTA file manual download link you can use to manual sideload.

Download link:

Razor LMY470 from LRX22G

 

Source: AndroidPolice

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Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition gets OTA to Android 5.1

Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition is getting its update to Android 5.1. If you own such a device you’d better check it for updates or update confirmations now, you may be in for a surprise. The OTA is rolling out in stages, as usual, but you can manually check for it if you are an impatient soul. You can also download and manually flash the OTA via this article’s source link.

 

Moto G Google Play

 

This update brings Moto X Play Edition to build number LMY47M and the update itself is 171 MB. You will be getting the stock Android experience from Google with this update, so keep that in mind as well.

Source: AndroidPolice, OTA ZIP file

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Google revealed Android 5.1 on Android One devices in Asia

Google quietly revealed the Android 5.1. update by bringing it to the Android One, its cohesive platform for developing markets. Prior to this update, the most recent version of Android available was 5.0.2 and it mostly reached Nexus tablets and smartphones.

 

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Google is not saying what actual changes are being made but among the reported changes are an improved battery, restoration of a true silent mode that was missing in the first Android 5.0 update, better RAM management and updated Material Design with an updated color choice. Android Police reports suggest that the update is already rolling out in some Android One markets (Indonesia is first).

Source: The Verge