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Nexus 4 Receiving Android 5.1 Lollipop Now

News by Luke Jones on Tuesday April 14, 2015.

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We find it pretty impressive that Google updated the Nexus 4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop back in November, after-all the handset is nearly three years old. Of course, one of the perks of the stock Android Nexus smartphones is that they are Google's babies and always first in line for new Android builds. The same goes for the Android 5.1 Lollipop roll out, which is now making its way to the aging LG built Nexus 4.

As you probably know by now, Android 5.1 is only an incremental upgrade over the seismic leap that was Android 5.0. The download brings with it performance enhancements and of course obligatory bug squashes. On top of that Lollipop now gets a new Device Protection feature, a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connections toggle in the quick settings pane, and some smoother graphics.

The Nexus 4 has been with us since way back in 2012, when it launched boasting Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The smartphone world has come a long way since then, but the Nexus 4 has no problems running Android 5.0 Lollipop. This 5.1 file weighs in at 174MB, which is small enough to pull over the air via data connection, but considering there is only 3G (no LTE) on the Nexus 4, we still recommend hooking up to a Wi-Fi connection first.

What do you guys think, is the Nexus 4 the oldest device rocking Android Lollipop?

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