When it comes to Android Lollipop rollouts, majority of Nexus devices should have already had the dessert by now, though there might still be a few nooks and crannies where the latest version has yet to arrive. That said, there might already be a new update soon, coming to Nexus devices first of course. The Android Open Source Project has just seen a push to its code repository for build number LXR22C, which is set to become android-5.0.1-r1.
The full changelog isn’t out yet, but considering it is a maintenance release, we can expect just a few minor changes. It should also be noted, however, that what goes into AOSP isn’t always the final form of what gets released as OTA updates, though in the case of very minor updates, they usually come close. No word yet on when this update is expected to land, but it could very well before the year ends.
In the meantime, Android 5.0 itself is still making its way to OEM devices. After an initial rush of deployment, things have more or less slowed down. Those still waiting for the sugary sweets include Samsung, Sony, and HTC. The latter seems to be experiencing some problems in their HTC Advantage promise, as even the updates for the Google Play Edition of the HTC One M7 and M8 have been delayed again and again.
[UPDATE] That was fast! Google has just uploaded LRX22C factory images for at least three Nexus devices: the Nexus 9, the 2013 Nexus 7 (WiFi only), and the Nexus 10. It is perhaps no coincidence that only Nexus tablets have been updated. We’ll keep you posted on what this surprise Android 5.0.1 update brings to the table and when they will make their way to Nexus smartphones.