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Android 5.0.1 is on its way. Image: Google

Android 5.0.1 is on its way. Image: Google

Android 5.0.1 has been available for over a week for a number Nexus devices — but only if you were willing to download the factory images and flash them manually. Now Google’s rolling out its latest Lollipop update — which brings improved stability and performance — over the air.

Android 5.0 is already old news. Image: Google

Android 5.0 is already old news. Image: Google

Google has rolled out its latest Android 5.0.1 factory images for the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 6, just a week after they first became available for select Nexus tablets. Those who don’t want to wait for the software to arrive over-the-air can download it now for manual flashing.

A new Lollipop release is already available. Image: Cult of Android

A new Lollipop release is already available. Image: Cult of Android

Many of Google’s Nexus devices have only just gotten their Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrades, and already the search giant is making Android 5.0.1 factory images available to download. The updates should soon be rolled out over-the-air to more recent Nexus devices, but those who know how to can flash them manually right away.

Android L on the Nexus 5. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Android L on the Nexus 5. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Can’t wait to get your hands on Android 5.0 Lollipop? You’re not the only one. But if you’re a Nexus 4 owner, you don’t have to wait. An unofficial Lollipop ROM is already available for the device, and almost everything works as it should.

Lollipop is well worth looking forward to. Image: Google

Lollipop is well worth looking forward to. Image: Google

Both the first- and second-generation Nexus 7s and the Nexus 10 are to get an Android 5.0 Lollipop update on November 3 — the same day the software debuts on the new Nexus 9 — according to sources familiar with Google’s plans. The search giant appears to be focusing on Wi-Fi only devices first, before bringing Lollipop to the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5.

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