It seems that Android 5.0 has just arrived yesterday for some of us, while the rest of us are still waiting for our first taste of Lollipop. In the mean time, Google is already gearing up for Android 5.0.1.
Judging by the numbering, Android 5.0.1 will only be a minor update for Android’s latest mobile operating system. We will most likely see some bug fixes and stability improvements when the new update hits our devices. There are some reports that state that this new update will bring some more functionality to video recording, with slow and fast motion recording touted as possibilities.
The 5.0.1 update was first spotted early this month when the new build surfaced on the Android Open Source Project, with the annotation LRX22C. Google then released factory images for 5.0.1 for the Nexus line of devices, starting with the Nexus 7, 9 and 10 tablets. This was followed by factory images for the smartphones Nexus 4, 5 and 6.
Other OEM’s have now taken up the baton and have made their plans for Android 5.0.1. known. Motorola is leading the charge with updates quickly rolled out to both generations of the Moto G, as early as mid December. Samsung is also keen to bring Android 5.0.1 to its devices, so much so it might skip Android 5.0 altogether. For now, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A has already received the 5.0 update so Samsung is working on the 5.0.1 firmware in the meantime. As for the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, it seems that both these devices will directly receive the 5.0.1 update. In fact, Samsung seems to be some way along with the update as there has already been preview videos for the S5 LTE-A and Note 4.