In that report, I promised to share my personal experience with the device after this update. Last night, I received Lollipop 5.1 update (build LMY47D) through OTA (between I did wanted to receive it through OTA, to be able to share fair review) and as you can guess, I went for it.
After using it for about 5-6 hours, now I’m ready to share my review.
Nexus 7 (2012) on Lollipop 5.1 Review
Luckily my device wasn’t bricked and now I hate Google for that. I seriously wanted to join you people (those who got their device bricked).
I hope you’re not jealous and here to read what changes this fresh update brought.
Performance – This is the first thing that even I was complaining. My tablet was never the same after it updated on Lollipop 5.0.2 earlier. The result, I had to cut down total number of apps and games installed to half, to make sure it at least let me check my emails and feeds.
After this minor update, I didn’t notice any major improvement but still there were minor improvements. And, to be honest, I’m happy with that, as something is better than nothing.
At least, now I can run 4-5 apps together and switch between them. Although launching an app does take 1-2 seconds every time which is still a void to fill.
Nexus 7 Brick issue – When I turned off and turned back the device on, then it manage to pass the Google logo. So, I didn’t experience any brick issue.
Battery Life – After this makeover, the device managed to offer me slightly better battery life, all due to improved performance and bug fixes.
If you wish to know every minor feature that is introduced with this 5.1 update to Nexus devices, then you can find it over official Android blog here.
But I wanted to cover just the performance issue which I was personally circled with.
Now with this new OS build, it isn’t satisfying completely as I was expecting more, but my old gadget still managed to offer me slightly improved experience.
And I do feel like going for the downgrade. Yeah, back to KitKat 4.4.4.
What’s at your side after this update?