Google’s Nexus 4 is now receiving its much awaited Android 5.1 update

2012’s pure Android smartphone, the Google Nexus 4 has become the latest device to join the Android 5.1 league. This small update to the Lollipop version of Android is being doled out to it at the moment with an aim of quashing bugs and introducing some new features.

The LG-made Google Nexus 4 is getting the OTA download of Android 5.1 right now in the form of a 176MB package. The previous software build of the smartphone, named LRX22C, is being replaced with the new LMY47O build by the update.

Nexus 4

Apart from a number of small cosmetic changes and bug fixes, this Lollipop version also brings with it native support for HD Voice. Additionally, the new version of Android features a new Device Protection feature which doesn’t let a thief use your smartphone without your Google password even if they manage to factory reset it.

Also Read: Google Nexus 4 Review

The Nexus 4 was released back in 2012 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean onboard; so its journey has certainly been a long one. This device kicks in a 4.7-inch 768 x 1280 pixel display and runs on a 1.5GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. There’s an 8MP BSI camera sitting on its rear surface, apart from a 1.3MP front snapper.

Here’s a quick glance at the specs of the Google Nexus 4:

– Display: 4.7-inch, 768 x 1280 pixels
– OS: Android 5.0.1 Lollipop (upgradable to 5.1 Lollipop)
– CPU: 1.5GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 8GB/16GB storage options (not expandable)
– Camera: 8MP rear, 1.3MP front
– Battery: 2100mAh
– Dimensions: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
– Weight: 139gms

Nexus 4 Back

Those who are eager to flash their Google Nexus 4 handsets with the Android 5.1 update and still haven’t received a download notification can head over to this link (via Android Police) to grab the OTA file.