Despite its relatively powerful internals, Google decided against updating the Nexus 4 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. On surface, Marshmallow any major new feature, but it does seem to fix the numerous bugs that were present in Lollipop that greatly help in improving the overall experience.
Google Nexus 4: Specs, Apps, News & Reviews
Google may have only just made Android 5.0.2 available for its Nexus devices, but it seems the company is already close to launching Android 5.1. The update is now shipping on select Android One handsets in Indonesia, and expected soon for Nexus smartphones and tablets.
Whoa there! We’re not talking a spec-biased rundown of the six most highly specified Android phones at the moment – just watch the front page of Android Beat to see the usual candidates and their successors fly past. What I’m tackling here is a rundown of the most significant Android-powered phones… ever. OK, since 2008 or so, when Android as an OS started to get cranked into action. Without the six landmark phones here, I contend, the Android world would look rather different today.
For owners of the Nexus 6 and Nexus 4, especially those who love to get their digits on new factory images, the wait for the latest build of Android 5.0 is over.
On November 13, Google officially published the Android 5.0 factory images for the Nexus 5, 7 and 10. While the Nexus 4 was initially left out of the party, the older Nexus handset is finally joining the Lollipop army.
Google started rolling out the Lollipop OTA and uploaded the factory images for all Nexus handsets, except for the Nexus 4. One of the Android engineers at Google, Sascha Prüter, today posted on Google+ that the Lollipop update for the Nexus 4 has been “locked and loaded.”
Google has just released the final Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for some its previous generation of Nexus devices except the Nexus 4 and 3G variants of the Nexus 7. The company has also started rolling out the OTA updates for these devices but they can take up to a month to land on your device.
The Nexus 6 is a beast of a handset (or phablet) by all means. It sports some impressive next-gen specs that can rival even the likes of the Note 4, LG G3 and other high-end Droids on the market.
If you are a Nexus or a Google Play edition device owner, you must be waiting impatiently for that Android 5.0 Lollipop update to arrive.
Well the good news is that Google will be upgrading all the recent Nexus and GPe devices, including the Nexus 4 and the 2012 variant of the Nexus 7, to the latest version of Android.