Many other devices are getting new software as well, so read on to find out if you should start hitting that update button. Each week we gather up all the major software updates for the biggest devices; phones tablets on U.S. carriers ( unlocked phones, of course), wearables, round them all up so you don’t miss a thing. Making sure your device installs the latest software is a good housekeeping practice, ensuring you have the latest features, close security holes, squash those pesky bugs.


Nexus 6: If you’re one of the few who were actually able to buy this, be on the lookout for Android 5.0.1. It’s a pretty minor bug fix update, but these smaller updates are usually important for fixing annoying bugs. You can also get the factory image directly from . Nexus 4: The Nexus 4 is still a pretty solid device. Fortunately hasn’t forgotten about it, as you’ll also see the 5.0.1 update if you’re holding on to ’s original Nexus phone.

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Moto G: Android 5.0.1 is headed your way also through an over-the-air update. If you’re adventurous, grab a ZIfile of the stock image for flashing yourself.

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G tch R: One of the best Android watches is among many slowly getting an update to Android 5.0.1. Android lice has compiled a list of ZIfiles where you can flash it yourself to several models, including the Moto 360, G tch, Samsung Gear ve. You’ll need ADB comm line knowledge, otherwise it’s best to wait for the OTA. It hasn’t hit my G tch yet, so you may have to prepare to be patient.


Galaxy Tab 4: The T337TUVU1BNK4 update offers stability improvements, so hopefully it will be a noticeably smoother ride for you. Galaxy S4: A pretty small update here, as M919UVUFNK2 adds Chinese language support. Galaxy Avant: The same with G386TUVU1ANK3 – also makes your phone Chinese language friendly.


Galaxy Note 4: If you’re thinking about grabbing a Gear VR, then look for update NK2. It adds in support for Samsung’s virtual reality headset, though doesn’t specify what functionality you may get from that.


Droid Turbo: No, you’re not getting llipop yet. ile Motorola is one of the best when it comes to Android updates, Verizon has more say on rollouts for the Droid line. So update 21.44.8 adds some stability fixes “prepares your device” for Advanced Calling 1.0, which lets you finally use voice data simultaneously. The preparatory update is nice all, but the real thing would be even better.