IT Blogwatch: BYOD and shiny toys

Android 5.0.1 download NOW for Google Nexus 4/6 and Moto G

Patched Lollipop for your plastic pal fixes bugs, saves battery (we hope)

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IT Blogwatch: BYOD and shiny toys

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We want to download Android 5.0.1. Google can bring it for most Nexus devices and the Moto G.

But for Nexus 5 owners, the only thing we feel is pain, caused by the absence of patch. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers have never danced like this before.

Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment.

"Milky" Chance Miller wants you by his side... [I have a bad feeling about this -Ed.]

Google has posted the factory images for Android 5.0.1 on the Nexus 6 and Nexus 4.

We should expect to see over-the-air updates begin to rollout.  MORE that Alex Wagner never feels alone again:

Good news, Nexus fans! ... The images bring the phones up to build LRX22C, just like the 5.0.1 images for Nexus tablets that we saw earlier this month.

if you’d rather not wait for the OTA push, you can flash these factory images to your N6 or N4 right now. To do so, you’ll need to be comfortable with things like terminals, adb tools and having all of the content on your phone erased.  MORE

Brandon Morgan has always been so kind, but now...

Android 5.0 Lollipop was supposed to be an impressive operating system update, but has turned into a bit of a mess. ... Google has been working furiously to pump out updates...but the bugs and issues just keep on cropping up.

The biggest issue currently being encountered is that of the dialer not properly functioning. ... on some occasions the users are reporting a call failing to go through at all due to lag.

[It's] just one more to add to the ever-growing list of issues following Android 5.0.  MORE

...Juan Carlos Torres brought you away from me: [I wish you'd go away -Ed.]

This maintenance now available [but] strangely, no image is up for the Nexus 5, and Google continues to be rather silent about this particular release. ... No changelog yet.

As a bonus, owners of the Google Play Edition of the Moto G are also getting an update.

The OTA updates have also started rolling out to these devices. If you're...adventurous, you can also download the OTA file and sideload it.  MORE

Wait. Sideload a random OTA? Slobodan Simic hopes they didn't get your mind: [You're fired -Ed.]

Or you could make yourself a nice hot cocoa and read a good book instead.  MORE

And Finally: Today's Earworm…
Milky Chance - Stolen Dance

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