About a month after releasing Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has released the source code for Android 5.0.1. It’s a minor update that appears to be mostly aimed at fixing bugs in the initial release.
There are also new factory images for the Google Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013), and Nexus 10 tablets.
Google hasn’t said much about what’s new in the latest version of Android, but folks at xda-developers, Android Police, and Ars Technica have dug into the code a bit and found that it fixes a few bugs including one that could have caused unexpected factory resets on some devices and another affecting video playback problems on the Nexus 7.
If there’s a new factory image for your device you can download and install it manually using Google’s Android developer tools. Or you can wait for the company to roll out an over-the-air update (or for custom ROM builders to incorporate the latest code into their software).
Just don’t expect any new features or dramatic changes in performance: Android 5.0.1 appears to be a pretty minor update that doesn’t even touch many of the bugs that have been discovered since Android 5.0 was released in November.