The Nexus 6 hasn’t received Android 5.0.2 Lollipop yet, most likely because the release was intended to fix bugs and issues users of the Nexus 7 have encountered. That being said, the state of the Nexus 6 Android update is unclear at the moment. We tried gaining some insight about how Google is proceeding with the Lollipop rollout for the Nexus 6 and why it has been delaying an OTA release.
There are many rumors flying around about the memory leak issues many have reported on the Android issue tracker. The issue itself is marked as fixed, ready for a future release. That prompts us to think that maybe Android 5.0.3 Lollipop will hold the key to fixing the app-crashing, annoying memory leak we’ve come across in the software. The Nexus 6, as well as the Nexus 5, have been left out of the official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop rollout, which means that either they will get the OTA soon or owners of the devices will have to be patient for the next update to show its face.
The most likely development, in our minds, is that Google will skip deploying Android 5.0.2 to the Nexus 6 and Nexus 5, and develop version 5.0.3 instead. Since both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 work pretty nicely following the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update, there shouldn’t be too many issues until the fresh update hits. Since Google hasn’t officially disclosed any information regarding 5.0.3, take these speculations with a grain of salt.
Most people would rather wait for a stable version of the Nexus 6 Android Lollipop to hit, instead of receiving a rushed update that creates more problems than it fixes. Most Nexus 6 users are content with the way in which Lollipop works on their smartphone and don’t have many complaints to make, aside from the memory leak bug affecting performance and user interaction. That’s the only major problem that needs fixing and that’s probably why a scenario where Android 5.0.3 Lollipop is sent out to the Nexus 6 instead of an older version would be more plausible.