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Google Already Rolling Out Android 5.0.2 to 2012 Nexus 7

It’s been less than two months since Android 5.0 made its public debut, and already Google is rolling out its second patch. An Android 5.0.2 factory image has just been made available for the 2012 Nexus 7, fixing a number of issues that have been plaguing users since Lollipop first arrived.
The new release comes with the “LRX22G” build number, and it replaces the Android 5.0.1 patch for the 2012 Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi). It includes both the changes made in that release, as well as some other welcome bug fixes.

“Most of these are adjustments in the kernel and startup scripts to boost CPU activity and maintain a bit higher performance,” Android Police reports. “There has also been another fairly significant update to fstrim, the process responsible for pruning the filesystem of unused blocks to prevent lag when attempting to write to a location in NAND storage containing outdated data.”

Google has also addressed an issue with AlarmManager, a process responsible for waking the device when apps and services need to perform different activities.

If you’ve been experiencing strange issues with your 2012 Nexus 7 since upgrading to Lollipop, then you’ll want to get your hands on this release as soon as possible. It’s only available as a factory image for now, so you’ll need to flash it manually, but we expect the over-the-air release to come soon.

We also expect Android 5.0.2 to be made available to other Nexus devices in the coming days and weeks.