Users of Google’s two-year old Nexus 4 handset would be delighted to know that the search giant has continually provide update and support for the aging handset with the latest Android 5.1 (Lollipop) update. Users of the Nexus 4 should be getting the latest update via OTA right now or has already been notified that an update is ready to install into the handset.
The update comes in about 174.5 MB in size and brings with it the latest bug fixes, system and performance updates which includes some improvements such as the new quick-settings menu, improvements with Interruption options within the Priority Profile settings which allows users to manages notifications from system and other apps, tweaks and performance improvements from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi settings, clearer voice quality with the new HD voice feature.
In case of stolen or missing device, the new update brings the new Device Protection features to the Nexus 4 which requires an owner or registered user credentials when trying to factory reset the device. This has added a new layer of security for any stolen device especially when the handset falls into the wrong hands.
Usually, the Nexus 4 is configured to automatically check for updates from the Google server but in some cases where the user had the feature disabled, users can manually check for update by going to Settings > About Device > Software Update.