After being caught blocking Over-The-Air updates to all Nexus devices – even ones not purchased from them – Telstra has seemingly performed a backpedal, and is now allowing updates – at least the recently released Android 5.0.1 update anyway.
A number of Ausdroid readers (Adrian, Lester, John, Shano plus many, many more) are reporting that they are now receiving the prompt to download and install the Android 5.0.1 update. Apparently starting yesterday, many users were met with the prompt below advising them that the update was now available.
The majority of these users are reporting that they have side-loaded or flashed the Android 5.0 factory image on their Nexus 5 previously after Telstra blocked their original OTA, so it’s not certain if that particular issue has been resolved. At this stage too, it appears that only Nexus 5 owners are reporting the update has been received so we’re unsure about Nexus 4 owners who also seem to have been blocked by Telstra from receiving their update despite never having sold the handset.
We’ve contacted Telstra to ask for an update on the Nexus OTA update situation for the Nexus 4, 5 and now it’s on-sale the Nexus 6, but we’re still waiting for an official comment and will update as soon as we have something.