Originally Posted by BaumerS4
How does Sprint roll out updates for the N5? Is it just through profile updates? Buying from the Play Store, I will never receive an OTA from Sprint, right?
Sprint submits the changes they want to Google and Google incorporates it into their Android updates. LG and Sprint had long ago fixed whatever their issue was with the Spark update rolled out for the LG G2 in late jan/early feb so it's mainly up to Google now to push the update.
As the Nexus 5 is not native to Sprint and is basically the phone for the entire North American region, Google will not push an update just for one specific carrier. Thus we Nexus 5 users on Sprint have waited over 5 months for the next Google Android update which will enable B26/ B41 (aka Spark).
p.s. Availability of band 25 PCS 1900 LTE tends to screw with non Spark updated phones.