Update: the problem of updating Android was solved by switching from a desktop to a laptop.
Same OS (Ubuntu 16.04), same USB cable. The only diff is the kernel version, 4.15 vs 4.4, and a slightly newer h/w.
Funny, isn't it?
I installed the update, and now on-screen keyboard seems larger, for example covering the bottom controls in terminal, covering parts of the password screen. Would it be a good idea to reinstall the apps?
EDIT: I found a workaround:
gsettings set com.canonical.keyboard.maliit disable-height false
Still, the keyboard height seems too large for Nexus 5's screen.
This better be fixed asap, because it may be applicable to MS skype for business (dozens of millions of corporate users) and who knows what other systems.
[...] it is not customary to use language like '[t]his better be fixed asap', unless you are willing to put in the work yourself. And sorry, lack of skills is no excuse in this instance.
I though that the purpose of this open source project was to expand horizons, offer a viable alternative and attract people. However, your attitude doesn't seem in sync with those.
All I wanted is to try to contribute by sharing my observations to raise awareness of a potential bug. Do you at least have enough skills to find out if the issue is known?
"just one more thing"
which should be renamed to "Beware: No incoming calls from Skype". Known issue?