Google has officially announced about the rolling out of latest Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware update for its Nexus series of smartphones and tablets. Google has also released a minor bug fix update to its recently released Nexus 6 smartphones and Nexus 9 tablets.
Google’s Android department first tweeted about the rollout of Android Lollipop update to its “Nexus Devices” and hasn’t mentioned the model names of those devices. But, when stumbling upon Google’s product forums, we found out the devices’ list that shows Nexus 5, Nexus 7 Wi-Fi model (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 tablets.
If you have a 3G/LTE version of the Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) tablet or Google Nexus 4 smartphone, you should have to wait for a few more days as the Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update to these devices hasn’t begun yet.
According to Android Engineer Dan Morrill, Google releases firmware updates to only 1 percent of the total devices in the market for first 24-48 hours. After checking the return rates and check ins, the next phase will be having 25% of the device in its radar and then 50% to 100% in upcoming weeks. And, most importantly, these percentages of devices are being selected randomly by the firmware update servers. So, it’s better to check for the available manual software update option in your smartphone/tablet settings only once, instead of bashing the button again and again. If your device gets selected by the server (randomly), then you will get the notification soon. Else, you should have to wait for the notification alert.
Surprisingly, Motorola has ruined the glory of Google Nexus series by rolling out latest Android 5.0 firmware update to its Moto X 2014 Pure Edition and Moto G (GSM US, Global GSM version sold in the US) smartphones to crowned as the first smartphone-maker to release the Lollipop update. LG G3 is set to receive the same Lollipop treat in coming days. Stay tuned for more updates.
— Android (@Android) November 12, 2014
- Android 5.0 Lollipop’s Google Keyboard for 4.0+ ICS smartphones [download apk].
- Download Android Lollipop’s default texting app Google Messenger from Google Play Store.
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