Google Begins Rolling Out Android For Older Nexus Units

Google Starts Rolling Out Android 5.0 For Older Nexus Devices

Excellent news! After a couple of delays brought on by final-second battery bugs, Google is now rolling out Android (aka Lollipop) to lots of its beforehand launched Nexus units. Beginning at this time, customers of the Nexus four, 5, 7, and 10 ought to begin seeing Lollipop hit their handsets.

The not-so-excellent news: It’s rolling out in waves, and Google is being a bit obscure about how lengthy the rollout may take. They’ve been recognized to unfold rollouts out by as a lot as three weeks prior to now.

In case you’ve missed it, Android Lollipop brings all types of latest tips to the combination: an entire new look referred to as “Materials,” an on-the-fly visitor consumer mode, a brand new app switcher, large battery life enhancements, and a a lot improved notifications system. Take a look at our full assessment of Lollipop proper over right here.

Annoyingly, popping into your system settings and pounding that “examine for replace” button gained’t essentially assist with this one. Until Google has given your particular person gadget the inexperienced mild, it’ll simply say you’re already up-to-date.

On the upside, Google has simply launched the manufacturing unit pictures for the Nexus 5, 7 , 9 and 10 (word: no phrase on the Nexus four pictures but) — so in the event you’re feeling a bit hacky and know your approach across the Android SDK, you possibly can skip the queue and flash to your self with these directions.

#AndroidLollipop rollout has began and can quickly be out there on most #Nexus units. Dessert is served.

— Android (@Android) November 12, 2014