Google publishes free Android 5.0 Lollipop Quick Start Guide

by: Matthew BensonNovember 10, 2014

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This just in, we have potential names for the next few Android builds: Huckle Berry and Rye (alas Cherry is a no-go). All kidding aside, Android 5.0 is more than just a barbershop haircut, it’s the latest and greatest build of Google’s ever-evolving OS. Although the new Material Design interface has been made available to existing users in a piecemeal-fashion via specific apps, the full-blown experience is something to behold.

While the world eagerly awaits a taste, things are a bit easier now that the Play Store has an official Android Quick Start Guide for Lollipop. The free digital publication — which has already received some negative reviews from Play commentators who feel it’s too basic — is available globally, and covers the new OS as it appears on Nexus and Google Play Edition devices.

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Experienced Android users will probably end up bypassing this eBook entirely, but please consider downloading it for any new family member, friend, or co-worker who may be new to the dessert case, or contemplating buying their very first smartphone in the near future. It’s always nice when a company (or at least its development staff) care enough to try and offer its customers a hand in navigating a brave new world, let alone a 62 page offering like this one. You might also consider giving it a quick glance-through while waiting for the Nexus 6 to reappear.

Remember to check back with Android Authority often to keep up-to-date with the latest Lollipop news.

  • Marc

    It would be great if they stop giving us ebooks and just push the ota update for my nexus 5 please and thank you.

    • pritish

      And that engineers at motorola get a reason to get their ass to work and hit my moto g an update

    • crutchcorn

      THank you, now everyone else can not comment. This summarized everything.

      • jacob martinez

        Don’t forget Samsung. ( ._.)/

        • crutchcorn

          meh. TW is still TW

  • jacob martinez

    For a second I thought it read “Google publishes free 5.0 lollipop update” :/

    • Jonas Andersen

      It is free xD

  • thartist

    Anyone can link this sh*t to an offline download that doesn’t require the credit card? Is that even possible for Play Store Books?…

  • tony solinan

    I’m with Marc. On this as I own a nexus5 phone, and both nexus7 tablets, I am not looking for an eBook, I’m going to wait for the ota for my three Nexus devices, on the wednesday the 12 of this month, in two days time I hope,as that is when lollipop comes to the nexus devices!

  • dafuq

    Google, my honey, I will buy the Blackberry Passport if you troll me again on 12th November and don’t release the factory images for my Nexus 4.

    • Renaldi I.

      Enjoy your square fruit device.

  • The-Sailor-Man

    First , I (and many ppl I know) like the look of the black background better than the white one. Besides it saves battery on AMOLED.

    Second. Can somebody explain – WTF means this “Material design” BS???? (we know that you all become “fashion designers” lately, with a reason:). Please!!!!!!

    And third. Can somebody just list , all the new real functions and features of Lollipop over the last version of Android (except of the “great material design”). Why should we install app for that.

  • ziplock9000

    Google really cocked this up when competing devices get the OTA first. Nobody cares about eBook at this moment in time

    • Renaldi I.

      It would have been worse if they released it when they released it.

  • Eagerly awaiting the OTA for my Nexus 4. Hopefully the rumor for OTA coming this Wednesday is true.

  • Me

    free? “Please add a payment method or redeem a code to complete your purchase.”

    • Renaldi I.

      So you can get a receipt

      • Me

        I am not going to input a cc or any payment method to get a “free” booklet

        • Renaldi I.

          They don’t charge you for it though

          • Me

            Still ain’t gonna submit any type of payment info