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Android 5.0 SDK and new Lollipop preview images coming October 17

A new set of preview images for Android 5.0 Lollipop are said to be on their way this Friday, alongside the release of the 5.0 SDK.
October 15, 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop is official and is expected to arrive in “the coming weeks”. If you find yourself to be the truly impatient type, however, Google has announced it will be posting a final Android 5.0 Lollipop preview on October 17th — this Friday. The new images will arrive with Android 5.0’s SDK, though it is important to stress these are preview images not the final stable build.

How far along they are when compared to the last preview or the final release? That’s a bit unclear. Unless you are willing to flash your device for this new preview and then flash again for the final release in a few weeks, we’d probably recommend waiting off. Of course, if you’re a developer looking to dive in and get started in preparation for Android 5.0 Lollipop’s general release, that’s a different story.

So how about it: Do you plan on updating to the newest preview, or will you wait (im)patiently for the final release images to rollout?