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Google publishes free Android 5.0 Lollipop Quick Start Guide

New users and veterans alike may wish to download the free eBook published by Mountain View to familiarize themselves with Lollipop while waiting for it.

Published onNovember 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.