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Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA updates reportedly begin November 3rd

According to a tipster, Google will release Android 5.0 images this week to the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, with the OTA beginning for select devices starting November 3rd.
October 16, 2014
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While the Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 will be the first two devices to come with Android 5.0 Lollipop right out of the box, Google has already ensured that all current Nexus devices (including N4 and N7 2012) will also get in on the action in the “coming weeks”.

Looking for some more clarification as to when? We have now received a new tip that claims the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 will receive the Android 5.0 system images later this week alongside the SDK. While we already knew this, the wording in the statement we received suggests it might be the final images and not just updated Android L Preview images. Honestly, we admit that this would make more sense than releasing a preview so late into the game.


As for when the Nexus family will actually start getting the update pushed out over the air? On November 3rd the Nexus 7 (wifi) and Nexus 10 will reportedly receive the update first via an OTA, with the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 (LTE) getting it later that month.

So how certain are we of the legitimacy of this report? While it doesn’t seem to farfetched, speculation is advised. For one thing, it seems a little odd Google would push out to tablets first and leave the Nexus 5 and other devices waiting longer. There’s also no mention of the Nexus 7 (2012), unless it’s lumped together with the Nexus 7 (2013).

Still, we’d say it’s a pretty safe bet that all current Nexus devices will see Android 5.0 Lollipop no later than the end of November. Excited yet?