Last week Google announced a trio of new Nexus devices including the Nexus 9 tablet, which will be available on November 3rd as the first Android 5.0 Lollipop device, but what about other Android users? Owners with the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and more are all likely wondering when they can expect the latest and greatest to arrive.
When Google announced Android 5.0 Lollipop last week they made sure to mention all the devices above will see updates to Android 5.0 in the”coming weeks” but that’s all the details they shared. However, we now have a rumor suggesting when it will arrive for at least some users.
The Nexus 9 will be the first device available to consumers running Android 5.0 Lollipop, but what about current devices? It looks like the Nexus 7 WiFi model will be up first, with the Nexus 5 and other devices coming at a later date. Read on for all the details regarding what to expect.
Last year Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5 on October 31st, and within a few weeks it started rolling out for all Nexus devices, as well as Google Play Edition smartphones. So far no date has officially been revealed this year, but we’re hearing a similar, but even faster rollout, is set for Android 5.0 Lollipop.
According to a few reliable sources who spoke with AndroidPolice, the first official software update to Android 5.0 will be for the Nexus 7.
In fact, smartphones aren’t first on the list and are likely waiting a few final touches before Google pushes it out to its respective devices. AndroidPolice suggests both the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7, as well as the Nexus 10, will all three get Android 5.0 Lollipop starting November 3rd. The official over the air update starts that day, and then Nexus smartphone owners can expect it to arrive later in the month.
Apparently devices will cellular connectivity like the Nexus 7 4G LTE, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Google Play Edition smartphones will have to wait a few weeks longer. We’re not sure how long at this point, but most likely it won’t be more than a few weeks out. Meaning Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 owners can look forward to a rollout in mid November.
This is odd news considering the Nexus 5 has been running an early version of Android L since June, and an updated and nearly complete version of Android 5.0 Lollipop was released early to developers for the Nexus 5 on October 17th. This means the build is nearly complete, and we see no reason for the delay. All said and done, Android 5.0 runs perfect on the Nexus 5 already, so the wait should be long.
That being said, this comes from a highly reliable source, so most likely tablet users can expect to get Android 5.0 Lollipop first, with smartphone owners waiting a few weeks longer for the new tasty operating system to arrive. As the November 3rd release date gets closer we’re expecting more details to be revealed, so stay tuned.