As tweeted by the official Twitter account of Android, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system is currently on its way to Nexus devices, although the tweet was rather mum on which Nexus devices exactly.
Still, many expect the update to arrive on the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5, and even last year's release, the Nexus 7 tablet. (Note: Android 5.0 Lollipop comes pre-installed in the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices).
If you currently own any of the Nexus devices mentioned above, you should be getting a notification by now regarding the over-the-air update. If you haven't gotten any, you can check it manually by going to Settings > System Updates > Check Now.
Google has also made the official Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images available on its site. These can be manually installed on your device if you are familiar with the use of the Fastboot tool and if you know your way around the command line.
Google had (sort of) promised that owners of Nexus devices would be the first to get Android 5.0 Lollipop updates. Unfortunately, the roll out for Nexus devices hit a snag -- apparently, there was a nagging Nexus 5 Wi-Fi bug that consumed too much of the battery, and it needed to be fixed first before Lollipop could be deployed to Nexus devices.
While it may have dismayed some Nexus owners, the delay in the roll out gave ample opportunity for other phone makers to overtake Nexus in the Lolipop update race. For instance, LG has already announced that it has already started rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for its LG G3 smartphone (albeit in Poland), and further claimed their smartphone is the first flagship device to be updated with latest Android OS.
There has been a lot of excitement brewing over the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, owing to the fact that this latest version features one of the best user interface enhancements in recent years. Dubbed as Material Design, the overhauled design of the OS incorporates clever animations, neat layout, and a host of other new features that help bring about a much more improved user experience for owner of Android-run devices.
Now, owners of Nexus devices will finally be able to see for themselves what Material Design is really all about. As for owners of devices manufactured by other phone makers, they will just have to wait for a bit longer.
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