Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has finally started to roll out the Nexus update for Android 5.0 Lollipop, which many Nexus users have been waiting for ever since the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 were announced. Heck, they’ve been waiting for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update ever since it was announced earlier this year during Google I/O.
In an official tweet on Google’s Android twitter feed, Google said, “#Android Lollipop rollout has started and will soon be available on most #Nexus devices. Dessert is served.” There were rumors that it would be rolling out today, and those appear to be correct considering that Google is basically saying that the rollout has begun and people are already getting Android 5.0 updates for their devices.
#AndroidLollipop rollout has started and will soon be available on most #Nexus devices. Dessert is served. pic.twitter.com/XVFX2tEbHv
— Android (@Android) November 12, 2014
However, there’s no official word on exactly which Nexus devices will be getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The expected devices are the Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Nexus 4. But there are rumors that even the much older Galaxy Nexus may also see an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is a bit weird since it didn’t get Android 4.4 Kitkat. That will remain a rumor until someone with a Galaxy Nexus ends up getting the update, because that doesn’t seem very plausible. Even so, Android 5.0 is a massive update over Android 4.4 Kitkat and brings a whole host of UI improvements and speed ups that have never been seen before on Android.
Android 5.0 Lollipop also promises to even more closely unify the install base of Android devices so that within 90 days of an update being available, most of the major devices already out have been updated and all new devices are already launching with it. Unfortunately, the Droid Turbo did not launch with Android 5.0 Kitkat, but considering how quickly the 2014 Motorola Moto X got the Android 5.0 update, there’s a very good chance the Turbo could be coming out soon with an update as well. LG’s G3 also already has the Android 5.0 Lollipop update rolling out to unlocked consumers, but carriers are delaying that release for their own customized versions.