Google has finally started releasing the over-the-air updates to Android 5 for it’s existing range of Nexus devices. The update had previously been withheld for a week or more so that last minute WiFi bug fixes could be included.
The update will be coming for Nexus 5 and 7 devices with Nexus 4 devices hopefully coming later on. You won’t all see this update at once however as the update is being released in waves. We haven’t seen any reports of UK based users receiving the updates yet but some US users have.
Android 5, also known as Lollipop is set to include a range of new features and broad overhaul of the look and feel thanks to the Material UI re-design. One of the most significant features will be the modulisation, or appification, of large parts of the operating system. This means that Android OS updates can be delivered via the Play store more easily, more quickly, and to a larger number of devices. We’ve already seen Motorola releasing their Android 5 update to their Moto X second edition (2014) before Google and this trend is likely to follow.