Android 5.0 Lollipop will begin coming to Nexus devices November 3rd. The Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 will be the first devices to come with the Android 5.0 straight from the factory. However, Google has made it very clear that they will be making their newest mobile operating system available on all Nexus devices in the coming weeks.
The Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 appear to be the first that will receive the update via an OTA. Later though in the month, the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 will all receive the update. Many have wondered why the focus or primary updates are going first to tablets, compared to smartphones. Historically speaking, the rollout would be the same or reversed if a company were attempting to create some serious stir about the new operating system.
Regardless, it would appear as though the end of November, or very early December, would be the latest times when Nexus devices would be completing their updates, or that the updates would at least be out for all available devices.
Many have also contested that this would go a long way to uniting Android users across manufacturer lines to reinvigorate the brand. Android isn’t losing their place in the tech space at all, but this information is coming in, as well as knowing that many Motorola, HTC, and Sony flagship devices will be running Android 5.0 Lollipop.
As the update begins to run across the Nexus line, users should expect a slow, but steady updating period. Google has assured that all devices would be updated by the end of November, but at the same time, any slight changes, or hiccups along the way could slow that process down. That being said, it also could be sped up if the initial launch process goes well. This isn’t something that Google lacks experience in, but moving forward this is definitely going to be a good sign, that will send a powerful message to Apple and iPhone users who have always been able to boast uniformity and hold that over Android users heads.