Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Being Pushed To AOSP


Pretty unceremonious from Google, if you ask me. But the company has now begun posting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update on the Android Open Source Project, as in AOSP.

Both the Nexus 9 tablet and the Nexus 6 smartphone are making their debut on the market today, and are available from Google Play or the Best Buy retail stores.

Since they are the first devices to be powered by the Android version 5, it only made sense for the Lollipop launch to take place today.

And sure enough it has.

These things do take time, to be fully available, but you can already find repositories for several devices in the Nexus family, though not all smartphones and tablets are in — for example the Nexus 4 phone and the Nexus 10 slate.

An indication that the technology titan will release this update for these two particular devices at a later date, or maybe even as an OTA (over the air) update.

This also means that the official rollout of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update may not start this week, as many had predicted.

Hence the lack of communication from the company.

Still you can find repositories for the Nexus Player (ASUS Fugu), along with the Nexus 6, Nexus 7 WiFi and Nexus 9 and a bunch of other hardware. Just keep looking, just keep looking.

Other handset manufacturers have also received the final build, either this week or just a few days ago, so expect releases from HTC, Samsung, Sony, LG and Motorola for their products in the coming months. It sure will take some time.

Obviously, Google Play Edition smartphones will surely get the update sooner, probably right after the Nexus handsets. Nexus 4 or 5 owners can however, expect get in on the action right away.

Good times!

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