Dessert, they say, is served. Google has finally initiated the Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout for Nexus devices, and the newest version of the company’s mobile OS is now available.
Google initially planned to get things rolling on November 3.
But that date came and went — without anything as a rollout for Nexus hardware in sight. The reason? It later emerged that the company had delayed the launch, pushing it back to November 12, because of a battery draining WiFi bug.
Bugs, WiFi, and battery never go together well in one sentence!
Luckily, the technology giant managed to fix things in time, and right on cue, has commenced the rollout of Lollipop, with an announcement that the new version of its mobile operating system will soon be available on most Nexus devices.
Here is the accompanying tweet, with the dessert quip:
— Android (@Android) November 12, 2014
The company has confirmed that Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 7 (2013) and the Nexus 10 are eligible for the update. If you own any of these hardware, though, be aware that the update may not show up on your device immediately.
But Google is sure to ramp up availability in the coming hours, days and weeks.
You might, however, be interested in these factory images for the Nexus devices that the company has just posted on its developer site.
They are available here.