Android 5.0 Lollipop source hits AOSP, including all Nexus branches

Android 5.0 Lollipop source hits AOSP, including all Nexus branches
Today has been the official release date of Google's newest Android update, version 5.0 Lollipop. The Nexus 9 is on sale, and now the countdown begins to when we'll start seeing the update pushing out to other Nexus and Google Play edition devices. As is customary for Android, the release day is also when Google posts the source code on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

It's hard to say when the updates will push out, but we would note that along with the stock Lollipop source code, Google has posted the source for a bunch of Nexus device branches as well. The first Nexus branches posted are the Nexus 5, and all Nexus 7 variants, both Wi-Fi only and 3G. Only the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 haven't been uploaded yet. 

Of course, manufacturers have already had access to the update, and have been working on their updates as well. We've seen early builds of Android 5.0 for the Samsung Galaxy S5; and, Motorola sent out a mysterious soak test for the 2014 Moto X. We'll have to see if Motorola can beat a Nexus to market with the update, like it has before. 

*Update* Overnight since this article was first published, Google has released the source code for both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. This means the source code for all Nexus branches have been published. 

source: AOSP via Droid Life

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17 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Let's hope Motorola sends out the update ASAP...

2. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I hope the Nexus 4 really receives the update. But Google should be ashamed if any Motorola phones gets the 5.0 update before at least the Nexus 5...

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Nexus 4 is already scheduled to receive it. I'm hoping Volta is all its cracked up to be, because my dwindling battery life is horrendus. Either way my beautiful N4 is going to need to be replaced as the sensors on the bottom of the screen have become damaged with repeated drops (no cracks at all though!"

3. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Hope (y)

4. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Still waiting for my Nexus 4(Malaysia variant) to get the update, come on Google, push out the Lollipop update as soon as possible, can't wait to try out the new Material Design :O

5. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Don't worry...they wont. We (nexus 5 users) are the 1st :D

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I'd take the 4 over the 5 any day. And I did. :) first batch N4 user. wazzzuuup. :)

10. KidAndroid

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 04, 2014

What man your crazy, I've had both the N4 & N5 as well as almost every other Nexus device and I'd easily choose the N5 over the N4 any day. The N5 is better in every single way especially the display, processor and camera, curious why you'd ever choose the 4 over the 5?

12. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Design maybe. That camera ring on N5 was fugly

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

design, size, and everything. To me it is the absolute perfect size phone. Design wise its miles ahead of most phones, even today. I love the back, I just wish I got to see it more. lol. The 5 was a smidge of an upgrade over the 4. It was a step back in design and I'll take the super accurate IPS LCD screen on the 4 any day of the week. I'm generally a fan of AMOLED screens, but the color accurate IPS-LCD has me hooked. The only improvements I'd want is a larger screen in the same dimensions (shrink the chins), an improved camera, and of course battery life.

8. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

LOL, any PA Nexus 4 user here had any luck with it?

11. KidAndroid

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 04, 2014

Lol it will be a long wait that's for sure

9. Rager722 unregistered

HTC one,

13. Tuananhcwrs

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 04, 2014

Why can't I post comments!?

14. Tuananhcwrs

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 04, 2014

Oh, I don't have permission to post link because I have just had less then 30 posts ^_^ you folks using Nexus 4 don't need to worry. The Lollipop factory image is already on the site. Go there and go to marko section, expand the branches and you will see the Lollipop release.

15. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

If nexus 4 had the 5 specs I would never switch phones

16. El_Saam

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

finally

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