Android 5.0 Lollipop update for "most" Nexus devices officially rolls out starting today


Google just announced that an official Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Nexus series started today, with “most Nexus devices” expected to get it “soon.” The Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 10 will all be updated to Lollipop, though not every user will be lucky enough to receive the update today. It might even take more than a few days before everyone gets it, but one thing is clear: Android 5.0 Lollipop is finally rolling out, over the air, to the Nexus family.

Earlier today, Motorola also started rolling out Lollipop to Moto G users, with the Moto X certainly also getting the update really soon. LG’s G3 is another handset that should start receiving the latest version of Android at about this time.

In case you didn’t already do it, you can check out our Android 5.0 Lollipop review, plus our Nexus 9 review and Nexus 6 review (since both the Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 run Lollipop).

Have you received the Lollipop update yet? Let us know in the comments when you do!

source: Android

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43 Comments

1. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Microsoft will announce an update in the coming months that will make Android Lollipop an afterthought in the tech world. Enjoy your fifteen minutes of glory for they will be short lived, and the time of Microsoft's resurgence is upon you.

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

I so much hope this to be true.

5. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

As someone who likes android, I hope it's true, competition is healthy.

6. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

If your statement turns out to be 50% true it would be about time for Microsoft to get back in the game. So far the only thing they announced, the nokia 535, isn't super impressive.

11. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

L535 is super impressive for it's price. Lets hope they continue the good work.

19. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Let's not turn this into an android vs wp argument...we'll talk about it on another day.

8. ABDULGHAFOOR

Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

In your dreams

12. K4rlos

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

Your Prophecy towers upon us like a flock od bloody ravens.

16. AustinPaul

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

That's funny!

22. Kroutin

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 12, 2014

Bob... XP Tablets... Pocket PC 2000... Portable Media Center... Origami... Zune... Surface... Windows phones... 98ME... IE (Infinite Exploits)... Vista... Windows 10... Microsoft is an afterthought in the tech world. When microsoft puts something out, the first thing everyone does is exploit the vulnerabilities because we all know... if Microsoft Builds it... Exploits will be there.

36. evarod48

Posts: 154; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

-said no one ever

2. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I don't think I will get the OTA update for many days, i am waiting for the files for adb sideload.

7. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yes, now they just need to release the factory images. I'm already on the preview so I doubt I'd ever get the OTA and don't feel like going back to KK to get it.

10. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Factory image for Nexus 5 already released: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images Downloading now...

17. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Me too! They were not there when I typed that reply but they are now.

28. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

...Aaaand after over an hour later (thanks to my shoddy Comcast WiFi) it's up and running on my N5. Seems very smooth so far!

4. Gianskika

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 12, 2014

Were is the Google Play Edition???? My HTC M8 GPE no sign of update yet!!!! and my mother Moto G 2 Gen updated already!!!!

13. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

GPE devices are updated after the nexuses(or maybe with the older nexuses), they have stock android but they aren't completely controlled by Google.

15. Gianskika

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 12, 2014

thanks for reply!

18. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

No worries! :)

9. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Nice!

14. JohnMilisis

Posts: 23; Member since: May 04, 2014

I didn't receive the android lollipop update on my nexus 5 (in Greece) but can we flash it manually? I can't see it on android s site with the factory images for the nexus phones

21. JohnMilisis

Posts: 23; Member since: May 04, 2014

The android 5 for nexus 5 (and other devices ) is just uploaded on the site, ready to flash it

25. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

ready to flash go get it

20. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

hey Florin, the MotoX 2014 Pure Edition Lollipop OTA started rolling out late last night. 22.11.6 is our final build number :)

23. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

nexus first remember ,, horaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy despite im on 5 since summer but hoorayyyyyyyyyy .. flash it boys flash it on hammerhead

24. renatofp

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

the factory images for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 mobile (2012 and 2013) are still missing =(

26. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

yeah it will come . nexus 2012 is ready . is it only wi fi version ? always gsm lates

27. renatofp

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

wifi only factory images are already uploaded (both 2012 and 2013)

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Just check my NEXUS 7 guess it's too early for the update.

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