Android 5.0 for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 may be released Nov. 3, other devices later

Android 5.0 for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 may be released Nov. 3, other devices later
When Google announced Android 5.0 Lollipop yesterday, it was confirmed that the update would be on the way "in the coming weeks" for all Nexus devices from the Nexus 4 and newer, and the Google Play edition devices. Now, we're getting some new info on when the first updates could land, and which devices are first up for the new Android flavor.

Maybe it shouldn't be a surprise, but rumor has it that the Wi-Fi tablets will be the first up for Android 5.0. This means the Wi-Fi versions of both Nexus 7 tablets, and the Nexus 10, which has no cellular variant. According to a source for Android Police, the updates for the Wi-Fi Nexus tablets will start rolling out on November 3rd, which is also the day that the Nexus 9 is set to start shipping to those who preorder. 

The updates for GPe devices, the Nexus 4, 5, and 7 LTE models will come later in November, but the release window for those is still no more specific than Google's "in the coming weeks" statement. However, the info also says that the Android 5.0 system images for the Nexus 5 and 7 will be coming out later this week. 

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17 Comments

1. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

They should have released the Lollipop for the nexus 5 first.

10. peace247 unregistered

what about android one :-\

11. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Fully agree

16. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

They push the Wifi only devices first, since they are easier to do. Afterwhich the devices with a cellular chipset will be done

2. jesusnexo unregistered

Moto G Moto G Moto G Moto G Moto G Moto G Moto G !!!!!

3. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Sony is going to update all the Z models to Android L !!!! http://blogs.sonymobile.com/2014/10/16/were-bringing-android-5-0-lollipop-to-the-entire-xperia-z-series/ It's confirmed

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

PA already reported this and this is off topic, so three cheers for you.

4. palmguy

Posts: 965; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Moto X! Moto X! Moto X! Moto X! Moto X! Moto X!

6. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

I hope Motorola repeats their record like they did last year updating before a Nexus phone. My Moto X really needs that Lollipop right now.

7. tincholioi

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 04, 2014

So that means the "last" date to get Lollipop to our Motorola's is november 3rd? oh man I want it so bad. I've heard that tomorrrow there's a developers release or something alike, any ideas?

9. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

The 5.0 SDK is being released by Google, tomorrow. Likely Moto has been building from the developer preview for months. Moto X 2013 ought to have 5.0 Oct 30-Nov 3, IMO.

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Nexus 7 2012 included?

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yes, and the Nexus 10 and 4

13. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Can't wait to try it on my wife's Nexus 7 (2013) and my OnePlus One should get it not much longer after that, since CM on it is not that much beyond stock. Plus I know my coming Note 4 should get it as well, but I suspect maybe before the end of the year.

14. rakmvk

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 13, 2011

Nexus 7 2012 if its working i believe you should get it :D, i believed in Google product when i bought nexus 2012 but it didn't lived that expectation died exactly after one more year. No more Google produced product for me :).

15. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I bought nexus 7 when it came out...i have it still...no problems... my only report is that nexus 7 got half baked kitkat... Something apple does with it's old devices..

17. MrsJedi

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

That's why I love Nexus devices. :)

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