Android 5.0 update for the Google Nexus 4, 5, 7, and 10 and GPe devices "in the coming weeks"

Android 5.0 update for the Google Nexus 4, 5, 7, and 10 and GPe devices
Google has unveiled that Android 5.0 will in fact be nicknamed Lollipop, ending quite a long road of unnecessary speculation on the topic. Of course, the real information that everyone wants is not the nickname, but rather what devices are getting the update and when we can expect those updates to roll out. Obviously, Nexus and Google Play edition devices will be first up, and Google has that information.

The most interesting part is that it looks like our theory as to why Google chose 5.9-inches and 8.9-inches for its new devices is turning out to be accurate, because Google has confirmed that the Nexus 4 and 10 will get the Android 5.0 update. Both of those devices are outside of the Google-mandated 18-month window for software updates, so it was never a given that they would get Android 5.0. It was a given that the Nexus 5, 7, and Google Play edition devices would be getting the update though. This means that there will be Nexus devices running the newest software at every display size increment between 4 and 10, except for 8-inches. That's a solid set of developer reference devices. 

The timing of the updates is still unclear, but Google has said that Android 5.0 will be rolling out to all Nexus devices and Google Play edition devices "in the coming weeks". This is definitely good news though, because Google is extending support to older devices. 

source: Google

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25 Comments

1. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Nexus 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop FTW!!!! Can I have an Amen!

10. xperiaboy

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

I hope it is the full version of lollipop and not a stripped down version like the kitkat update on the n4

13. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Ah? What are you talking about?

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The only thing that the N4 didnt originally get is the "OK google" voice activation.. which it then got in a later update. Its not stripped down at all.

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also can't blame Google for that since it was a hardware limitation The S4 Pro doesn't have the always listening feature that the S800 has

19. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I can't wait..... My nexus 5 is ready to roll the lollipop.

2. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

almost every other site is reporting that the nexus 4 won't be getting L, i reckon it could handle it really well.

17. VyktorJonas

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

it was a typo on the blogspot post, Nexus 4 is indeed going to receive the update

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Its a quad core krait, it can handle it. Cant wait.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Dear, rooting experts. What ways will there be to update the Nexus 5 to Lollipop without losing root, without being terrified? ToolKit terrified me tho I had no problem, using it.

6. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Sorry, dude. I'll lose Xposed on my N4 if it makes you feel better.

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

You were forced to use ART? Not looking good.

15. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I'd just wait for a stock Lollipop rooted ROM to be released on XDA. It normally happens within days of the update hitting, if not the same day.

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Nexus 4 with ART and Volta should be quite nice.

5. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

So nexus 7 (2012) will get it too? Just confirming

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Please LG, you can do it....

11. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

In Google we trust, and that's why you buy nexus devices

12. TBomb

Posts: 1207; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

So this includes my N7 2012?!?!?

22. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 2012

I've just bought mine for cheap couchsurfing. I'd absolutely love to have official lollipop on it. I'm searching for confirmation right now.

14. farzad_funny

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

I have Nexus 7 (2012) does it mean I'm gettimng the update too? Nowadays anyone who says Nexus 7 they mean 2013 version! And I'm really hoping to play with Android 5.0 with my tablet

16. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1222; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

And Android One devices too, right???

23. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I'm hoping with in two weeks before the end of October.

25. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Anyone know if the original nexus 7 is also being updated ?

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