After a week's delay, Google has finally released the much anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA (Over-The-Air) update to Nexus devices.
The company took to twitter to confirm the rollout process. The update has first been released to Nexus 4, 5, Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013 editions), Nexus 10 and then later to Google Play Edition devices ( including Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One M7, M8, LG G Pad 8.3, Motorola Moto G).
Since the OS update OTA (Over-The-Air)is being rolled out in phases, it will take some time to reach all the corners of the world. Until then, Nexus series and Google Play edition device owners can check for updates:
Settings >> About Device >> System Updates >> Check now
For those who have not yet received the OTA update and are getting impatient, they can go to Android developer's page to manually download the new v5.0 Lollipop for their respective devices.
[Disclaimer: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of manual software installation of Android devices. If the installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the device getting bricked or may even lead to the device being permanently irreparable. International Business Times, India Edition cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if devices get bricked. Hence users are advised to proceed with caution or just wait for a day or two to install new software with very less effort via OTA.]
Here are the Android 5.0 Lollipop Factory image details of Google Nexus devices:
|Model||Device Type||Software build number and version||Factory images Download link|
|Google Nexus 5 aka Hammer Head||GSM/LTE||5.0 (LRX21O)||Link|
|Nexus 7 (2013) aka razor||Wi-Fi||5.0 (LRX21P)||Link|
|Nexus 10 aka Mantaray||Wi-Fi||5.0 (LRX21P)||Link|
|Nexus 7 (2012) aka 'Nakasi'||Wi-Fi||5.0 (LRX21P)||Link|
Note: Google is yet to provide the factory image file to cellular versions of Nexus 7 (2013) aka 'Razorg' , Nexus 7 (2012) aka 'Nakasig' and Nexus 4 aka 'Occam'. [More Information, HERE]
Google's new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS comes with an overhauled design language Material design, bringing in interactive user-interface, visually appealing graphic design (with bold colours & typography), tactile surface, fluid animation features, replacement of Dalvik with ART as its default runtime and many more tweaks for performance enhancements.