Users of Nexus devices must have been left disappointed after Google pulled back Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its devices following reports of the Nexus 5 battery draining out when Wi-Fi was activated. The new software update is said to be ready again for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 after it was delayed by a few days.
Google released Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Nexus 5 last week but it was put on hold after a bug in the software was found draining the handset's battery faster than expected when Wi-Fi was activated. However, Trevor Johns, a senior developer programs engineer for Android at Google, wrote on the Android Developer Preview site on Thursday that the issue was solved, hinting that the Nexus devices would get the firmware soon.
Now, Google is very likely to start rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 on Wednesday (12 November), according to a report by iDigital Times. The report went on to say that Google might have decided not to release the firmware to Nexus devices despite the bug issue being solved in order to facilitate the release of the Nexus 6.
Users of Nexus and Google Play edition devices can check if their handsets are eligible for the software upgrade by going to "About Phone" menu under Settings app, where the upgrade option will be found in "Software Updates" menu.
To check if Android 5.0 Lollipop update is available for your device, go to Settings-->About--> Phone Software updates-->Check now. You may also get a notification if the firmware update is available for your device.
Meanwhile, Android 5.0 Lollipop has been rolled out to Moto G and Moto X. Ars Technica had earlier reported that the "Pure Edition" of Moto X (unlocked version) would be the first variant to get the firmware update and people, who have signed up for the "soak test," would receive the update. It added that the software would be rolled out to other variants if soak testers don't report problems.
Motorola had earlier confirmed that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be rolled out to Moto X (Gen 2.), Moto X (Gen 1.), Moto G (Gen 2.), Moto G (Gen 1.), Moto G 4G-LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini.
The firmware has also being rolled out to LG G3, but the official release of the software to LG devices is still pending. The new software is expected to be made available to major smartphone makers like Sony, Samsung, HTC, Zenfone, and OnePlus One in the next few months.