Home-bred smartphone maker Xolo rolled out the much awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop to the company's budget smartphone 'One' in India on Friday,16 January.
Xolo took to its official Facebook page to confirm the news. The OS update is around 550MB in size. It is currently available for download at the official website [HERE]. The company has also provided a tutorial guide on how to flash the phone [HERE].
However, people who are not tech-savvy can wait for a few more days for the OTA (Over-The-Air) update. It is simpler than complex manual installation procedure, users once they get an automatic OTA update notifications on the device; they just have to select 'download' and install the software. Once installed, phone asks for re-boot and then the device will be updated to the new firmware.
[Note: OTA roll-out process is usually conducted in phases, it will take some time, probably a week or two to cover the whole of India]
Until then, Xolo One owners can check manually on the phone for update notifications:
Go to: Settings >> About Phone >> System update >> check now
For the uninitiated, The Google's new Android v5.0 Lollipop OS comes with completely refurbished new design language material design bringing interactive user interface, lots of animation graphics, replacement of Dalvik with ART as its default runtime will bring improvement in performance and enhancements in battery-life.
With the release of 5.0 Lollipop update to Xolo One, questions are being raised by the tech enthusiasts on when the new OS will be pushed to Android One devices- Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream UNO and Karbonn Sparkle V, which were launched in India with so much fanfare by search-engine giant Google last year.
Though they are guaranteed to get the new 5.0 Lollipop update, no company has announced any timeline of the release so far.
One of the benefits of owning the Android One devices is that it would get regular updates directly from Google. But Friday's Lollipop update roll-out process initiated by Xolo has busted this myth.
It is learnt that some firms are planning to release more vanilla stock android devices in the coming days in India. If the new Android 5.0 Lollipop update is not released to current 'Android One' series smartphones soon, people will lose interest and look for alternate brands.