Android 5.0 Lollipop: Top Key Features of New Mobile OS
Android 5.0 Lollipop: Top Key Features of New Mobile OSOfficial Google Blog

Search engine giant Google officially begun rolling out the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA (Over-The-Air) on 3 November, five months after the release of preview developer edition.

"While we first introduced material design this summer, today's updates (Android 5.0 Lollipop) are just the beginning of delivering a modern design language for the next wave of devices in your life. It's a conversation we'd like to keep going," said Nicholas Jitkoff, Team Android's designer, through official Google blog post.

However, he fails to mention some specific details regarding Android 5.0 Lollipop's ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival), and also which regions and devices will be part of the first phase of the OS update roll-out.

Fret not, going by the Sundar Pichai's (Google's, SVP, Android & Chrome Apps) 15 October blog post, Android 5.0 Lollipop will be rolled out first to Nexus 4, 5, 7 (2012 & 2013 editions), 10 and Google Play edition devices (Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One M7, M8, LG G Pad 8.3, Motorola Moto G).

[Update: Google has released the Android 5.0 Lollipop source code to all OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and custom ROM developers. Anybody interested can get more details at]

Since the OS update are rolled out in phases, it will take some time to reach all corners of the world. Until then, Nexus series and Google Play edition device owners can check for updates by going to:

Settings >> About Device >> System Updates

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.

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Check-out the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS video detailing the - 'Material Design'- features:

Android 5.0 Lollipop's Material DesignGoogle Developers via YouTube