Android Lollipop OTA Coming Soon, Two New Release Tags Pushed to AOSP!
While we were expecting Android Lollipop to start rolling out to Nexus devices a few days ago, it unfortunately got delayed for a bit… until now. Google has now pushed out the final Android 5.0 release, along with some updated AOSP code for developers.
Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2012 & 2013), 9 and 10 owners can finally rejoice and get some official Lollipop goodness. OTA updates should be Coming Soon™ (the Google+ post says it’ll be available to most Nexus devices in the coming weeks, while the @Android tweet only says “soon”), with users already reporting receiving it on some devices such as the Nexus 7. OTA updates usually roll out gradually over a couple of days, but remember, your device will only make a new check for the update once every 24 hours. If you’re impatient, go ahead and grab the factory images!
Three new tags are also starting to appear in AOSP Git repo: android-5.0.0_r3, android-5.0.0_r4 and android-5.0.0_r5. These tags have appeared for the following device trees as well (suggesting they should be receiving official updates to Android 5.0, if they have not yet received their final builds).
- Nexus 4 (mako)
- Nexus 5 (hammerhead)
- Nexus 7 – 2012 WiFi (grouper)
- Nexus 7 – 2012 Mobile Data (tilapia)
- Nexus 7 – 2013 WiFi (flo)
- Nexus 7 – 2013 Mobile Data (deb)
- Nexus 10 (manta)
- HTC Nexus 9 (flounder)
- Motorola Nexus 6 (shamu)
- Nexus Player (fugu)
- Android TV