Updated 04:53 AM EST, Sun, Dec 05, 2021

Android L 5.0 Update Release Date: Google Nexus 5, 7, 10 Get Lollipop OS

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Nexus owners, rejoice: long gone are the glory days of KitKat.

Google has initiated the roll-out of Android's sweetest OS treat yet -- the Android 5.0 Lollipop -- to Nexus 5, Nexus 7 Wi-Fi (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10 on Wednesday, said Daily Tech. That means users of these handsets now get an authentic taste of Material Design, on top of other fresh features the latest OS offers.

In addition, the outlet reported that Lollipop-shipping models Nexus 6 (Motorola) and Nexus 9 (HTC) will be receiving minor updates to address bugs. Google Play Edition devices and Nvidia Shield Tablets are also among Lollipop's update targets.

As for the Nexus 4 and cellular Nexus 7 versions, Ars Technica wrote that their OTA updates are still due to arrive.

Android officially announced on Twitter, "#AndroidLollipop rollout has started and will soon be available on most #Nexus devices. Dessert is served."

We have previously covered that Motorola devices are receiving Lollipop alongside Nexus handsets. As a matter of fact, second-generation Moto G devices were known to get the final version of the OS first, following the "soak test" run by 2014 Moto X.

Other devices expected to get an update include the Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen.), Moto G (1st Gen.), Moto G 4G-LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini.

If waiting seems to be an arduous task, IGN reported that Lollipop's factory image can be readily downloaded and installed for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 Wi-Fi (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10. The outlet recommended backing-up of data prior to installation.

Android has officially announced the Lollipop roll-out on Nov. 3 via the company's blog. However, a battery-draining bug discovered in the Nexus 5 seemingly prevented the finalization of updates. Android Police's founder Artem Russakovskii took notice of what went wrong, convinced that "outstanding bugs" may have caused the delay.

Nevertheless, senior developer Trevor Johns informed the public that Android Engineering was aware of the situation -- to which they worked upon successfully, announcing later on that it had been resolved.

Business Insider listed other devices slated to receive the Lollipop update, including HTC One M8, HTC One M7 and LG G3. Reportedly, Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 will also be getting it, as well as LG's G2.

The Android 5.0 Lollipop puts forefront emphasis on Material Design. The update practically transformed the landscape of Android, as evidenced by changes in visual appearance: bold and vivid new colors, realistic lighting and shadows, responsive user interface and edge-to-edge imagery. In addition, users are provided more control over notifications, only getting interrupted "when you want to be."

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