Google puts Android 5 for existing Nexus phones online – update




Google has factory images of Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus 5 and 7 posted online. Interested parties can flash the images to their Nexus devices. It is unknown when an over-the-air update follows.

Android logo The factory images that are online posted must be manually flashed example adb and therefore not as a software update within. Chances are that the so-called over-the-air update will follow soon, but it is not known when that will happen.

Although Google has promised that the Nexus 4 is also an update to Android Lollipop will get the software update is currently only for the Nexus 5 and 7 are available.

The Nexus devices from Google usually get the first new Android versions inside, already have several other phones the update is already longer than within the Nexus devices. Google would have delayed the update for the Nexus devices because of problems with the battery life, appeared before a rumor .

Google announced Android 5.0 to Android in June as L and gave last month more details. With the new version of the Android operating system gets a lot of new features and functions, such as notifications on the lock screen and a design that Google describes as “material design. Google has in recent weeks been updated with many apps that “material design” as the Play Store, Calendar, Maps, and Gmail.

Update, 10:50: The over-the-air updates were rolled out to be. Nexus 5, 7 (wifi) and 10 updating KitKat would receive for Lollipop. The Nexus 9 and 6 would get bug fixes. The LTE / 3G versions of the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 4 would receive no updates yet.


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