Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out to Nexus devices, some Moto X and G handsets

Loads more Android device owners are about to be rocking the latest OS version
Nexus 5

Nexus 5

If you have a fairly recent Nexus phone or tablet that isn’t newly released - Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 owners already have it - the wait for Lollipop is over. Or nearly over. Either way, it’s good news.

Google just announced that the Android 5.0 Lollipop over-the-air system update has begun rolling out to Nexus 5, Nexus 7 Wi-Fi, and Nexus 10 owners in waves.

Not all devices will have access immediately; this writer’s Nexus 5 unfortunately says it’s currently up to date with KitKat installed, for example. However, Google says that everyone should get it within three weeks, and if you’d rather flash a factory image right away, you can do that now instead.

Lollipop hasn’t yet been pushed out for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 3G/LTE models, but those are still set to receive the update in the near future. Additionally, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 received minor bug fix updates today.

Lollipop for Moto X

Lollipop for Moto X

Separately, Motorola announced that Lollipop is similarly starting to hit some 2nd-gen Moto X and Moto G devices: namely the Moto X Pure Edition and versions of the Moto G sold in the United States.

No word yet on when additional models of the Moto X and Moto G will be updated, but considering the speed of this update and the fact that Motorola made the Nexus 6, we can’t imagine it’ll be terribly long at this point.

[Sources: Google, Motorola]

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