Lollipop goodie packs are widely rolling out now to certain unlocked versions of the second-gen Moto X and G, as well as the Nexus 5, both N7 models and the Nexus 10.
It seems LG fans may have celebrated a little early, and Nexus aficionados got worked up over nothing. While G3 users are still waiting for LG to make good on their promises, Google has skipped the chit-chat and leapt straight to the actions.
Following a triumphant but otherwise ambiguous tweet from the Android dev team, the interwebs are roaring of Android 5.0 firmwares dished out over-the-air to “most” Nexus devices. The list includes the aging first-gen Asus Nexus 7 and Samsung N10, plus the newer LG N5 and Asus N7 2013.
The LG Nexus 4 is notably absent for the time being, and so are cellular-capable variations of both Nexus 7 generations. But fret not, it’s just a matter of time until all Nexuses will leave KitKat behind. Also, don’t be too pissed if you’re owning one of the gadgets said to receive Lollipop early, and are yet to get an upgrading prompt message.
Big G is doing everything it can to spread the love, but it’s a process and, more often than not, it takes time. The same goes for owners of the US GSM 2014 Moto G, global GSM Moto G second-gen and Moto X2 Pure Edition.
As anticipated, Motorola has been incredibly fast to begin the Android 5.0 rollout for the trio listed above, but there’s no way to know when will the process be wrapped up. It could take days, or even weeks. Not months, though, that’s clearly a long shot.
Also clear, you’re better off with devices running stock or close-to-stock Android, as optimization takes way less than 90 days. The changelog is less cluttered with useless “add-ons” (read bloatware), and all the essentials are coming.
Material Design, a fluid new user interface, improved battery life and power saver, smarter notifications, flexible sharing, stable connectivity options and beefed-up security. And that’s just scratching the surface of what Android 5.0 Lollipop means.