Android 5.0 updates now incoming for select Nexus models

It’s a big day for Android 5.0 Lollipop, and following Motorola’s confirmation that this year’s Moto X and Moto G were seeing their Lollipop updates go public, we got word from Sprint that we should be on the lookout for an update to the Nexus 5. As we mentioned in an update to that story, Google has since tweeted that “the rollout has started,” but we were careful to not read too much into what it meant there without getting some further confirmation. Based on a growing number of reports from end users, we can confirm that OTA Lollipop updates are headed out for certain Nexus models.

The first ones getting their updates are the Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and both 2012 and 2013 WiFi-only editions of the Nexus 7. We also hear that new, relatively minor bugfix updates are hitting the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.

What hasn’t happened yet are the release of similar updates for the cell-enabled Nexus 7s, nor the Nexus 4 – but it’s just going to be a matter of time for those.

We also haven’t yet seen Google release Lollipop factory images for all these models, but that’s again something we’re looking forward to happening in the near future.

If you haven’t seen your update yet, have patience. Google likes to start these things out gently, only hitting a tiny fraction of all devices while it waits to make sure nothing’s horribly broken. And at this point it’s only a matter of time before OTA update packages become available for distribution online, ready for you to manually install with ADB.

Update: Factory images are in.

Source: Joe Fields (Google+), David King (Nexus help forum)
Via: Android Police

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