Google starts rolling out Android 5.0 update for Nexus devices

Factory images & binaries also available

Android 5.0 OTA updateGoogle has finally announced that it has started rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Nexus devices and it will soon be available as an over-the-air (OTA) update. The company has not given specific dates or time but it is likely that your Nexus device will get the update in the coming days.

The company has also published the Android 5.0 factory images for most Nexus devices on its developer website. The only devices missing the factory images are the 3G/ LTE versions of the Nexus 7 (2012, 2013) tablets and Nexus 4, which will also take some time in getting the OTA update. The search giant has also published the binaries for the Nexus devices.

We are still waiting for the OTA update URLs, which allow us skip the wait time but none have been spotted until now, but we will update as post as soon as we get hold of any.

Update: OTA update URLs (Guide on how to apply these)

Nexus 5 (LRX21O from KTU84P) (KTU84Q to LRX21O)
Nexus 10 (LRX21P from KTU84P)
Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi (KTU84P to LRX21P)
Nexus 7 2012 Wi-Fi (KTU84P to LRX21P)

To remind you, Android 5.0 is the biggest Android release till date and includes many changes including the material design, improved notifications, better battery life, ART as default runtime, performance enhancements, and more.


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