Google is now rolling out its latest mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop to eager fans around the world. The rollout coincides with the launch of the company's next generation Nexus 9 tablet that is currently getting rave reviews.
While the operating system was announced to be in circulation on Monday, not every Android user is bound to get in on the action any time soon. The rollout right now will come first for folks with Nexus devices, so users should check their device for OTA updates.
It might not happen today as we've heard rumors that Google might release Android 5.0 Lollipop via OTA for Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 devices by the end of the week, or soon after. It would be great if Google could make a rollback on the date and release the new update earlier than expected, that would definitely be a treat.
What about other download options?
We've seen in the past where Google tends to release the factory image before launching a new version of Android via OTA, so this is something users should look forward to. It is possible Google could make an official announcement where the factory image is concerned.
Furthermore, it has come to our attention that Google has released the source code of Android 5.0 Lollipop. The source is available for several Nexus devices apart from the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. This could be an indication that Google is on the verge of releasing the OTA update for these rogue devices a bit later than expected.
Fans with devices that are not of the Nexus family will likely have to wait a long time since carriers and manufacturers usually take a while to release updates. Still, we've been hearing that the Samsung Galaxy S5 might get Android 5.0 Lollipop earlier than usual, but we're guessing this will be for unlocked devices.
As of now, the only folks who are in luck are those who own either a Nexus 4 or Nexus 5. The ability will be there for these users to flash their handset with the Android 5.0 image in a matter of days.