For the purpose of this article, “Google” devices refer to Nexus-branded Android devices and other Android phones and tablets that, while not carrying the Google Nexus branding, run an unmodified (or slightly modified) version of Android, as opposed to “skinned” versions of Android such as Samsung’s Touchwiz or HTC’s Sense. One key differentiator of “Google” devices is that they get front-row seats when it comes to getting automatic OTA software updates.
About two weeks ago, we got a loan Nexus 5 here at Mobility. We were excited about having a taste of Android 5.0 Lollipop on it. However, despite running the software update check daily, it is yet to get the update.
A friend of mine who purchased a Nexus 5 recently also says that his unit is yet to get the update:
After tweeting about waiting for updates on the Nexus 5 and Lumia 930, here is another response:
@moverick I think lollipop updates aren't coming to this side for a while. I'm still waiting for lollipop on my Moto G
— Chukwubinjo (@UPNEPA) January 18, 2015
Of course, some other users already have Lollipop on their devices:
— Dennis Kioko (@denniskioko) January 15, 2015
As many “Google” device users eagerly await Lollipop, third party manufacturers are beginning to kick off Lollipop updates for their devices. For example, the Xolo One began receiving the update days ago. It is common knowledge though that updates are done in batches, so hopefully, everyone with an eligible device will get the Lollipop flavour soon enough. The Lollipop update has been marred with bugs, but those have been fixed in a release of version 5.0.2.
Are you a “Google” device owner? Got Lollipop yet or not? Tell us about it!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.