Google has confirmed that the rollout of its new Android Lollipop software has begun, just days after reportedly having to pull the software due to battery drain issues.
In a brief post on the Google Product Forums, the Big G said the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will be receiving a slightly tweaked version of Android Lollipop aimed at fixing a few bugs. Meanwhile the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 Wi–Fi editions and Nexus 10 will all be getting a taste of Lollipop for the first time.
However, users of data–packing Nexus 7 tablets and 2012’s Nexus 4 will not be seeing the update just yet, with no word on when the software will be up for grabs on those devices.
Google announced its rollout plans last week, but was quickly forced to backtrack after a Wi–Fi bug apparently caused battery drain on an excessive scale.
Lollipop brings an all new look to Android, called Material Design. It also features an updated Messenger app and a promise to boost battery life, with a new timer telling you just how long you’ve got left before your phone or tablet dies.
LG has said its G3 will be getting Android Lollipop this week, making it the first partner device to receive the new software. HTC has said its flagship products will get the update within 90 days of it receiving code, while Sony has promised an early 2015 rollout for its Xperia Z range.
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