Soon after Google announced Android 5.0 Lollipop, there were rumours about when it could arrive on other devices including the older Nexus devices. Recent reports suggest that on November 3rd the Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi) and Nexus 10 will receive the update first via an OTA , while the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 (LTE) will get it later that month.
Lollipop brings a new “Material Design” language for the UI and accompanying apps along with 5,000 new APIs for developers. Lollipop includes a new battery save mode that will supposedly boost battery life by 90 minutes when users find themselves close to running out of battery. Lollipop also includes Factor Reset Protection, which lets device owners disable their phone remotely.
Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with the new Messenger app; a guest user mode with custom options for access; and screen pinning that lets users fix in place the screen that’s displayed without allowing guests to go further.
Along with the Android 5.0, the Google also unveiled three new Nexus devices. The Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and the Nexus Player streaming devices are priced near, or in line with, competing Apple devices. Nexus 9 and Nexus Player will be available for pre-order on October 17. Nexus 9 will be in stores starting November 3. Nexus 6 will be available for pre-order in late October and in stores in November. Android 5.0 will comes preloaded on the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 while other devices will have to wait just a little bit before updates rollout.
On Thursday, Sony on a blog post has announced that its entire Xperia Z line-up will get the Android 5.0 Lollypop update. In a blog post, Motorola’s SVP for software engineering Steve Horowitz also confirmed that the following devices are in line for an Android 5.0 update — Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen), Moto G (1st and 2nd Gen), Moto G with 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini.