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WiFi only Nexus devices getting Android 5.0 on Nov. 3

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Unnamed sources have reportedly confirmed Google’s plans for the rollout of Android 5.0 for its Nexus devices. And strangely, it seems like the tablets will be first to receive the update, even before the smartphones do. Google is believed to be rolling out the update to WiFi only devices first, which leaves out the cellular models of the Nexus 7. Other Nexus devices like the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5 should get the update before the end of November.

Compatible devices include the first gen Nexus 7, the 2013 Nexus 7 and the now forgotten Samsung Nexus 10 tablet. This is coming from unconfirmed reports, so take it with a pinch of salt. But considering that the new Nexus 9 will start rolling out to customers on November 3, the date has some significance. It shouldn’t take long for Google to rollout the Android 5.0 update for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and the cellular variants of the Nexus 7.

Android Lollipop is a major upgrade coming from KitKat as it brings an all new UI and a multitude of features to the fore. And it’s good to know that Google is still supporting devices like the first gen Nexus 7 and the Nexus 4, even though they’re over 18 months old.

Via: Android Police