It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know devices part of Google’s Nexus family will be first in line for Android 5.0 Lollipop updates, as they’ve been every time a new OS version was released. But the product roster grew and grew over the years, and Lollipop is perhaps the most radical, richest goodie pack in Android history.
Ergo, it’s safe to assume stabilizing it for each gadget will take time, and it’s perhaps wiser of Google to gradually roll out OTAs as they’re finished instead of waiting for them all to be done to then proceed at a pooled discharge.
That’s exactly what sources of Android Police tell us will go down in the coming weeks, with the first wave of sweet makeovers allegedly scheduled for November 3. Only the hottest previous-generation Nexus, the N5 handheld, will not be a part of it, having to wait for its larger cousins to get 5.0 first.
The Nexus 7 (both generations) and 10 are thus set to enjoy the swiftest moves up to date, with the 4 and 5 kept hanging a few extra days. Maybe weeks. Interestingly enough, the cause of this staggered rollout is reportedly cellular connectivity, which increases the difficulty of Lollipop customization.
As a consequence, the LTE-enabled Nexus 7 2013 is also said to be a part of the second launch wave. Clearly, the timeline isn’t ideal, but it could be far worse. Let’s just hope wave two will come hot on the heels of wave one.
Via [Android Police]