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Android ‘Lollipop’ Rumoured to Begin Rollout to Older Nexus Devices Starting 12 November: Check your Smartphones and Tablets Now Google

The Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update will be released on 12 November to users of older Nexus devices such as Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, according to a report published on iDigitalTimes.

Google released its latest Android operating system early last month, running on both the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet.

Ever since, users of Google's older Nexus devices (and other brand smartphones) have eagerly awaited the seeding of Lollipop via the over-the-air (OTA) mechanism, to upgrade older mobile operating systems driving their devices.

The latest iDigitalTimes report coincides with the launch of the Nexus 6 smartphone across multiple carriers in the US, starting 12 November.

Earlier reports had hinted that there would be a delay in the rollout of Android Lollipop to older smartphones due to a Wi-Fi bug.

However, Google was expected to launch the Lollipop OS update as an OTA to users of older Nexus smartphones and tablets after rectifying the Wi-Fi issue.

The 'delayed' rollout reportedly caused Motorola (maker of Nexus 6) to seed Android Lollipop to users of its 'pure-edition' Moto X and to users having signed-up to be a part of its 'soak test'.

Do let us know if you have noticed Google's Android L on your Nexus devices.

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update rollouts

Motorola has confirmed that users of its Moto E, Moto G 4G LTE, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini will get the Android L as an OTA update.

Sony has confirmed that users of its range of Xperia Z series of devices will receive Android Lollipop in due course.

HTC has not confirmed its rollout plans, but a leaked schedule says that its high-end devices are pegged for the Lollipop update. According to BGR, the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) will be receiving Android 5.0 soon.