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.