Android Lollipop Release Date: Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 Update Delayed: Report
Reports are circulating that the Android Lollipop update has been delayed for the Google Nexus products, including the Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 devices.
The rollout was supposed to start on Monday but many users haven’t received the update.
The reports on the alleged delay all cite Artem Russakovskii, the founder of the Android Police blog.
He made a post on Google+ alleging that the over-the-air (OTA) update for the Lollipop has been postponed until November 12.
He said that the reason is the discovery of a number of bugs.
However, Russakovskii seems to have later deleted the Google+ post in question, raising some concerns about the reliability of his information. He also doesn’t seem to have given any update after deleting the post.
And Android Police also doesn’t have any articles about the release date being delayed.
Google has not given an official update after announcing on Monday that it started the rollout to Nexus devices.
The Nexus Twitter account is telling users that the devices “will be receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop update via over-the-air in the coming weeks.”
To check if your device is eligible for an upgrade, go to Settings, then About Phone.
Lollipop is the biggest Android update since its debut, and includes Material Design, Google’s new design philosophy that features a focus on realistic 3D effects.
The update is supposed to include increased battery life, and the new battery saver mode, which lets users see how much time is left until the battery is fully charged or depleted.
“Power for the long haul with a battery saver feature that extends your device by up to 90 minutes. And now it’s easier to manage your power usage – see the estimated time left before you need to charge, and when you’re charging, approximately how much time until it’s topped up and ready to go,” the official Android website said.
There are also improvements for the Notifications Panel and Lock Screen, as well as other security enhancements. One of these is the ability to create multiple user accounts to let your friends and family log in on your device–but still keep your information separate.
Another feature, Android Smart Lock, enables users to secure their phones or tablets by pairing it with a device like a wearable or a car.
Yet another feature is the ability to view and respond to messages directly from the lock screen. And incoming phone calls won’t interrupt what’s playing–users can can choose to answer the call or just keep doing what they’re doing.