Android 5.0 Lollipop Comes Soon to Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play Edition Devices
We just shared with you the good news that Motorola will look after its customers and will release the latest Android L 5.0 Lollipop update to Moto X, Moto G, Moto 3 and Droid devices.
Now, we want to bring to your attention the fact that Google has confirmed it will be bringing the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software update to last year’s Nexus owners, as well.
On the official Google Blog, Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome & Apps, said the following:
“Android 5.0 Lollipop, which comes on Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player, will also be available on Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play edition devices in the coming weeks.”
So, as we can see, both the Nexus 4 smartphone and the 2012 Nexus 7 tablet will be getting the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update, which is great news for those who are reading this from one of these devices.
The Nexus 4 was released in October 2012 sporting a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor manufactured by LG with a 4.7-inch screen. The Nexus 7 was manufactured by Asus and has a quad-core 1.2 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3.
The Nexus 5 was unveiled on 31 October 2013 with a Snapdragon 800 system-on-chip (SoC), and a 4.95-inch 1080p display, being the first device to feature version 4.4 of Android.
The 10 inch- Nexus 10 is also another oldie, being released in October, 2012 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It sports a 1.7 GHz dual-core Cortex-A15, 2 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB storage options and a 5-MP camera.
While all this is great news, it will be interesting and challenging for Google to make the latest software work well on “old” products. If it suceeds to do this, then this will be a step further fighting against fragmentation.