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Android L 5.0.2 Update for Nexus 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile

( [email protected] ) Jan 22, 2015 07:01 PM EST
Many Android users are anxiously awaiting a Lollipop update (Android operating system 5.0), as many are still using the older operating system of KitKat (Android 4.4).  However, some Android devices have already achieved Android 5.0.1, and now a handful of them in the Nexus series, the Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 7 (2013), and the Nexus 10 have already received Android 5.0.2.  All the remains is the rest of the Nexus series including the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9.
The Nexus 6 (left) and Nexus 5 (right) are both similar and different

Many Android users are anxiously awaiting a Lollipop update (Android operating system 5.0), as many are still using the older operating system of KitKat (Android 4.4).  However, some Android devices have already achieved Android 5.0.1, and now a handful of them in the Nexus series, the Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 7 (2013), and the Nexus 10 have already received Android 5.0.2.  All the remains is the rest of the Nexus series including the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9. 

According to recent posting on Android Geeks, only three of these devices have received the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update.  This would be the Nexus 7 (2013 edition) and the Nexus 10, and this doesn't include the Nexus 7, 2012 edition.  If you have these three devices, and have not received your update, there are some links on Android Central for some zip files if manually updating it in the regular way doesn't work, as well as a guide for updating your Nexus phone.  The normal procedure for an Android update is to receive a system update message in the notifications bar, and it is as simple as the user accepting the download to achieve the upgrade. 

It is actually surprising to see that these phones got the Lollipop update to 5.0.2, and quite early in comparison to other phones.  So far, the Samsung flagship Galaxy series, including the Note 4, Note Edge, Galaxy S5, and its predecessor the S4 have yet to receive Lollipop as yet.  Part of the reason for the delay of the new Android operating system has to do with the fact that it is the biggest update that Android has received since its debut.  Android 5.0, or Lollipop, uses a new design philosophy known as Material Design, and it makes the interface more intuitive with realistic 3D effects and shadows. 

Those that want Android 5.0.2 will have to receive Android 5.0.1, which was designed to help out with the bugs upon Lollipop's initial release.  As far as the owners of the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9 are concerned, this update will be rolling out in stages, with some users having to wait longer before downloading the new firmware.  So far, there aren't really any definite dates set on that, and that goes for American carriers like Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T. 

In fact, it is reported by Load the Game that updates for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and the Nexus 9 could be delayed and wait until the Android 5.0.3 Lollipop.  So far, there has been no word when Android 5.0.3 will be coming, but it will be surely coming soon. 

Phandroid has a different theory and states that the presence of Android 5.0.2 on devices like the Nexus 7 2012, the Nexus 7 2013, and the Nexus 10 could mean that Google is essentially ready to flip a switch, turn on the green light, and send the new upgrade to all devices

Whatever the case, I'm certain that the update will rollout with the proper notifications for all the rest of the Nexus series, assuming Google isn't waiting for Android 5.0.3.