Good news, Nexus fans! Your Lollipop treat is nigh!
Google’s official @Android Twitter account just confirmed that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update has started rolling out and that it’ll be available “soon” on “most Nexus devices.” Unfortunately, that’s as specific as Google got with its news.
— Android (@Android) November 12, 2014
Sprint said earlier today that Android 5.0 will begin rolling out to the Nexus 5 today, and now it looks like that may indeed happen. Of course, these updates often roll out in batches, so it’s tough to say when each of us will get updated. Lollipop is on its way, though, and so keep an eye out if you’ve got a Nexus device.
UPDATE: Don’t feel like waiting for the update to hit your Nexus device? Good news! Google has posted the Android 5.0 factory images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (both 2012 and 2013 Wi-Fi models), Nexus 9 and Nexus 10.
You can download these factory images and load them onto your device so long that it has an unlocked bootloader. Loading a factory image will wipe your device, and you’ll need to be comfortable with a command line to do it. If terms like “factory image,” “flash” and “bootloader” aren’t part of your lexicon, you’re probably better off waiting for the OTA update.
You can find all of the Nexus factory images right here.