You’re looking at this brand new Nexus 9. This is a completely untouched Nexus 9. It’s never been turned on and I’ll be showing you the setup process on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
So Google has changed quite a few things with Android 5.0 and we’ll get into that in the full review of the Nexus 9 and the upcoming Nexus 6. But Google has changed quite a lot of what happens when you first turn it on.
For starters, they’ve added Material Design inside the whole operating system including the new setup. It has a beautiful blue screen with some simple white and yellow coloring of just some simple instructions on language preferences.
The next screen asks you about Wi-Fi connectivity and throughout the whole setup, it has all the Material Design animations. And as you’re connecting, it’s automatically checking for some updates. And then we get to some of the interesting stuff. This is Google’s new login setup just asking for your email at first and then for some reason, takes an extra page in perhaps a second or two to ask for your password. It just seems a little strange to me.
And after you’re all signed in, you’ll be asked to set up the time and date and after that is something we’ve been looking for as Android users for quite a long time. Finally, we have some kind of backup and restore option that does not require you to manually download all your things again. You’re given a few options to restore from backups.
As you see, I have a few all ready from previous Android devices. And you also have the first option, which is setting up the device as a new device similar to the iOS setup, which will ask you if you want a new iPad or you want to restore from a backup. And from there, it becomes back to the normal, simple agreements and backup information.
And that basically sums up the setup and activation process of Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s a piece of cake and we finally have a solution for data from previous devices. And once you’re all setup, you can go ahead and play the new Lollipop Land game, which is a lot harder than it looks.
Let me know in the comments below what your thoughts are on the new setup process on Android 5.0 Lollipop.