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Android 5.0 Lollipop Arrives on Some Nexus and Moto Devices

The Android 5.0 Lollipop roll out has begun and Motorola has joined the software’s creator Google in offering the anticipated OS update on some of their smartphones and tablets.

Both companies announced Android 5.0’s arrival through official press releases on their respective websites with Google delivering the update on November 12th for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013) and Nexus 10 – but stating that the Samsung made Galaxy Nexus will not get an official Lollipop release. The Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet will have it preinstalled.

As for Motorola, the line-up for Lollipop includes Moto X (2nd Gen) Pure Edition, Moto G (2nd Gen) US GSM, Moto G (2nd Gen) Global GSM retail version sold in the US.

Android 5.0 Lock Screen Notifications as seen on Moto X.

Updating these Google and Motorola devices will enhance the Android user experience with a sharp new look with Material Design and new features including the ability to view notifications from the lock screen and to prioritise which callers can contact you. Android 5.0 Lollipop also introduces Guest Mode for when others want to borrow your phone, Battery saver which projects a time for remaining the phones charge and Android Runtime for improved efficiency and stability.

Also See: Android Lollipop 5.0 -What? When? Where?

The roll out seems to apply to US Google and Motorola owners at the moment rather than a full global release and it’s advised that this will be a gradual process, however if you wish to check your devices eligibility right now you can do so by going onto Settings > About Phone > Software Updates > Check Now

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