Android 5.0 Lollipop update now landing on Canadian Nexus 5 and Nexus 4

Android 5.0 update for Nexus 5Good news tonight for Canadian owners of the Google Nexus 5 and Nexus 4. According to reports coming our way as well as a welcome notification on our own Nexus 5, both devices have begun to receive their Android 5.0 Lollipop updates. It hopefully does not come as a big surprise given that Google confirmed last week that the rollout had begun.

The update, sporting build number LRX210, weighs in at nearly 500MB for the Nexus 5 and. The Nexus 4 build is LRX21T.

Among the key features of Android 5.0 Lollipop are:

  • Material Design: A consistent design for a range of devices
  • More control over device settings
  • Improved battery life (Project Volta)
  • Improved security with support for multiple accounts, a guest mode and the ability to use a paired device like a smartwatch to unlock the main device

The Android 5.0 changelog provides more details as to what the latest version of Android brings with it.

The OTA update for the Nexus 7 (both 2012 and 2013 models) and Nexus 10 should not be far behind if they have not already landed on your device. Unfortunately,  Nexus devices older than the Google Nexus 4 will not be updated.

If waiting for an OTA update is not your strong point, you can also download the appropriate Lollipop factory image directly from Google.

Thanks all!

Source : Google Developers