This morning the newsfeeds are out of control with news about Android version Lollipop along with some new Nexus devices. Missing was any mention at all of the Nexus 4, the Nexus 7 circa 2012, and the long forgotten Nexus 10. Many assumed that support for them was dropped just as it was for the Galaxy Nexus when KitKat was released. At the time Google stated that the Galaxy Nexus fell outside their 18 month support window. Turned out that it was dropped due to the lack of support from Texas Instruments (the manufacturer of the SOC inside the Galaxy Nexus). The Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7 2012 have been luckier.
Google have commented to arsTechnica that all current Nexus devices will eventually receive Lollipop. This not only includes the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2013, all Google Play Edition devices, but also the older Nexus 10, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 2012. Good news for all who are still happy with these devices as for many they are still extremely good devices. Lollipop brings some major enhancements under the hood of Android and should help these older devices function better.
No time frame has been given as to when these updates will arrive except for the very general phrase “in the coming weeks”. Keep your eyes peeled to Ausdroid for any updates to these devices.
Anyone out there interested in updating any of the older devices mentioned above? I know of at least one Nexus 10 in my household who will be looking forward to Lollipop goodness.