Android 5.0 Lollipop update release time

By Alan Ng - Nov 3, 2014

We are just hours away from the exciting Android 5.0 Lollipop update release time for Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 devices. Google has said that November 3 is the magic date when they will deliver the update first to these devices and as you can imagine, there’s a lot of anticipation and excitement in the air.

To recap, Google has promised that their primary tablets and smartphones in the Nexus range will be getting an update first. Not only will the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2013 and Nexus 10 devices get an update, but Google has made a lot of consumers happy by also saying that the Nexus 7 2012 tablet and Nexus 4 will also get an upgrade too.

We’ve seen some rumors online that Google are also planning a surprise Lollipop update to all Android owners, but this isn’t going to happen as it’s already a lot of work we imagine providing updates to five devices at once.

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So far, there hasn’t been an official announcement of the exact time in which the update will become available OTA. We’ve seen some whispers suggesting that it could happen around 12.30am California Time – but there’s no substance to these claims.

For now, if you are waiting for the update you should just check every so often on your device manually. You can do this by following these steps: Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check now.

With a bit of luck, you will be able to update to Android 5.0 Lollipop and enjoy the goodness of the very latest version of Android. Are you waiting patiently for the update right now? Let us know if you have received an OTA notification from Google in your area.

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Also See: T-Mobile Galaxy Tab S 10.5 update live for Android 5.0

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  • Rishi Shah

    Got the update on nexus 5
    18 Nov; 1:30AM India

  • Scott Lewis

    My nexus 7 2013 is still on kitkat 4.4.4 I still haven’t got android lollipop yet😐

  • Umang

    i got the update for my Nexus 7 2013
    India 14/11/14 at 7 am

    • Umang

      389.2 MB update size

    • Hikaru

      Ugh you suck. I have same model nexus but I still don’t have the update

      • Umang

        It’s pretty damn good 😀 i love it <3 Awesome update Nexus 7 <3

        • Hikaru

          So lucky. I’m still spamming the check now button lol

  • Scott Lewis

    Haven’t got anything yet?😐

    • Zach Beland

      Maybe tomorrow… Or next year….

      • Scott Lewis

        Not next year

        • Zach Beland

          I was kidding man.

        • Scott Lewis

          Lol

  • Zach Beland

    Who got the OTA update?

  • Tyler

    Keep in mind that OTA updates come out in batches. If you don’t get it the first day, then you can’t get it till the second day and so on, you only get one try per day. You could always try the Google Framework trick but that ends up leaving lots of problems on Googles servers. Google rolls out in batches to make sure there are no errors, because if there are then that’s a whole lot less people to administer a fix to. But I do agree with many developers that we should have the option to opt in for instant OTA’s as long as we agree that Google is responsible for problems etc. If youre a developer than you’ll probably be able to help fix any problems I’m future updates, giving Google a little push towards a fix. That is what they’re for right? The whole “open source community based OS” approach.

    • Tyler

      Typo… As long as we agree that Google isn’t responsible

  • Ab

    Is it 12:30 am California time?

    • Ab

      Nexus 5, 7,9 ota’s have started

      • Ab

        Got the update, nexus 5, India 2 am

        • Zach Beland

          Can you upload a pic to imgur and give the link?

        • Ab

          Got the OTA. No link

  • Zach Beland

    I hope the update happens today.

  • Tyler

    Flashing the factory image soon, I’ll let you know how the install-all option works

    • Tyler

      Worked great, no need to flash separate imgs. The auto install script worked perfectly and the performance is fine. Still a little bummed that you lose all of your user data (and root). I’m working on getting TWRP through fastboot so I can put SuperSU back on here.

  • Scott Lewis

    No update yet on my nexus 7 2nd gen

  • Hikaru

    Well today is the day. I sure hope the OTA really comes out today.

    • Scott Lewis

      I really hope too

    • Zach Beland

      Were already… XD

  • John

    interesting that there was a lot of posts on here leading up to Nov 3rd, now the date seems to be Nov 12th no activity on here

  • Ab

    Lollipop factory image available for nexus 7 2012, WiFi at android police

  • john

    so anyway update?

    • Edgar

      November 12th

  • Edgar

    MESSAGE TO ALL. Lollipop wont be out for nexuses until nov 12th , because of some bugs found.

    • Scott Lewis

      That’s why.

    • Zach Beland

      Everyone he is right, November 12th will be the day.

    • John

      Well we hear 12th Nov, hopefully so

    • Ab

      As per Android Police, the bug is now marked as “fixed”.

  • John

    who has the gmail 5 update today?

  • Scott Lewis

    No update yet for nexus 7 2013 Uk 15:55

  • Syra

    No update..Toronto 10 30 am..Nexus 5

    • aslan

      It likely won’t be out until a week later on the 12tg due to bugs. Sorry 😛

      • Syra

        lol i figured..i mean we waited this long. so i hope its worth it in the end 😛

        • aslan

          Also, are you interested in google inbox? I have a few invites to give out.

        • aslan

          I’m lucky I have exams to keep me busy! Android L looks anazing.

  • John

    We reported yesterday on the number of Nexus 7 owners that were waiting to see Android 5.0 Lollipop go live for download, but we may have some bad news for you. There are fresh reports that the Android 5.0 Lollipop release date for the Nexus 7 and 10 could be delayed until November 12th. If true, then we are sure this will cause a backlash amongst owners of these two tablets, as they were hoping to get in on the update action by now.

  • Utkarsh

    NO UPDATE. 5:46 PM, 5 November, INDIA

  • John

    7.00GMT UK – nothing

  • Scott Lewis

    Haven’t got it

  • SD

    Nov 5th 11:50 am, India – Nexus 4 : No Update yet.. ! :(

  • praisid

    Nov 5 th 11.40 pm in India, nexus 10..no update yet

  • Ben Gansekoele

    its 807 pm nov 4 in fergus ontario still nothing nexus 5

  • Jason

    Finally 19:44 Toronto Nexus 4

    • Siva

      U got it?

    • Zara

      for real??

  • John

    Nov 5th is the day- just did not say which year that would be.

    • Zach Beland

      Where did you hear that from?

  • narang

    google give d lollipop to me d kid inside me is angry……

  • Guest

    The flood gates are open…

  • JSmith

    It’s here, it’s here! Just got a notification! … Just kidding.

  • Tyler

    We should just give up until we get a notification

    • Zach Beland

      I agree.

  • NA

    Toronto 1:34 pm, still nothing for Nexus 5 and 7.

  • Ab

    As the lollipop source code was uploaded yesterday only at AOSP, in all probability it will be easily mid Nov before we see the factory images or the OTA. So no point in hitting the “check now” button as of now.

    • aslan

      There isn’t a point anyway. Your phone automatically checks for updates but if the update is refused for a certain day, hitting check now won’t make a difference.

      • Julian Edward Levin

        Let go people. The update will be out when it is out. Don’t bother spamming the “check now” button…

  • ncg2400

    Switzerland: Nothing

    • aslan

      Just received Android 5.0…oh wait.
      -_-

      • rishi

        Really?
        Build no.?

      • Ab

        Don’t fool around

        • aslan

          I mistook an unknown notification icon for the update. Basically that was my thought process xD

  • Hikaru

    Still zilch lol

  • Scott Lewis

    You only get one opportunity per day to receive an update.

  • john

    Houston – 10:31 AM nexus 5 nothing

  • Hikaru

    Does anyone actually have a confirmation on when the update will be released? I’ve heard 2 or 3 different dates. So who actually knows when the update will happen??

    • Edgar

      Forbes says that lollipo is already rolling out for everyone.

      • Hikaru

        Okay that’s weird. Cuz if it is why have none of us gotten it? Especially us nexus users

        • Edgars

          Probably cause, first to get this update are tablets, then goes smartphones. But obviously it is immposible to deliver this update to everyone at once. But ye, its kinda wierd, that none of us here has gotten it.

        • Hikaru

          Yes. Cuz I have the Nexus 7 2013 tablet. So i figured I’d be on that update list

  • sam

    no update received

  • Hikaru

    Are you kidding. This is a huge update for android users. I mean come on dude. You act like you don’t know. I think all those pessimistic people on here should buzz off. This forum is for people who are serious about the update.
    Also no update yet on nexus 7 2013

    • Kav Rimpiattino

      I have developed serious software for most of my life. Android, Ios, and Windows are consumer driven toys. And no, I am not a fan of Linux or anything similar.

      • Hikaru

        So then don’t be dissing everyone on the forum man. If your so proffesional then why you being such a downer

  • Kav Rimpiattino

    ICS and Kit Kat were pretty much non events. I don’t expect this to be any better.

    • sam

      bugger

  • Tyler

    Still no update 7:17 am Central Time Nov. 4 Nexus 7 2012

  • Kav Rimpiattino

    What a sad bunch of losers. It’s not exactly going to change anyone’s life. Try getting out a bit more.

    • John

      how true, the device works now so why keep crying about an update, it will get here when it is ready and not before.

    • aslan

      A lot of people are quite impatient about it. As for me, I just want those cool effects!

      • Kav Rimpiattino

        Strangely enough, I have just received notification of the update, but I am just off on holiday for a month so it can wait until I get back.

        • aslan

          Screenshot or it didn’t happen. 😛

        • Hikaru

          No way it happened.

      • sam

        me too waiting

    • Hikaru

      Dude buzz off. Why are you on this forum if you are just going to demean us all. We are all serious. Obviously your not

  • aslan

    No update yet. 12:44 GMT

  • thiery

    still no update on my N5 UTC+4.00 nearly 15:40 of 4th Nov

  • joe

    Omg it needs to come out I am sick of waiting

  • Bharat

    Its 3:00 pm on 4 th Nov
    Still no update on my n5

  • masoud

    it is just killing me how long do i have to wait.?!!?!

  • John

    Update postponed until 22nd December 6.00 UTC because of technical problems

    • aslan

      Troll 😀

    • Bharat

      U need to read is update term n conditions
      It says with in 2 week of release

  • Scott Lewis

    This taking forever

    • Scott Lewis

      No official release google are stupid and making people mad.

  • Masood

    They said motorola devices will be the first to get updates…
    And i am still waiting november 4 today.. No sign of updates on my moto x 2013 ..i think they are just creating buzz for people to buy a new nexus
    device
    Anyways still waiting hopefully will get it this week :) k

    • Zach Beland

      Motorola devices WILL NOT be first! Nexus devices will be.

    • Bharat

      I don’t think so

  • xavier

    Bad news !!!!! Delayed until November 18th :(

    • ricky

      Makes sense, if the release date for the nexus 6 is delayed lollipop too.

  • Amir Azrin Azmi

    Nothing on nexus 4 Malaysia

  • ricky

    Lollipop will be released on November 5th.

    • Zach Beland

      Why not November 4th?

      • ricky

        Idk, you can make a call for nexus technical support and ask the google member on the phone :)

        • Zach Beland

          Why did you say November 5th?

    • Scott Lewis

      How did you know

  • Mark

    whatever happened to that idiot who made the stupid comment about them releasing it according to “California” time…still not update ..what time is it in CALI NOW..gosh stupid reasons

    • Zach Beland

      Ikr so insane!

      • Hikaru

        This has gone on long enough. Just give it to us!!

        • Syra

          i think this is exactly what google wanted from us..lol

        • Zach Beland

          Sadly, I think you’re right….

        • Hikaru

          I was hoping it wasn’t true. But Syra may be right. I mean google wants to see how bad we want the update right? Well now they will make us wait just to mess with us. Dang :

    • aslan

      I’m hoping that they release it today. I stayed up for nothing last night 😛 And yes, that “idiot” was me :-)

  • rickyxgz

    Stop waiting For today,
    Next update will be on November 5th.

    • Zach Beland

      I wonder if it will happen today….?

      • Hikaru

        Jeez I sure hope so. This is taking too long

  • Hikaru

    Omg still no update. This is taking forever!! Hurry up and update nexus 7! I’m so excited for the update!

    • Zach Beland

      No

    • Scott Lewis

      No ones got it

  • Milad Eskandar

    Still waiting in Canada. Time is now 5:53 pacific

  • joe

    Anyone get it yet

    • aslan

      Nope

      • Zach Beland

        No

  • Zach Beland

    Been waiting for 8 hours! I’m loosing it but I can wait….

  • Harry

    No Nexus 5 OTA update in the UK. Spamming the Check now button. Pressed it about 10 times in the past hour.

  • John

    OK your device will not update unless it is on charge for at least one hour

    • aslan

      My nexus 4 has been charging for 2 hours straight. No update here.

    • Zach Beland

      Bull crap! You will get a notification regardless if your device is plugged in.

  • joe

    Nope no update so far

  • Nick

    I say 5:00 Central time.. Here’s my logic.. 5.0 5:00 but which time zone? What if they chose the place where the lollipop was invented.. What does google say about that? Racine, Wi… What time zone? Central.. the people at google are clever maybe they will follow this logic, I hope so then we will only have to wait 16 more min.

  • joe

    Too bad they make us wait this long

  • aslan

    I NEED MAH FACTORY IMAGES! D:

  • Nealesh

    Still no update on my Nexus 5 :-(

  • Ryan Newson

    N7 2013, no update on 4.4.4 or android l (3rd preview)

    • aslan

      Previews can’t get the OTA unfortunately.

      • Ryan Newson

        Ah OK, I guess I’ll stick to 4.4.4, thanks for the heads up ☺. It’s lucky I have multirom

  • Ab

    ?

  • Tyler

    Nexus 7 2012 still haven’t got it

  • joe

    Who has got it so far

  • John

    got it on Nexus 4 just wet myself

    • aslan

      WHICH COUNTRY? 😀

    • Ab

      Where?

      • Ab

        Pic or u didn’t get it

      • John

        On the chair

        • umph

          Where on the chair?

        • John

          all down the leg

  • Edmond Melkonyan

    I live in Armenia
    Last update (android 4.4) comes at 03:30 oclock
    Now in Armenia 01:40

  • bushcrafter

    Oh well, I just wasted two hours of my life waiting for this update. Thanks google.

    • Ab

      Take it easy :)

    • Rokas

      Just forget about it.. :)

  • Cornel

    I think they are waiting to see how many people really care about the update… They might want to know how many Nexus owners are techies or geeks and hit the “check now” button every 5 minutes. If you’ve hit that button a few times today, your marketing profile might be updated with this obsesion of yours and you might be seeing a lot more “electronics” adds aside your gmail from now on…

    • Julian Edward Levin

      Can you quit complaining? You’re not even buying anything for this update, This is free. Calm your tits god damn it…

      • Cornel

        I’m not complaining, I’m just trying to understand why Google is not true to its word. And the update is not free. I’ve bought a Nexus tablet specifically for Google’s promise that Nexus devices will receive updates for a long period of time and be the first to get these updates.

  • Syra

    This is getting very annoying now. If they were not going to release the update to other devices today they should have not mentioned anything about it in the first place. I feel bad for everyone on this blog, refreshing their page to see if anyone got the update yet..or those that keep checking their phones like I am doing, to see if the update is here yet. This is a waste of time and a great tease…Good Job Google..Good Job!

    • aslan

      It’s 1:22 pm in CALIFORNIA.You know? Where Google is based! Stupid comment.

      • Syra

        So what if its only 1:22 pm there. That shouldn’t matter. Did they specify that the updates are going to come out according to GOOGLE BASE’s time?? No right. They said November 3..didn’t specify which time zone..so your comment is pretty stupid

        • aslan

          So you couldn’t be bothered to use your brain and realise that is is still around 1:30pm on November the 3rd there? No, you are the stupid one. They aren’t going to release the update according to your timezone are they?

        • Syra

          you are so friggin stupid..you just keep repeating the same damn thing over and over again..go and find someone elses comment to reply on..do u work at google or something you friggin idiot..why you trippin..there are many people on this forum waiting for the update..no one is pissed..everyone is jus excited to get it..ur turning this into a negative thing..go educate yourself frikkin moron

        • Jay

          yeah she is right…what are u trying to acomplish here ASSlan..telling people their comments are stupid..all of us have google for a reason and were waiting for the update..no one is going to think about california’s time..when google made the announcement that it was going to be out NOVEMBER 3rd..IT IS THEM that should have considered everyone else..

        • aslan

          I agree with you now I think about it. I didn’t expect that response though O.o I’m gonna go an cry in my shed. :S

        • aslan

          You shouldn’t be telling people to educate themselves really. You don’t know what level of education they have achieved.

        • milda

          Are you serious? Ha, ha, biggest crap I ever heard …

      • milda

        Approximately half the working time for the November 3rd is gone. I do not believe at this time, Google released something. Almost certainly we can go to sleep, today nothing happens.

    • aslan

      Also stop your whining and appreciate the fact that Google is doing such a great job and making such a fine OS.

      • Syra

        You would think a company like Google, would do a better job than what they are doing right now. Apple gives a time and an update. Maybe they should follow some of their tips.

        • aslan

          I was talking about the OS.

  • aslan

    Problem is that it isn’t late at all in California and it’s 9:14 in the UK O.o

  • bushcrafter

    Nothing here yet. Canada

  • michael

    IF we are positive .then it will come ,it will come tonigh

    • Scott Lewis

      Yes I hope

  • milda

    10pm at Czech Republic, Nexus 7 2013 WiFi, no update yet :-(

  • Scott Lewis

    In the UK its still says system up to date on nexus 7 2013 WiFi

  • aslan

    Past 9 pm and no update yet.

  • michael

    hahaaaaaa!!!!! funny

  • aslan

    20:57 in UK and waiting

    • Scott Lewis

      Same

  • michael

    it is 22:56 in SA and Waiting

  • Cornel

    Guys, what if the update server has been flooded due to the fact that everyone is hitting the “check now” button? :))))
    P.s. No update for nexus 7 2013 in Romania

    • Scott Lewis

      Probably

  • michael

    yes maybe

  • Ab

    May b WiFi only devices r getting

  • michael

    pleas tell me if somebody got it

  • michael

    nooooooooooooo ………….when

  • michael

    Do somebody got it????????????????????/

  • Ab

    Nothing yet

  • michael

    is nexus 2012 in the SA getting it

    • Chromadude

      Should do

  • Scott Lewis

    Nexus 7 UK no update for 5.0 lollipop 😞

    • umph

      So you keep saying…

  • Ab

    It repeats what’s out olredy

  • ricky

    :( nothing….
    Mexico nexus 5