It was a bit bemusing when despite promising to release Android Lollipop 5.0 on November 3rd and then nothing really happened. Plenty of people tapped the ‘Check Update’ button to taste some Lollipop action, but that never really came. While the speculations are rife as to what has happened, Android Police has reported that the reason for the delay is that there are still bugs which Google is trying to iron out before the final release which is now expected on November 12th for all the Nexus devices.
Artem Russakovskii took to his Google Plus page here to let everyone know of this information. For those not on Google Plus, he said: ‘Hey guys, I just got word from one of our tipsters that the first OTAs [over-the-air updates] got delayed due to some outstanding bugs, now currently scheduled for the 12th’. The Nexus 9 and Nexus Player builds have already been shared, according to the same post. The Nexus Twitter account which has obviously been subjected to a lot of queries from the curious users who are looking to get their taste buds wet, has mentioned on more than one occasion that the update would be available in the coming weeks, and not mentioning any exact date for the same, kind of validating what Artem has posted on Google Plus.
We are not really sure about if this news will have any effect on the KitKat update of some of the other major OEMs, especially the likes of Motorola Moto series, Google Play devices and the Android One series, all of which were to receive the Android L update within weeks of it hitting the Nexus phones.