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Android L release date tipped for November 1

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The eagerly awaited Android L release date will be held on November 1, latest reports have claimed.

Despite the software’s mooted November release, it has been suggested that the OS refresh will be formally detailed on October 16 alongside the upcoming Nexus 9 tablet.

Although Google has yet to offer any formal comment on a proposed Android L release date, the folks over at AndroidAuthority have cited unnamed “sources familiar with Google’s plans” in pegged the November 1 arrival.

While Android L and new Nexus hardware will be shown off in mid-October, the final version of Android L won’t officially be available until November 1,” the reports stated.

Unfortunately, it is currently unclear if this date relates to the release of the first Android L powered devices, or when the software update will be issued to existing Android owners.

Despite an Android L update being on the horizon, recent figures revealed that just 24.5 per cent of Android products are currently running last year’s Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

In contrast, Apple’s iOS 8 update, released last week, achieved 46 per cent penetration of compatible devices in just five days.

Android L is widely expected to launch aboard the mooted Nexus 9. The rumoured device is reportedly being pieced together by HTC and will be powered by the new K1 processor.

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TheHulksMothersCousin

September 24, 2014, 12:04 pm

Will my Moto G version 1 and my Advent Tegra Note 7 get updated? Also will these devices or any other running Android L be able to use Chromecast screencast apart from the limited devices that can use it now?

Cincybearcatfan

September 24, 2014, 5:03 pm

The reason why iOS reached 46% of users in just 5 days is all the carriers allow Apple to send updates on their timetable. I'm not sure why Android isn't afforded the same opportunity. Verizon for example makes Android go through rigorous testing and limits the type and time of updates. If Google would insist as Apple does that they control when updates are released then it would make sense that more people would have their phones updated on Android.

LittleBlueDot

September 24, 2014, 6:17 pm

According to people who worked on the Nokia phones, Apple has to go through the same certification process as everyone else. Just that Apple are really good at getting their ducks in a row for release to their schedule.

Wozn2

September 26, 2014, 3:58 pm

By "Ducks in a row" did you mean "OS updates that break cell capabilities"?

LittleBlueDot

September 26, 2014, 5:12 pm

hehehe. I knew someone would comment on it.
'Things' happens.

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