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Android 5.0 Lollipop now landing on Nexus devices

Google has announced its Android 5.0 Lollipop update has started to hit the company’s own-branded Nexus devices.

In a tweet send out from the official Android app on Wednesday evening, Google says the latest version of the operating system will soon be available on ‘most’ Nexus devices.

The software maker hasn’t revealed which Nexus devices are first in line, but it seems certain the current Nexus 7 tablet as well as the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 handsets will be at the front of the queue.

Nexus owners can manually check by heading into the Android settings and selecting System Updates, then Check Now.

The news comes after a small sample of Motorola Moto G users became the first to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, ahead of Nexus devices.

Earlier this week the LG G3 was tipped to take the honours as the first existing smartphone to rock the new OS.

Of course the Nexus 6, which is already available in the US and will hit the UK soon, is only handset so far to come with Android 5.0 built in. The Nexus 9 takes that honour for tablets.

Meanwhile, Google Search for Android has been updated with the Material Design UI and a host of new features. The app enables “OK Google” searches to begin when the handset is locked and unplugged from the mains (Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Galaxy Note 4 only). Users can also ask the app to flip a coin with an “OK Google” command.

It also boasts more efficient reminders, by notifying users of things they mean to follow up on, while there’s also a host more Google Now cards to enjoy.

Has your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 started received the update yet? Share your experiences in the comments section below and be sure to read our full Android 5.0 Lollipop review.

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Via: Gigaom