Nexus 7 among the first wave to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop updates

nexus7ASUS announced that it’s Nexus 7 tablets are among the first to receive the update to Google’s latest mobile operating system – Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Upgrading to Android 5.0 Lollipop is free of charge and available immediately as an over-the-air update for all ASUS-manufactured Nexus 7 Wi-Fi only models

What do you get from the upgrade?

The latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update promises a bold new look and faster notifications for you device. It’s new ‘material design’, brings bold color and fluid animations for a unified user experience.

Notifications are also improved with it new ‘heads-up notifications’ which enable users to respond to certain notifications without leaving the current app. . Users are also given greater control over lock-screen notifications, including which notifications should be displayed on a secure lock screen.

Android 5.0 Lollipop also enables Bluetooth Smart, a low-energy Bluetooth mode that extends Nexus 7 battery life when scanning for and pairing with nearby devices. The latest version of Android even includes a new ‘personal unlocking’ feature. By designating locations such as home and work as ‘safe’, or by pairing the tablet with trusted nearby devices, Nexus 7 users are able to bypass the normal lock screen.

The Android 5.0 Lollipop roll-out for Nexus 7 Wi-Fi-only devices worldwide has begun. The update will be rolled out for Nexus 7 LTE/3G models around the beginning of December 2014.

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