Google on Friday issued to developers the full release of the Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK, updating Lollipop builds for the Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7 in the process, with the actual release of Android 5.0 set to follow next month. While developers can easily install these Lollipop builds on supported devices and enjoy all the new features, other Android users will still have to wait until their devices get Google’s latest OS and its gorgeous Material Design. However, until that happens, they can already download some of the Lollipop apps and resources thanks to the joint effort of various xda-developers members.
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Users can download and install Lollipop’s Google Now Launcher, Google Keyboard, Google Play Store and Google Play Services apps, but also wallpapers, fonts, boot animation and media audio files.
As always with unofficial downloads, BGR reminds you that such procedures aren’t recommended, and could cause certain problems — before trying out unofficial software, users should also make sure they back up their devices and follow available instructions (see source link for download details for these Lollipop files).
The first devices to run Android 5.0 in early November will be the brand new Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. The update should be rolled out to Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play edition devices “in the same timeframe,” according to Google.