Google on Wednesday quietly took the wraps off a variety of new products, including the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and most importantly, Android 5.0 Lollipop. The company’s next-gen mobile operating system brings a new design language and a variety of features that should further improve your Android experience, assuming your device will get the Android 5.0 build eventually. Interestingly, it looks like older Nexus devices will also be making the jump to Lollipop, including the Nexus 4 and the 2012 Nexus 7 version, which have not been left out of the Android 5.0 party.
The company revealed on its website that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be preloaded on the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player when they launch in the coming weeks, and will reach the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Google Play edition devices in the “coming weeks” as well.
Of those devices, Google did not specify which Nexus 7 version will receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop but it’s likely that both Nexus 7 models that have been released thus far will get the update, considering the Nexus 4 has not been left out.
An actual release date for these first Android 5.0 updates has not been revealed yet. It’s likely that non-Nexus devices will soon get unofficial Lollipop-based ports, which will bring Android 5.0’s gorgeous Material Design even to those devices that can’t be updated as fast as Nexus devices.