Android Lollipop 5.0 will reportedly start rolling out on November 3.
The launch date for the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system was apparently revealed in a note to app developers obtained by Android Police. The note tells developers that the Software Development Kit for Android 5.0 is now available. Google further advises developers that they can start developing and testing their apps via the Android 5.0 platform and publish apps that target the latest version to the Google Play store.
The note concludes by revealing that Android 5.0 will be available to consumers starting November 3.
The date doesn’t come as a huge surprise as Google has said that its new Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet would be available in early November. Both devices will be outfitted with Android 5.0, so the next logical step would be to start the launch of Lollipop for existing devices around the same time.
Of course, not all eligible Android owners will receive Lollipop first thing November 3. Given the number of players involved in pushing out an Android OS update, the rollout will instead play out overtime. Typically, Google sends the latest Android update to its own Nexus devices. Then the other mobile device makers start to prep the updates for their own devices. And that may take some time.
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