Late last year, Google released the Android 5.0.2 update for the 2012 edition Nexus 7. Even though everyone was anticipating the Android 5.0.2 update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 to be released soon after, the new firmware is still nowhere to be found. Android 5.0.2 has not even been made available for the latest Nexus devices, namely Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.
Word has it that the Android 5.0.2 update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), and Nexus 10 might not be released at all, as the 5.0.2 build could only be Nexus 7 2012-exclusive. Of course, Google made no official statement on the matter, that's why we are advising you to take the report with a pinch of salt. Anyway, if it proves true, then the aforementioned devices including the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 could make the jump straight to version 5.0.3.
I remind you that Nexus 7 2012 skipped Android 5.0.1 and got updated straight to Android 5.0.2 from Android 5.0. If you happen to own a Nexus 7 2012 and you still haven't received the latest firmware on your device, you would be able to manually force the update using the OTA Update ZIP file in this post. A complete tutorial on how to manually update Nexus 7 2012 to Android 5.0.2 can be found here.
As you may know already, Android Lollipop is the biggest update Google's mobile operating system has received so far. The first thing you'll probably notice is the new Material Design interface which relies on 3D effects and shadows to make everything more intuitive. Google also replaced the Dalvik runtime with the new ART (Android Runtime), which promises important boosts in terms of performance.
Lollipop also arrives with a card-based interface for the Recents screen, along with document-centric multitasking which allows certain apps to show more than one card in the Recents menu. It also introduces a revamped notifications bar and a new way to access Quick Settings (you have to swipe down twice from the top of the screen). There are new toggles in Quick Settings such as Flashlight and Screen cast, while the toggles for WiFi, Mobile Data, and Bluetooth behave differently now.
Android 5.0 has debuted Lock Screen notifications, in the same time allowing you to choose the level of privacy for each app notification showed in lock screen. Another first is the multi-user support for phones and the new Screen Lock. The latter feature allows you to instruct your phone to remove the lock screen security (whether it's PIN, pattern, password, or face lock) when you are in a Trusted Place or connected to a Trusted Device.
The new update also comes with Battery Saver Mode which can be turned on automatically when your battery level hits 15% or 5% and better battery statistics. It shows how much time you have left until you have you recharge your device, or how long it will take until the battery is full when the device is charging.
Have you encountered any annoying bugs on the firmware currently running on your Nexus device? What are your expectations for the upcoming software update? The comments section is all yours.