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Android 5.0 Lollipop update coming to Google Nexus 7 devices

One of the major appeals of buying one of Google’s own branded nexus devices is the Knowledge that for a few years afterwards, your device will be getting the latest version of the Android OS. This has been proven today by news from Asus, who have announced that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update is under way for its Nexus 7 tablets.

The Nexus 7 tablets were first released in 2012 and a follow-up in 2013, which means that Google’s latest Android OS, will be coming to its 2 year old devices.

Both of the Tablets will reportedly be receiving the Update “Over The Air” or OTA as those in the know call it, or when the update is live, users can search for it via the “System updates” area of their tablets settings.

The software is available for the older tablets now, with Asus (who manufactured the devices) is recommending that users install the software to take advantage of the security updates included.

What’s the Android 5.0 update also brings to the Nexus 7 tablets is a more fluid user interface with enhanced 3D effects, greater control over notifications, support for 64-bit hardware and increased battery life.

Google’s latest version of the Nexus tablet, the Google Nexus 9 was announced last month to come sporting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update built in, but most Nexus 7 users would not have expected to be getting the update this soon after the Nexus 9’s release.

The Lollipop software will also be released on the Google Nexus 6 smartphone, which was also announced last month, and can be bought SIM Free online from the Google Play Store.