Android 5.0 Lollipop, the newest and arguably one of the biggest updates to Google’s Android operating system, announced on June 25, 2014 at the Google I/O developers’ conference, is finally about to be released. The vagueness of both the title of this article and the previous sentence is not lazy writing, though. The truth is, we do not exactly know when we will be able to try the refreshed system, which promises to bring us a whole new design paradigm, better multitasking and many under the hood improvements.

The official release date for Lollipop was never actually stated, although the logical assumption is that the first users who will be able to experience it are the happy future owners of Google’s newest Nexus 9 tablet and the phablet-like Nexus 6, which both became available for pre-ordering earlier this week.

However, while Nexus 9 pre-ordering process went as smooth as possible and the tablet is now expected to reach those who purchased it according to the schedule (November 3), the pre-ordering of Nexus 6 faced some unforeseen difficulties and it looks like those who want to try the newest in phone technology that Google has to offer will have to wait a bit more than a week to get what they are ready to pay for.

This by itself is already a nuisance, but, to make things worse, the whole pre-ordering incident might start a chain reaction which will result in postponing the scheduled Android Lollipop updates for Nexus 4 and 5, Motorola’s Moto X and other devices which were slated to receive the updates first.

It seems that, after all, all we can do is wait. Those of you who are waiting for your new pets to arrive – start reading a book or something like that. And, you, the old Nexus owners – hold on to your devices, do not check for updates too often (for the sake of your own nerves) and be patient. It will probably be worth it.

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Posted by Marcus Jensen

Marcus is an Australian IT support professional. He's running his own business, working with companies that outsource their IT maintenance. In his free time he enjoys SciFi books and movies.

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