Android 5.0 Lollipop is now being pushed to AOSP


Android 5.0 Lollipop Bugdroid

With the release of the Nexus 9 — now available online from Google Play or in Best Buy retail stores — we knew Google would likely begin pushing out Android 5.0 Lollipop to AOSP today. Sure enough, they have.

Still hitting AOSP as we type this, the source code still isn’t fully available (these things take time), but you can already find repositories for the Nexus Player (ASUS Fugu) as well as the Nexus 6, Nexus 7 WiFi, Nexus 9 and we’re sure the rest of the Nexus family not too long after.

Currently, Android 5.0 Lollipop is only being referred to as “lollipop-release” with build LRX21M under platform build, but once everything is officially updated we should see that generic name changed to android-5.0_r1. Once everything is finished, expect your favorite Android developers to dive in and begin building updated Lollipop ROMs directly from source.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Death to all custom Kit Kat roms…….

    1. And may the developers be ever in your devices favor

    2. And the users that represent them! Haha, wait! That’s technically still us!

  2. I really wish they would go ahead and throw up some factory images too. ;)

    1. I am waiting for the Nexus 5 Factory image so I can stop using the developer preview. I also want the 2012 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi so I can figure out if I want to keep the device or sell it to use towards the Nexus 9. Hoping Android 5.0 fixes the slow speed of the device.

      1. Agreed on the 2012 N7 WiFi. I looked on the page and 5.0 is listed on the Grouper device page. I don’t understand the format stuff of AOSP too well, but looks like it’s at least somewhat there. Hopefully, they will release a factory image soon. I’m guessing not before the N6 comes out.

  3. I smell CM cookin’

    1. Can’t wait for Lollipop CM on my shiny new Nexus 5. Have loved it for the first two weeks since replacing my S3.

  4. Kit Kat was a crap but lollipop is the most advanced operating system in the world !

    1. Kitkat works fine on my nexus 5 I don’t have any problems.

      1. Maybe it works fine but it’s not what google was planning for to be the most advanced OS, Kit Kat wasn’t that big thing, I can tell it’s not a major update
        “kit kat 4.4″, ” lollipop 5.0″

  5. Wow cant believe how fake, obvious and pethetic this comment is the only thing you will win is more scams….

  6. Hopefully soon for my Google Play Edition One M8 on T-Mobile as well.

  7. Waiting for my update on my LG G Pad 8.3 GPE

    1. Here here

  8. Far frigging out!
    Wait, # Yea

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