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Lollipop is well worth looking forward to. Image: Google

Lollipop is well worth looking forward to. Image: Google

Both the first- and second-generation Nexus 7s and the Nexus 10 are to get an Android 5.0 Lollipop update on November 3 — the same day the software debuts on the new Nexus 9 — according to sources familiar with Google’s plans. The search giant appears to be focusing on Wi-Fi only devices first, before bringing Lollipop to the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5.

The Nexus 4 will get Lollipop. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The Nexus 4 will get Lollipop. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

If you’ve got a Nexus 4 or 2012’s Nexus 7, there’s no need to worry about upgrading your hardware to get Android 5.0 Lollipop. Google has confirmed that both of these devices will be receiving its latest software update, along with the Nexus 5, last year’s Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10.

This is what you can expect the Nexus 6 to look like. Mockup: Android Police

This is what you can expect the Nexus 6 to look like. Mockup: Android Police

We’ve been hearing for some time that Google will show of its new Nexus 9 tablet this month, but a launch date for its next-generation Nexus smartphone has remained a mystery. Now a number of sources familiar with the search giant’s plans say you’ll be able to buy a Nexus 6 before the end of October.

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Google’s upcoming Nexus 9 tablet, made by HTC, could launch earlier than expected, according to one reliable tipster — which means Android L could make its public debut early, too. Recent reports have promised an unveiling during the second week of October, but we may not have to wait that long.

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If you have a Nexus 4 or the original Nexus 7, you can now get your hands on Google’s Android L preview, courtesy of an unofficial port from third-party developers. Installation is as simple as flashing the ROM with a custom recovery, but you should proceed with caution.

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