Android 5.0 Lollipop has begun rolling out to Nexus and Motorola devices
The rollout starts today, but it might be a while before it reaches you

Android 5.0 Lollipop has begun rolling out on most Nexus devices according to an announcement on the official Android Twitter account.

The Twitter post proudly exclaims that the Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout has started, and that it'll soon be available on most Nexus devices.

If you're wondering what the key phrase 'most' refers to, a discussion of the Google Product Forums has helped clear that up.

According to the post on the Google Product Forums, the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (both the 2012 and 2013 versions) and the Nexus 10 will all get a tasty upgrade.

Who fancies dessert?

Although the over-the-air update has already begun rolling out, the process will be in waves. Google is advising its customers that it might take up to three weeks to get the update, and as of writing this, the 5.0 upgrade hasn't appeared on any of our devices.

The rollout has not yet begun for the cellular versions of the Nexus 7 2012 and 2013 or the Nexus 4. Those handsets should see an update later on, though Google has not indicated when this will be.

If you can't wait that long you can download the Android 5.0 Lollipop factory image to your device, though it's a more complicated process that does come with some risks.

The Google Product Forums post also confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will not get an official update to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Further, Motorola announced in a blog post that it has begun rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to a number of devices in the US.

The Motorola devices that will begin receiving the update are the Moto X and Moto G. Only the second generation versions of the handsets are getting the update at the moment, so if you have an original Moto G or Moto X it looks like you may have to wait for a bit.

Motorola hasn't announced when other locations outside of the US, or its other devices, will receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

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