Much like a four-year-old asking “Are we almost there yet?”, the Internet was abuzz Monday with curious Android fans wanting to know when the newest version of Android would be here. “Don’t make me turn this car around!” it seemed like Google was saying, but finally, a few short minutes ago, we approached our destination:
Android 5.0 Lollipop source code is uploading to AOSP!
New repositories have been made for the new devices: Nexus Player (fugu), Nexus 9 (flounder), Nexus 6 (shamu), and possibly ADT-1. The platform build has also been updated, giving us the build number: LRX21M. According to Android Police’s build number calculator, this build was made on October 21st, 2014.
The code isn’t completely uploaded just yet (as of the time of this writing), but once it is we’ll be able to see the newest version of Android in all of it’s glory, including the changes that have been made since the last developer preview (which, by the way, is running great on my Nexus 5). Soon after that, we should start seeing our favorite ROM teams getting to work on bringing all of their awesome additions to Lollipop.
And for those who stick to stock on their device, we should start hearing about OEMs updating their phones (hopefully) soon, and OTAs and factory images for Nexus even sooner than that.
Via Android Police.