The Android 5.0 Lollipop update is gradually making its way to supported devices. The first devices to receive said update were Google’s Nexus smartphones and tablets, followed by the likes of Moto X and LG G3, in certain markets. It appears that the first Google Play Edition device to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop comes from LG. Countless reports have surfaced about Lollipop landing on the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition.
While GPE devices aren’t exactly from the Nexus drop they do come with pure Android OS with almost no modifications to the software by the OEM. This is why they’re always next in line to receive major Android updates once they’re rolled out for Nexus smartphones and tablets.
Many LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition owners have reported online on Twitter that they have received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Some users have also confirmed this over at the XDA developers forums. The ZIP file for manual flash has also appeared online.
The update for this tablet comes in at over 400MB and it brings everything that comes part and parcel of Android 5.0 Lollipop, including but not limited to all of the new features as well as the new user interface.
It looks like it may only be a matter of time before Lollipop is released for other Google Play Edition devices as well.
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