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Haven't Received Lollipop Yet?

The slow roll out of Android Lollipop is nothing new as far as Android updates are concerned. All major Android OS versions (Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat) took a long time to reach the many different devices out there. But why does it take so long? Here is how Android updates work and an answer to the question: “why haven’t I received Lollipop yet?” When Google finishes working on its new software it will publish it to its AOSP site. This is where manufacturers can access the source code and begin adapting it to their own handsets. Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC et al. decide which devices will be updated and which ones will not. New devices are prioritized to keep the customers happy, support sales of the latest products, and because they are the easiest to update: after all, it's these handsets that have the most recent hardware. One reason why manufacturers stop developing updates for older devices is to drive sales for new hardware and to make the most efficient use of limited resources. But it’s also the case that the hardware in older devices eventually becomes unable to meet the demands of new operating systems.

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LeaPea2417 wrote on December 19, 2015, 6:02 PM

I have not heard of an Android Lolly Pop. I do hope you return here to write and interact with the many posts available.