Android users get ready to taste the sweetest lollipop of all

In today's Android roundup: Google announces Android 5.0 Lollilop. Plus: Meet the new Nexus 6 phablet, and the Nexus 9 tablet may give the iPad Air 2 a run for its money

Android users have been waiting patiently for the next version of their favorite mobile operating system and today Google announced the final release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Android 5.0 will appear on new Nexus devices such as the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player console. It will also be available in the next few weeks for Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10.

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According to Google Blog:

As previewed at Google I/O, Lollipop is our largest, most ambitious release on Android with over 5,000 new APIs for developers. Lollipop is designed to be flexible, to work on all your devices and to be customized for you the way you see fit. And just like Android has always been, it’s designed to be shared.

Lollipop is made for a world where moving throughout the day means interacting with a bunch of different screens—from phones and tablets to TVs. With more devices connecting together, your expectation is that things just work. With Lollipop, it’s easier than ever to pick up where you left off, so the songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one of your Android devices can be immediately enjoyed across all the other ones.

More at Google Blog

You can get more information on the official Android 5.0 Lollipop site, including a list of all the new features. I was almost going to try to include the list here but it's just too long. Android 5.0 Lollipop looks like the best version of Android yet, and I'm sure it's going to make a lot of people happy.

As you might imagine, it's already generating quite a bit of buzz. Folks on the Android subreddit are talking about it, and it's gotten a lot of attention on Google+.

Needless to say it's also generating a lot of coverage in the tech media. Here are some links worth checking out:

The Verge: Google announces Android 5.0 Lollipop

CNet: When and where to get Android 5.0 Lollipop

Businessweek: Google Takes the Wrapper off Android Lollipop

Gizmodo: More Than Just Material Design

And here's the neat reveal video of Android 5.0 Lollipop:

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