Android One users in India are in for some good news, as Google has started rolling out its first Lollipop update in a phased manner so that random devices receive the new OTA update.
Today one of our daily reader “Sumeet Vashisht” Inform Professional Hackers India About this update and he also posted a screenshot of the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Android One, showing the Update OTA message.
Google’s Caeser Sengupta informed on 24 Feb, 2015 via a Google+ post that the Android update will be pushed gradually to all Android One phones. He has not clarified whether the update will be based on Android 5.1. It’s worth pointing out that the Android One phones launched recently in Indonesia and Philippines run Android 5.1 so it’s likely that even the Indian version of the firmware would be based on the same build.
Here is what Caesar had to say while breaking the news to his followers and avid Android One fans on GooglePlus:
To those with +Android One phones in India, here’s where we are with the over-the-air (OTA) update that will bring Android Lollipop to you soon. We’ve already started rolling out Lollipop to a small number of phones in India. This is a gradual process and so each week we’ll push the OTA update to more phones selected at random (pro-tip: connecting over WiFi will increase your odds). We thank you again for your patience, and please stay tuned for further updates.