Following its announcement
in early February that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update rollout would begin in a week, Google on Tuesday revealed it has already started rolling out the update to a small number of Android One
phones in India, saying it would reach users gradually.
Google Product Management Director Cesar Sengupta gave a status update to Android One users about the company's progress with the over-the-air (OTA) Android 5.0 Lollipop update. In a Google+ post
, Sengupta said each week Google will push the update each week to more users who've have been selected at random, with users on Wi-Fi getting a better chance.
The Mountain View giant has been making markedly slow progress with the Lollipop update for Android One devices, despite promises to deliver the updates soon after they are released. While the Nexus lineup started receiving the update back in November, several other manufacturers, including Motorola
, and Samsung
, have already started rolling out the update to few of their smartphones.
Three Android One smartphones have been launched in India thus far. The Micromax Canvas A1
, Karbonn Sparkle V
, and Spice Dream Uno
are all dual-SIM smartphones that share some common specifications: a 4.5-inch (480x854 pixels) IPS FWVGA display; 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor; 1GB of RAM, 4GB of inbuilt storage; expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 32GB); a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash; a 2-megapixel front camera; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and a 1700mAh battery.
For now, the exact version of the Lollipop update for Android One phones in India has not yet been revealed, but the company may possibly release Android 5.1 Lollipop
, as with Android One devices launched
in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Nepal earlier this month.