Weeks – no, months – after Android 5.0.2 started arriving on other Android devices, it finally looks like the 2012 and 2013 Google Nexus 7 tablets by ASUS with mobile radios are getting the update. Factory images are available right now on the Google Developers site, and users are reporting that the update is arriving over the air, as well.
The 3G-enabled 2012 Nexus 7 and the LTE-enabled 2013 Nexus 7 have an established history of delayed updates, as Google works with carriers to iron out any bugs that might not exist on their WiFi-only counterparts. However, this is the first time an update has taken quite this long, which led many people to speculate that Google had, for some reason, simply abandoned these devices. (Luckily, this isn’t the case.)
As of publication, however, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 by LG, the Nexus 6 by Motorola, and the Nexus 9 by HTC is still on Android 5.0.1. An update that will enable WiFi calling on the Nexus 6 is expected early this year, and it’s unknown whether that will be an update to 5.0.2, or whether it could be 5.1.
In any case, if you’ve got a Nexus 7 laying around that you need to update to 5.0.2, you can do so right now!