Google has confirmed that both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 will get the Android Lollipop update while they initially weren’t planning on doing so. A new Developer preview shows that Google is making the last few improvements to the OS right before it will starting shipping it to millions of device, the question remains: When?
New information from Bluetooth (source) shows that they are almost ready to release Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 7 (2013).
- Nexus 7 (2013): Or Asus K008 (read the bluetooth certification here) has received approval for the new software upgrade (LRW51C or Android 5.0 Lollipop as Google called previous Android L test builds LRWXXX)
- Nexus 7 (2012): Or Asus ME370T (read the bluetooth certification here) has also been approved to get the LRW51C update. However, the model number mentioned can create some confusion as it refers to the Asus tablet that was introduced back at CES 2012 which never got to see the day of light and was used as the foundation for what we all now know as the Nexus 7 (2012)
The fact that the update has passed Bluetooth certification means that it is almost ready to ship and makes the previously rumored release date of November 3rd highly possible