ASUS Announces Nexus 7 to Receive First-Wave Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

Singapore (24 November, 2014) — ASUS today announced that ASUS-designed Nexus 7 tablets are among the first wave of Android™ devices to receive the update to the latest version of Google® mobile operating system — Android 5.0 Lollipop.

ASUS encourages both existing Nexus 7 owners and new customers to apply the update to benefit from dozens of great new features and security enhancements. Upgrading to Android 5.0 Lollipop is free of charge and available immediately as an over-the-air (OTA) update for all ASUS-manufactured Nexus 7 for both 2012 and 2013 Wi-Fi models.

Bold New Look and Faster Notifications

The latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update delivers many new and exciting features to Nexus 7. Android 5.0 Lollipop’s new ‘material design’ brings bold colors and fluid animations for a unified user experience.

Nexus 7 notifications are also improved with Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new ‘heads-up notifications’ enable users to respond to notifications without leaving the current app, speeding every interaction. Users are also given greater control over lock-screen notifications, including which notifications should be displayed on a secure lock screen.

Better Connectivity, Easier Navigation and Improved Security

Android 5.0 Lollipop also enables Bluetooth Smart, a low-energy Bluetooth mode that extends Nexus 7 battery life when scanning for and pairing with nearby devices. The latest version of Android even includes a new ‘personal unlocking’ feature that makes Nexus 7 tablets even more enjoyable to use. By designating locations such as home and work as ‘safe’, or by pairing the tablet with trusted nearby devices, Nexus 7 users are able to bypass the normal lock screen — so everyday operation is speedier than ever.

Quick and Easy Upgrade

Upgrading to Android 5.0 Lollipop is both free and easy for Nexus 7 owners. From the home screen, users should tap Settings followed by ‘About tablet’ and then ‘System updates’.

Availability and Pricing

The Android 5.0 Lollipop roll-out for Nexus 7 Wi-Fi-only devices worldwide has begun. The update will rolled out for Nexus 7 LTE/3G models around the beginning of December 2014.

About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionising the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

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