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Re: New version
This is how Google releases updates Over the Air (OTA) from a old article from the last Android update article;
Originally Posted by Soham26
Recently, a Google engineer cleared the process up for Nexus users, giving them a detailed look at how Google rolls out its Android software to Nexus devices. Here is what he had to say:
Rollouts are conducted in phases. Typically they start at 1% of devices for around 24 48 hours; we watch the return rates and resulting device checkins and error reports (if any), and make sure nothing looks wrong before sending it to more. Then typically it goes to 25%, 50%, 100% over the course of a week or two.
What the percentages mean is that when your device checks in, it has a 1% chance (for example) of being offered the OTA. If it doesnt (randomly) get an offer, it will never get an offer until the next batch.
OW, once your device checks in and gets turned down, thats it until the next batch. Mashing on the check for updates button just causes your device to check in again, and get automatically turned down again. Think about how that makes your device feel! WONT SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE PHONES?!
That said, once the new batch does start, hitting that button does give you a new roll of the dice but once. Since devices usually only check in for system updates every 24 hours (I think? Certainly on a many-hours basis) this can get you your shot sooner than it would happen on its own.
So, mash away. Just be patient, and mashing on it more often than once or twice a day isnt going to gain you anything.
Something that Nexus 5 owners should keep in mind today and over the next week or so. Typically, roll outs take about a week or so to finish up so those waiting for the upgrade Over-the-Air could be in for a bit of a wait.