Google has rolled the new 5.0 Lollipop Android update, two days ago.
The Nexus 7 users were alerted that they can update their operating system.
I have updated the operating system to 5.0 and the first impression was that the tablet was running with incredible lag. Everything was moving slow.
However, after restarting the tablet, everything started to move even faster than with the latest 4.0 Android version.
Now I’m not saying that you should go ahead and run the update. I’m saying that it works wonderful on my old Nexus 7 (not the newest version, I own the old version with NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-Core 1.2GHz, 1GB DDR3, 16GB).
I have tested YouTube and the videos are loading much faster, if you skip to a different sequence, the sequence will come up almost instantly.
Other changes that I have noticed. Chrome looks different. The three buttons from the button have different icons now, like a rewind, a circle and a square (Playstation? :).
Gmail looks and works totally different and can be overwhelming for some users.
My advice is that if you are comfortable with your old 4.0-4.4 Android, you should not install 5.0 Lollipop.
The Nexus 7 can run both systems fine but if you don’t like changes, you should not make the update.
Sadly, there is no built-in option to roll back from 5.0 to 4.4 or order versions of Android.
You will have to root your device, a pretty complicated process.
What is your opinion on the new OS and how it runs on your device?