Gadgets users were delighted with the features of Android 5.0, i.e., Lollipop made available on many of the Nexus gadgets, including on Nexus 7. However, the features were accompanied by in many bugs as well. This affected the market of Nexus devices.
Google realized that it needs to do something about it, and so in June 2014, it did promise an update. Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update was accordingly released on November 2014 and December 2014 first week. It was available for Nexus 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10, apart from 2012 Nexus 7 and 2013 Nexus 7. Therefore, last week when Google released the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update as open source for Android, it was a bit of a surprise because not much time has lapsed from this latest version and the previous update. From what is known about this update, it is primarily aimed at addressing Wi-Fi related issues with Nexus 7.
The update is available over the air. Downloading it may take longer. Features include locking screen modification, notification system modification, battery saving application, etc.
Though Google did miss out on Cyber Monday and other festive occasions, the new Android Lollipop is likely to revive interest in Nexus devices, which so far, have been overshadowed by other devices. While the update may not help Google to capture additional market share, it will prevent further loss of such share.