This week’s sidebar poll: Are you running the Lollipop preview?

Lollipop, lollipop, oh lolly lolly lolly …

We’re back with another poll, where we get to pick your brains a bit and find out how you think, what you’re doing, and what you love (and hate)! It’s my favorite post to write each week, and this go ’round is going to be a fun one, I think.

Google has released “beta” previews of Lollipop for all of us to install and try. They have bugs, sport a new user interface design, and give us a peek at what having a Nexus 6 or Nexus 9 will be like. I know plenty of my hardcore Nexus buddies out there have flashed it. I also know that plenty haven’t, and a lot have switched back. Beta software means bugs. And of course, being available for only one phone makes a helluva difference.

Here’s you chance to tell me what you’ve done, and to fill the comments with friendly banter all about the Lollipop preview, the Nexus, and anything else that’s on your mind. The poll follows.





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