The Verizon Ellipsis 8 originally seemed to us as an opportunity to put carrier branding on a tablet not gone to waste. The hardware may not be particularly impressive, but thanks to deals and promotions, a decent number of customers have gotten their hands on the tablet without feeling disappointed. Now they're about to make the leap from KitKat to Lollipop.

The over-the-air update currently hitting the tablet bumps the device up from Android 4.4.2 to 5.1.1. The software version is QZ3_31F40.

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Since there were obviously quite a few changes contained in Android 5.0, owners have quite a few new features to get familiar with. The support PDF below goes over some, and our coverage from the past year goes over what's left.