Android Lollipop 5.0: when will my phone be updated? (UPDATED!)

Android Lollipop 5.0: when will my phone be updated? (UPDATED!)

November 13, 2014: Update for Nexus devices

Android Lollipop 5.0 was first detailed at Google I/O back in June (as Android ‘L’), and it finally materialised on HTC’s Nexus 9 tablet and Motorola’s Nexus 6 smartphone a couple of weeks ago.

The obvious question now is: When will my phone be updated to Android Lollipop 5.0? What about the Samsung Galaxy S5? The Galaxy Note 4? The HTC One M8? The Sony Xperia Z3? The Motorola Moto G? Here we’re pulling together all the latest rumours and official words in one handy feature.

Android Lollipop 5.0: when will my phone be updated? (UPDATED!)Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012, 2013), Nexus 10 Android Lollipop 5.0 update

UPDATE: Android tweets: "#AndroidLollipop rollout has started and will soon be available on most #Nexus devices. Dessert is served." (November 12, 2014)

It's been a frustrating wait for Android Lollipop 5.0 on the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10. Confusingly, while we'd normally expect Nexus devices to be first in line, LG is already pressing ahead with the G3 Lollipop update, and the Moto G (2014) appears to be Go, too.

When Android Lollipop was first announced on October 15, Google promised it'd arrive for existing Nexus devices "in the coming weeks". Four weeks later...

To be fair to Google, it's likely ironing out any and all kinks, including the Nexus 5 battery issue that's been highlighted on the developer version of Lollipop.

Source: Google Official Blog

HTC One (M8), HTC One (M7) Android Lollipop 5.0 update

Last week, HTC tweeted: “We have the Android Lollipop code. We'll be updating the HTC One (M8) & (M7) within 90 days from today.” Unless we’re very much mistaken (we’ve been known to struggle with calendars on occasion), that means the Android Lollipop 5.0 update should be here for the HTC One M8 and One M7 before February 2015.

There's no official word yet on the HTC One Max, or more recent handsets like the HTC Desire Eye and One M8 Eye.

Source: twitter

Android Lollipop 5.0: when will my phone be updated? (UPDATED!)LG G3, G2 Android Lollipop 5.0 update

LG announced this week (w/c November 10) that the G3 Android Lollipop 5.0 update will arrive in Poland first, followed by “other key markets in the near future”.

The South Koreans claim they're first to roll out the Android Lollipop 5.0 update, though Motorola might dispute that... More on Motorola Lollipop updates below.

Meanwhile, a Facebook post from LG Electronics Deutschland confirms the LG G2 Android Lollipop 5.0 update will follow at a later date.

SourceLG Newsroom

Motorola Moto G, Moto X Android Lollipop 5.0 update

Motorola was quick to confirm it'll update the Moto X (first- and second-gen), Moto G (first- and second-gen), Moto G 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini to Lollipop Android 5.0.

Since Motorola's phones tend to run near-stock Android with a bare minimum of bloatware, it shouldn't be too long a wait.

Indeed, the guys at ArsTechnica say they've already been able to install the Android Lollipop 5.0 update on their unlocked second-gen Moto G (that's the one with the 5in display).

Source: Official Motorola Blog

Android Lollipop 5.0: when will my phone be updated? (UPDATED!)Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3 Android Lollipop 5.0 update

Over on SamMobile, the Samsung fans hear that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android Lollipop 5.0 update will arrive in late November/early December. An official Samsung tweet on October 21 showed the Galaxy Note 4 bathing in Lollipop glory, giving credence to the notion of a speedy update.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will likely be updated to Android Lollipop 5.0 in due course, being just over a year old.

Source: SamMobile, twitter

Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4 Android Lollipop 5.0 update

While Samsung hasn’t said much - or indeed anything - officially, the aficionados at SamMobile reckon the Android Lollipop 5.0 update will hit the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 in the “coming months”.

More specifically, the site believes the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android Lollipop 5.0 update will arrive in December.

As for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Android Lollipop 5.0 update, it's expected early next year, with the Exynos variant first in line.

SourceSamMobile

Android Lollipop 5.0: when will my phone be updated? (UPDATED!)Sony Xperia Z series Android Lollipop 5.0 update

Sony was quick to clarify the Android Lollipop update situation for its devices, firing up a blog post the day after the software was made official:

"We’ll be making Sony Mobile’s Android 'L' upgrade available for the entire premium Z series: including Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition devices will be first up – we’ll be back with more details on that soon.

"We’ll start the upgrade at beginning of 2015 for the core Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series – continuing thereafter for all remaining devices above."

Source: Official Sony Blog

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8 comments

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 12, 2014 at 13:22

They really got us by the ***insert your most vulnerable part*** , don't they?
Why do we buy stuff that can't possibly keep us 'happy' unless...unless we get THAT update?

I'm beginning to feel a lot of respect for people who buy phone, use phone. Get new phone when old phone dies...
There are now iPhone apps that only work with iOS8.x.x

Or, hey, buy our latest Z - soon...soooooooooon you'll be able to play your PS4 with it.
Oh, really? The most hyped feature is coming AFTER you start selling the phone?

Hey, buy this Volkswagen. We promise we work on fuel that will double its power in Q2 2015...

drugmonki  Nov. 12, 2014 at 21:18

If it's a Nexus 7 2012 wifi (which is not a phone, then again what does that make the Nexus 6?) then you can get it today and enjoy material goodness!!! http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-7/general/download-lollipop-lrx21p-factory-image-t2936961

Also please sort out the Chrome issue. It hasn't gone away for me. And i have to keep opening Firefox to contribute. That's a lot of clicking. Thank you.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 12, 2014 at 21:55

If it's a Nexus 7 2012 wifi (which is not a phone, then again what does that make the Nexus 6?) then you can get it today and enjoy material goodness!!! http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-7/general/download-lollipop-lrx21p-factory-image-t2936961

Also please sort out the Chrome issue. It hasn't gone away for me. And i have to keep opening Firefox to contribute. That's a lot of clicking. Thank you.


Oh, thanks for letting me know.
I will pass it on straightaway.
I know for a fact that some Chrome users posted today without problems.
Do you do anything 'different'? VPN? Hidemyass-types? Private surfing?
Anything that comes to mind lemme know ;)

drugmonki  Nov. 13, 2014 at 05:45

Nope, i do nothing different as far as I am aware. I'll try an incognito window later, maybe it's an extension wreaking havoc.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 13, 2014 at 07:46

Thanks. I emailed our Mr Tech ;)

drugmonki  Nov. 13, 2014 at 09:56

Forgive me it's on my end! :3 I just tried a incognito window and i had no issues in Chrome. My apologies. Now to find that stinking extension causing the issue...

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 13, 2014 at 10:27

That is very interesting, actually. Thanks for the heads up ;)

drugmonki  Nov. 13, 2014 at 10:49

Turns out it is an extension that forces websites to use a https connection

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/https-everywhere/gcbommkclmclpchllfjekcdonpmejbdp?hl=en

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