November 13, 2014: Update for Nexus devices
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.
Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012, 2013), Nexus 10 Android Lollipop 5.0 update
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.
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.
Source: LG 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
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.
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.
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