The most common question of the smartphone users these days is when will their phone get Android Lollipop update? Google first introduced Android Lollipop at its I/O 2014 and since then we have long been awaiting for an entirely new design Android OS. Android Lollipop first arrived on Google’s Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet in October 2014 and since then we read a lot about the Android L updates for different handsets like Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge etc.
The most annoying drawback with Android updates, is its timely availability for the older Android version handsets. Despite the Google Nexus handsets get the latest version of Android as soon as it is released, this is not the case with others. All other brands including Samsung, Sony, LG and hTC provide the updates to their users too late and that is why Apple compared its new iOS 8 adoption to Android Kitkat adoption and their was a big difference!
But Most of major smartphone companies have taken a bit longer to get new Android lollipop onto their latest devices. The delay of getting Android by these companies is because of the compatibility reasons and they want to test it on their hardware first. The idea of testing Android Lollipop on their hardware first is to add their own flavor via UI overlays while integrating new system features and designs. Quite a few manufacturers, Samsung, LG and HTC, have already announced to update Android Lollipop or we have seen leaked software builds pictured online.
When will your specific device get the Android Lollipop flavor? This is the questions we will try to answer today by unveiling this information hub.
Google has already begun to roll out Android Lollipop to its Nexus handsets and tablets, this means that if you have a Nexus 5, Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 the Android Lollipop update has already hit your device or it is very soon.
HTC announced that it would update both the HTC One and HTC One M8 with Android Lollipop just after its new version was announced. On that occasion HTC said it would complete the update of Android Lollipop to both devices 90-day after receiving the source code from Google. Now according to HTC, the company had received the hold of the code by the Google on November 4 2014. The company said that now it will start the work on updating HTC One and HTC One M8 it means that it might be available by February 2015.
It looks like that the Android Lollipop update will be spread in 2015 as some of the devices receiving the update in the first half of the year. According to expectations, HTC One M8 and the HTC One M7 will get Android flavor in the first quarter of 2015. In the second quarter of the year 2015 One E8, Desire EYE, One M8 EYE, Butterfly 2 might get Android flavor as well. For the devices like One Max, M7 Dual SIM, Desire 816, Desire 820u, One M8 Mini, One E8 China, One M8 EYE China third quarter of 2015 is expected. Finally Desire 510, 610, 820s, and One Mini would be updated with Android Lollipop in in the last quarter of the 2015.
Motorola is normally faster than its competitor smartphone companies when it’s come to update the devices with latest test. The United States based company, Motorola once again came first in updating the devices with the latest Android Lollipop flavor. According to the company, the Moto G and Moto E will be the first devices to update with Android Lollipop, but no hard date and time period has been released just yet.
Motorola has informed on its website that there will be other devices getting the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop as well. According to the company, the Moto X 2013, Moto G 2014, Moto X 2014, will get the Lollipop flavor soon. The Droid Ultra, Moto G With 4G LTE, Droid Maxx and the Droid Mini are also expected to update with Android Lollipop. But again the Motorola has not announced any date so far.
On Motorola’s website there is also guidance provided to tell you when your specific handset will receive the update. Miserably it is restricted to United States carriers.
Korean smartphone maker, LG is planning to roll out Android update in its G3 for polish users. LG is very fast and furious when it’s come to Android updates. With this planning LG has passed its competitors, and more interestingly, it looks like the LG G3 will get Android Lollipop before Google’s LG-built Nexus 4 and Nexus 5.
President and Chief operating system of the LG Dr. Jong-Seok Park said that LG is absolutely committed to give our customers the best mobile experiences available. He said that bringing Android Lollipop to LG G3 owners as soon as possible is their top priority.
How Android Lollipop Looks On The G3
Here are is the best preview of how Android Lollipop looks like on the LG G3.
Sony has exposed its intentions for upgrading its devices to Android Lollipop and if you bought the Sony mobiles in the recent past this is good news for you. If you have a Sony Xperia device and it’s part of the Z series then you will be glad to know that you are very lucky.
The Japanese company, Sony has a long list of devices which will be updated to Android Lollipop. According to the list the devices expected to get Android flavor include the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S and Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z. There are more devices which will be updated to Android Lollipop are Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet. Hold down because the list is not finished yet there are some names remaining because Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Compact, and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact will also be updated with latest version of Android. If you want your handset in this list we are very sorry to say that Sony will unlikely add anything more to this list.
During the Consumer Electronic Show 2015, Chief Operating Officer of Sony Michael Fasulo announced the Xperia Z3 would be updated to Android Lollipop 5.0 at the start of February this year.
Asus has an excellent credibility in the past for updating its devices with the latest Android version. Even though it has been also known to take its time but it has a good history when its come to update the devices with Android flavor. It looks like the same this time around also. If you have a latest Asus device, you will have to wait for some time but your wait will not be too long because Asus is expected to roll out update in Second quarter of 2015.
Although there is no official word from Asus so far but a leaked road map revealed that the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5, ZenFone, 6, PadFone S and the ZenFone 5 LTE will receive the Android Lollipop update in April 2015. According to the leaked roadmap the PadFone Infinity 2 will have to wait a bit longer to get the Android flavor as it is expected to updated with Android Lollipop in June 2015.
Samsung has been working quite secretly to bring Android Lollipop updates to its devices. But it looks like that wait is finally over and Samsung devices are about to get Android flavor. We have brought a complete list of Samsung devices which will be updated to Android Lollipop.
Here is the list of Samsung devices getting the Android Lollipop update.
• Samsung Galaxy S5
• Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
• Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
• Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
• Samsung Galaxy S4
• Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
• Samsung Galaxy Note 3
• Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
• Samsung Galaxy S3
• Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4
• Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1
• Samsung Galaxy TabPro 12.2
• Samsung Galaxy Note 2
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
• Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
• Samsung Galaxy A5
• Samsung Galaxy A3
• Samsung Galaxy Note 4
• Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
• Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
• Samsung Galaxy S4 GPE
• Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
• Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Nvidia has now showcased Android 5.0 Lollipop on board the Shield gaming tablet. The company also confirmed that its gaming device would also be updated with Android Lollipop before the end of November 2015. This update in November 2014 will make it the first non-Nexus device to get the latest version of Android.