Is your phone or tablet getting the Android 5.0 update?
Google announced Android 5.0 Lollipop on October 15. It is the next major upgrade for Android that is supposed to launch in the coming weeks.
Android 5.0 is feature packed. It features a new Material Design user interface which can be best described as a refined Google Now interface with elements sliding on top and into each other.
The operating system features new animations and buttons, and new notificationsÂ as well.
As far as under the hood changes are concerned, Android Lollipop switches from the Dalvik runtime to ART by default which should improve performance significantly.
You find more information about Android 5.0 Lollipop on the official Android website.
The real question for Android phone owners and users is whether their device will receive the upgrade to version 5.0 or if they will be stuck with an earlier version instead.
There is no central registry that you can use to find out whether your device will be upgraded. Here is a short list of companies and phone models that will be upgraded. If you know of others that are not yet on the list let us know in the comment section below and we will add those to it asap.
The following Google devices will be updated to Android 5.0.
- Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play edition devices will receive the update in the coming weeks (November). (source)
- Google Play editions of HTC One M8 and M7, Samsung Galaxy S4, Moto G, Sony Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3.
HTC confirmed some device upgrades on Twitter when customers asked on the official channel about it. Updates will be rolled out within 90 days of receiving the final software from Google.
- HTC One (M8 and M7) will be upgraded, likely other One devices as well including the One mini and One mini 2. (source)
- Update: Schedule was posted by LLabTooFeR. HTC One M8 and M7 will receive update starting late November beginning December.Â HTC Desire Eye, HTC One M8 Dual Sim and HTC One M7 Dual Sim, HTC One E8, HTC One E8 Dual Sim and HTC Butterfly 2 receive updates from January on.
- HTC One Mini 2, Desire 816 from March
- HTC One Mac, HTC One Mini, HTC Butterfly S between March and May 2015.
Motorola announced on the official company blog that the following devices will receive the Android 5.0 upgrade.
- Moto X (first and second generation)
- Moto G (first and second generation)
- Moto G with 4G LTE
- Moto E
- Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini
The company published a blog post on the official Sony Mobile website in which it revealed its plans to upgrade several of its devices to Android 5.0. Upgrades are expected to launch in early 2015 for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series.
- The entire (premium) Z series will receive the Android 5.0 upgrade including Xperia Z, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z3.
- Galaxy Note 4 and Edge
- Galaxy S5 (December)
- Galaxy S5 Dual Sim (January to February)
- Galaxy S5 Mini (January to February)
- Galaxy Alpha
- LG G3
- LG G3 LTE-A
- LG G3 Beat
- LG G3 Stylus
- LG G2
- LG G Pro 2
Companies who have not released statements yet
- Samsung has not published an official statement yet. It is expected that the company's most recent flagship phones will get the Android 5.0 treatment at the very least (Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3).
- LG has not confirmed upgrades either yet. It is expected that the LG G3 will receive the upgrade, and likely that other devices such as the G2 line will get it as well.
- ZTE has not provided any information on whether any of its phones will be updated.
When you say Android Lollipop switches to ART by default, does that mean it’s possible to switch back to Dalvik?
I don’t know. You could switch from Dalvik to Art in Android 4.4, maybe this option will remain and let you switch back to Dalvik.
I bought my Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus earlier this year and it was released late last year… Why aren’t they giving me the update? Never buying anything from Samsung again..
Because that depends not on google but on samsung, and I believe some newer samsungs haven’t even received 4.4.4 yet.
Well, we all know that Samsung will not update many of their already released devices. I have tab3 and no kitkat. Samsung is c*ap.
I have got tab 3 (SM T210) and it has been upgraded to kitkat (4.4.2)
According to rumors Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and S5 (Samsung’s flagship smartphones for 2014) as well as their varieties and Tab Pro/S will have Lollipop soon. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and S4 were Samsung’s flagship smartphones for 2013.
Also the article forgot to mention the first Android One phones (Lollipop OTA for them is TBA), the announcement about the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet getting Lollipop at an unknown date, and the OnePlus One (which may get a new CyanogenMod build based on Lollipop in a few or several months).
Xiaomi’s web outlets has been bombarded by a slew of requests for MIUI + Lollipop, but the company is currently silent on when MIUI, the Mi4, and other upcoming stuff will have Lollipop. Other big Chinese smartphone manufacturers like Huawei, Oppo and Meizu are currently silent on the Android 5.0 Lollipop matter.
You forgot the Nexus 10, listed in the Google source. Was worried for a sec.
Out of ~19,000 different Android devices (phones & tablets) only ~30 devices may receive Android L . That’s 0.16%, while 47% of iOS devices are on iOS 8.x & 47% are on iOS 7.x .
it’s easy when you have one company manufacturing the apple devices versus having various companies creating various android devices with various changes to the OS
Look at Microsoft’s Windows. Various companies creating various PCs with various changes to the OS, yet Microsoft manage to send updates to them all at the same day.
Google should take away from all Android manufacturers and Cellular companies the ability to update Android OS leaving the only with drives, some apps….
Windows: closed source and still uses explorer shell across manufacturers, manufacturers usually install extra software and maybe wallpaper.
Android: open source and can be forked with a completely new interface and workings. Simple “updating” could and probably would cause numerous issues to the changes made.
Google is trying to close source a lot of their stuff, but it is still mostly open sourced and can easily be forked. When it’s modified as much as they did, then relying on “google” for the updates is pointless, and in the hands of amazon or samsung, or whoever.
Updates are not always better. Version 4.1.2 was the last version that we could root, and be able to set auto airplane mode (app controlled) to help save battery at night when we’re sleeping. Version 4.2 disabled our ability to root as well as removed any applications access to turning off the services (airplane mode), which is a big bummer because turning off airplane mode at night while we’re in bed, saves us 60% of battery life on average thus extending the various use states by hours and days.
As for Samsung haterz, I’m not one of them, I love (98%) my Samsung Galaxy SIIX (T989D). There are only two parts I wasn’t fond of I solved on my own by rooting the phone to delete one of it’s core features. That model phone has 4 lit keys instead of 1-3 like all their other models. The 4th key is a search function which not only searches, the phone (Core & SDCard), it can search the net as well depending on the action or function in operation when it is launched.
I rarely turn on the WiFi, data, NFC, or Blue tooth connections, so don’t need a button that will auto launch search parameters if I accidentally hit it. So I simply deleted it so the button does nothing now.
As for the second part it isn’t so much a Samsung only problem, it’s with any company that thinks making tiny and almost non existence bezels I have a problem with because it makes it so we can’t operate our phones with one hand easily without miss-pressing other unintentional keys. Which is why I loved my Blackberry Pearl with it’s split A/Z keyboard and very intuitive and often correct next word prediction algorithm.
Samsung’s native keyboard and next word prediction kinda sucks so I use a 3rd party keyboard app, I purchased… “Swype”, which was originally included in the phone’s original o/s (Gingerbread 2.3), but when it upgraded to Jellybean 4.0 … Swype was no longer included and they released their own. I got so used to Swype I purchased it.
Also the setup menu system I could easily understand and navigate, any version after 4.1.2 was difficult and a bit annoying because they decided to use a tab system to categorize the custom functions. In some cases some items which clearly should of been in one tab were located in other tabs. I don’t see why they had to change it…
The old one what ever we needed simply scroll down, and it wasn’t like we were scrolling for hours… it was a total of 6 screens down/up and the less used items were at the bottom so that wasn’t a problem. It was simpler, don’t need to go there, then don’t scroll all the way down. Now we must go through tabs and sub-menu’s to get to the items that used to be at the bottom. But I know this isn’t a Samsung problem as much as it is a Google problem.
Regardless, I still love my Samsung, and I’ve tried others, HTC, LG, and Sony…. hate them, they seem backwards and battery life sucked the worse on those. I went with Samsung mainly because [A] I like the company and own several of their other product lines, [B] SDCARD slot, [C] replace-able battery, [D] ability to use 3rd party batteries – meaning no circuit to lock them to a single brand/device!!!
Awaiting for Samsung to announce updates. Current phones are not Budget phones.
Do you think Note Pro 12.2(LTE version) will receive 5.0?
will my phone xolo q 800 will get the update sutesh
I really hope that my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 will get the update… It’s like just 9 months (or something) old… It’s not on the list and I couldn’t find it anywhere else so I’m a little scared to be honest.
Me too i got one and i really hope they didnt abandon them for the new tab s
“Is your phone or tablet getting the Android 5.0 update?”
Did I miss the part about the tablets?
Well I have a Samsung Note 3 and a HTC 1 M8. So far none of them has got the 5.0 update. Although various news sites states that Lollipop has rolled out for HTC 1, i haven’t got the option to update my phone.
Can you email me the instructions if you find a way out to update the phone other than the OTA option ?
Maybe the update haven’t reached your country just yet… I think that you must wait. Thought you can download cyanogenmod (just search google) if you want it right now.
I’m looking for latest android update for my huwei honor holly,Please suggest if any release from huwei is made.
I have a Moto G AT&T one, I updated it to lollipop, it was a OTA Update. Now everything is messed up, and Phone is behaving like an idiot. I cannot call anyone and cannot do anything. Rubbish!
I own Moto g 2nd generation mobile phone and yes I am getting update from Play store for Lollipop.
I own a LG G2 and recently I received Lollipop update , Its quite stable and dont have much bloatwares :)
I am using Samsung phone, still waited for a long time. At last I got it
Yes, I got Android 5.0 update with my Moto G 1st Generation & this upgrade has all the latest features. All the latest features of this upgrade have true solution for many tasks. I like the features of Android 5.0 upgrade.
I bought android one and a Samsung phone. Even after the huge price difference, there is no update for my Samsung phone, while my android one is running on marshmallow.
Awaiting for Samsung Latest Smartphone with New Android Updates. Current phones are not Budget phones.
Nokia is making entry in the market with the latest Android v7.0. What can be better than this, well known brand making the come back with the latest technology.