Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Schedule for Samsung, HTC, Sony, Motorola and LG

Google announced the Android 5.0 Lollipop a couple of days back and we’re already hearing news from various Android manufacturer partners for their Android 5.0 Lollipop update schedule. Major companies like HTC and Motorola announced their update plans right after a few hours of Google’s announcement, while Sony took a day to announce its update plans.

However, Samsung hasn’t said a single word yet on their Android 5.0 update schedule. Usually, Samsung updates its flagship devices to newer Android version between 90-120 days but we’re yet hear Samsung’s plan for the Lollipop update.

It generally takes 60-90 days for manufacturers to push update for the latest Android version after Google announces it. But that’s only the case for flagship devices, for non-flagship ones, companies take well over 90 days and sometimes don’t even update the other devices.

However, according to Google Android 5.0 update can run well on devices with 1GB RAM and dual-core or a quad-core processor. And almost all mid-end to high-end devices sold in 2013 and 2014 have this configuration so unless your manufacturer sucks, you can expect the Lollipop update for your Android devices released in 2013 or 2014.

If you’ve a Android device released before 2013, then even after being compatible (hardware-wise), your device may not get the Android 5.0 update officially. Because generally devices are only enrolled for Android updates for upto 18 months since release. But thanks to the massive community of independent developers on Android, you’ll most probably get the Android 5.0 update for your old Android device by the means custom ROMs based on AOSP. Popular examples of such custom ROMs are CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, OmniROM, etc.

For Nexus devices, Google has promised Android 5.0 update as early as Nov. 2014 when the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 starts shipping. And for Android One, no official statement has been made yet, but we guess that’ll be soon too given the stock experience of Android One devices and Google’s 2 years guaranteed updates policy.

Have a look at the table below for list of devices that’ll be getting the Android 5.0 update. As of now, we’re including devices only from the major Android device manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony and LG.

Some manufacturers have given initial statements that they will provide the Android 5.0 update as soon as they can, but no actual update date or other details have been shared though. So we’ve included devices for which we expect Android 5.0 update to arrive, even if official statements aren’t made by the respective manufacturers.

SAMSUNG

Samsung hasn’t given any official statement yet regarding its Android 5.0 update plans, but looking through the company’s record history, we’ve composed the following list of devices that we think will be getting the Android 5.0 update and when.

PHONES ANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP UPDATE EXPECTED RELEASE
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 January-February 2015
AT&T Galaxy Note 4 March-April 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 March-April 2015
Verizon Galaxy Note 4 May-June 2015
Sprint Galaxy Note 4 February-March 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge January-February 2015
AT&T Galaxy Note Edge March-April 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge March-April 2015
Verizon Galaxy Note Edge May-June 2015
Sprint Galaxy Note Edge February-March 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 3 Neo March-April 2015
AT&T Galaxy Note 3 June-July 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 June-July 2015
Verizon Galaxy Note 3 June-July 2015
Sprint Galaxy Note 3 May-June 2015
Samsung Galaxy S5 and S5 Mini/Active/Sport January-February 2015 December 2014
AT&T Galaxy S5 March-April 2015 January-February 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy S5 March-April 2015 January-February 2015
Verizon Galaxy S5 May-June 2015 March-April 2015
Sprint Galaxy S5 February-March 2015 January-February 2015
Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini/Active March-April 2015
AT&T Galaxy S4 June-July 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy S4 June-July 2015
Verizon Galaxy S4 June-July 2015
Sprint Galaxy S4 May-June 2015
Samsung Galaxy Alpha January-February 2015
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime March-April 2015
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom March-April 2015
Samsung Galaxy Ace Style March-April 2015
TABLETS
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, 10.5 January-February 2015
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8.0, 10.1 March-April 2015
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, 10.1, 12.2 January-February 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition March-April 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 8.8, 10.1, 12.2 January-February 2015

HTC

HTC has officially committed on Twitter to provide Android 5.0 update for its last two Flagship devices within 90 days of Google’s release. So that covers the update plans for HTC One M7 and One M8, but we went further to drill down all of HTC’s recent release and made the list below with expected Android 5.0 lollipop schedule for the following devices.

PHONES ANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP UPDATE EXPECTED RELEASE
HTC One M8 Jaunuary-February 2015
AT&T HTC One M8 Jaunuary-February 2015
T-Mobile HTC One M8 Jaunuary-February 2015
Verizon HTC One M8 Jaunuary-February 2015
Sprint HTC One M8 Jaunuary-February 2015
HTC One M7 Jaunuary-February 2015
AT&T HTC One M8 Jaunuary-February 2015
T-Mobile HTC One M8 Jaunuary-February 2015
Verizon HTC One M8 Jaunuary-February 2015
Sprint HTC One M8 Jaunuary-February 2015
HTC One Max March-April 2015
HTC One E8 March-April 2015
HTC One Mini March-April 2015
AT&T HTC One Mini May-June 2015
HTC One Mini 2 March-April 2015
HTC Desire 820 May-June 2015
HTC Desire 510 May-June 2015
HTC Desire 516 May-June 2015
HTC Desire 816 May-June 2015
AT&T HTC Desire 816 July-August 2015
HTC Desire 610 May-June 2015
AT&T HTC Desire 610 July-August 2015
HTC Desire 601 May-June 2015
HTC Butterfly May-June 2015
HTC Butterfly S May-June 2015
HTC Droid DNA Maybe/May Not Be

MOTOROLA

Motorola is the rockstar company when it comes to updating its devices to latest Android versions from Google. Motorola officially confirmed in a blog post that it’ll be updating all its Moto series devices (including Moto E) and a few Droid devices to Android 5.0 update very soon. We’ve seen Motorola updating its Moto X last year to KitKat within 30 days of Google’s release so expect something similar for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update as well.

Update (Nov 13, 2014): Motorola begins Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

PHONES ANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP UPDATE EXPECTED RELEASE
Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen. November-December 2014 Update released
AT&T Moto X 2nd Gen. November-December 2014
T-Mobile Moto X 2nd Gen. November-December 2014
Verizon Moto X 2nd Gen. November-December 2014 Update released
Sprint Moto X 2nd Gen. November-December 2014
Motorola Moto X 1st Gen. November-December 2014
AT&T Moto X 1st Gen. November-December 2014
T-Mobile Moto X 1st Gen. November-December 2014
Verizon Moto X 1st Gen. November-December 2014
Sprint Moto X 1st Gen. November-December 2014
Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen. November-December 2014 Update released
Motorola Moto G 1st Gen. November-December 2014
AT&T Moto G 1st Gen. November-December 2014
T-Mobile Moto G 1st Gen. November-December 2014
Verizon Moto G 1st Gen. November-December 2014
Sprint Moto G 1st Gen. November-December 2014
Motorola Moto G LTE November-December 2014
AT&T Moto G LTE November-December 2014
T-Mobile Moto G LTE November-December 2014
Motorola Moto E November-December 2014
Verizon Droid Ultra November-December 2014
Verizon Droid Maxx November-December 2014
Verizon Droid Mini November-December 2014

SONY

Sony is pretty cool too when it comes to pushing out software updates of the latest Android version to its Xperia line of devices. Sony boldly announced its Android 5.0 update plans in a blog post, saying “We’re bringing Android 5.0; Lollipop to the entire Xperia Z Series”. Bravo Sony! But we also expect you to release Android 5.0 update to non-Z devices which released only recently and can afford running the Android 5.0 Lollipop awesomeness.

PHONES ANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP UPDATE EXPECTED RELEASE
Sony Xperia Z3 March-April 2015
T-Mobile Xperia Z3 March-April 2015
Verizon Xperia Z3 (v) March-April 2015
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact March-April 2015
Sony Xperia Z2 March-April 2015
AT&T Xperia Z2 March-April 2015
T-Mobile Xperia Z2 March-April 2015
Sony Xperia Z2a March-April 2015
Sony Xperia Z1 May-June 2015
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact May-June 2015
Sony Xperia Z May-June 2015
Sony Xperia Z Ultra May-June 2015
Sony Xperia ZL May-June 2015
Sony Xperia ZR May-June 2015
Sony Xperia T3 March-April 2015
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra May-June 2015
Sony Xperia SP May-June 2015 Won’t receive any update
Sony Xperia M May-June 2015
Sony Xperia M2 March-April 2015
Sony Xperia M2 Aqua March-April 2015
Sony Xperia L May-June 2015 Won’t receive any update
Sony Xperia C3 March-April 2015
Sony Xperia E3 March-April 2015
Sony Xperia E1 May-June 2015
TABLETS
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact March-April 2015
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet March-April 2015
Sony Xperia Tablet Z May-June 2015

LG

LG, like its Korean rival-brother, Samsung, has chosen to stay quite on its Android 5.0 update plans. LG has a bad reputation in pushing out updates to the latest Android version so far, but we expect the manufacturer to improve its standing this year and push out Android 5.0 update as soon as they can and to as much devices as possible.

UPDATE (28/10/2014): LG just confirmed that LG G3 will be getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update in December 2014.

UPDATE (10/11/2014): LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update already leaked. LG will be officially releasing it within next 3-4 days. Crazy!

PHONES ANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP UPDATE EXPECTED RELEASE
LG G3 March-April 2015 November 2014
AT&T LG G3 March-April 2015 November-December 2014
T-Mobile LG G3 March-April 2015 November-December 2014
Sprint LG G3 March-April 2015 November-December 2014
Verizon LG G3 March-April 2015 November-December 2015
LG G3 s / Beat / Vigor May-June 2015 December 2015
LG G3 Stylus March-April 2015 December 2014
LG G2 March-April 2015 January-February 2015
AT&T LG G2 March-April 2015 January-February 2015
T-Mobile LG G2 March-April 2015 January-February 2015
Sprint LG G2 March-April 2015 January-February 2015
Verizon LG G2 March-April 2015 January-February 2015
LG G2 mini Maybe/Maybe not
LG G Pro 2 March-April 2015
LG G Pro May-June 2015
LG G Flex March-April 2015
AT&T LG G Flex March-April 2015
T-Mobile LG G Flex March-April 2015
Sprint LG G Flex March-April 2015
LG Lucid 3 Maybe/Maybe not
LG F70 Maybe/Maybe not
LG L70 Maybe/Maybe not
LG L90 Maybe/Maybe not
TABLETS
LG G Pad 10.1 May-June 2015
LG G Pad 8.0 May-June 2015
LG G Pad 7.0 May-June 2015

About Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

Android 5.0 Lollipop brings a number of new features for both users and developers alike, and most importantly Google has completely redesigned the whole user interface of Android with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The latest version of Android now uses a new design language called Material design.

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Material design is all about neat layouts, cool color profiles and sweet sweet animations throughout the OS. You’ll see a lot of buttery animations on the Android 5.0 update. Google even launched a dedicated site on Material design back in June with the release of Android L developer preview, you can take a look at it here.

Other than new design, Android 5.0 Lollipop update also brings various new features like Screen pinning which lets you pin a screen before you share your device with anyone else, so that the other person could only interact with that particular screen and not mess around with other stuff on your phone. Screen pinning is just one of the many new features in the Android Lollipop update, you can a look at the new changes over at the Android 5.0 Lollipop features page.

Android 5.0 Lollipop Features

Hope this page proves helpful for you. We’ve put good efforts in creating the list above, however, if you any device is missing, do let us know in the comments below.

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  • Afrodiseum

    Guess I have to wait until Easter.

    • sunil

      and what about s3 Neo gt-i9300i. it will get 5.0 or not.

      However, according to Google Android 5.0 update can run well on devices with 1GB RAM and dual-core or a quad-core processor. And almost all mid-end to high-end devices sold in 2013 and 2014 have this configuration. and s3 Neo has 1.5 Ram quad-core processor.

  • Limberth

    In sony’s website says that the xperia SP has already it latest. And final update… Jelly bean 4.3… So… Would. It jumps from jelly bean into lollypop without passing thorugh kit kat???

    • werwa

      Xperia SP is a 2013 device so i am almost sure that he wont get any more updates.

      • Abhijith

        You can have your hopes set in the new Sony AOSP project..

  • adrian

    ive asked sony themselves as i have a m2, there reply was that only the z series will be getting the L update. they have no intention of releasing it for other devices. it may change if enough m2 owners get on at sony but im not holding my breath.

  • jusben1369

    Getting Sprint HTC One M7 update now as I speak on Oct 24th.

  • shlsharma

    What about Galaxy Grand 2 ( feb -2014 release ) when it get lolipop update

    • Never ever.
      Samsung got tons of devices above Grand 2.
      You can pray to evil to get the update by Q4-15.

  • Akash

    When is Galaxy Note 3 neo expected to get a android 5.0 lollipop update in india

  • Mapa2014

    It Is official this information?

  • Awais

    What about the HTC Desire 610 ?

  • Awais

    What about the HTC Desire 610 ?

    • SmilingAhab

      If the 510 is getting it, then the 610 is most likely getting it around the same timeframe.

  • Me

    Samsung’s list is pure speculation.

    However, I do hope that the note pro 12.2 does get an update in Jan-Feb period.

    That would be cool since it is one of the most expense tablets ever released by Samsung.

  • Me

    Samsung’s list is pure speculation.

    However, I do hope that the note pro 12.2 does get an update in Jan-Feb period.

    That would be cool since it is one of the most expense tablets ever released by Samsung.

  • Brad

    I hope the DNA is included! I have no plans of getting rid of mine anytime soon!

  • SmilingAhab

    Ubersweet!
    If I’d taken the Moto G at the checkout line instead of the HTC Desire 510 I’d already be running Lollipop… 🙁

    But I converted to the new ART compiler and forced max CPU time and GPU 2d rendering, and I can REALLY tell the difference that new Qualcomm chip makes. Haven’t hit an ART-incompatible app yet, devs are really gearing up for 5.0!

    I give it 18 months before phones can give desktops released in 2008-2009 a run for their money.

  • addicto

    What about htc desire 616….??

  • Jeffrey

    The 4.4 update aint even out in my country lmao ( fuck The Netherlands ) so the 5.0 will probably not come out either.

    • Jeffrey

      I meant for the LG Optimus G Pro

  • ashutosh

    Is Update for htc desire 516 confirmed?

  • Mr.Frank

    Sad me, to depend on XDA for a couple of CM alternatives beck then, at the time of buying D410. Well, guess what, because that’s how luck works.

  • ashwin

    Wat about HTC 816g??

  • SkyFall

    What about galaxy s4 zoom? !

  • randy302332

    UPDATE 7/2/2015:

    This page turned out to be completely bogus. For example,the dates shown for the AT&T LG G Flex are “March-April 2015”.

    It’s now JULY and NO UPDATE.

    I don’t know where this site gets its facts.

  • Pantech Vega A890s secret note .when (or if!!) for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update…. Ta