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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.

PHONESANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP UPDATE EXPECTED RELEASE
Samsung Galaxy Note 4January-February 2015
AT&T Galaxy Note 4March-April 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4March-April 2015
Verizon Galaxy Note 4May-June 2015
Sprint Galaxy Note 4February-March 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note EdgeJanuary-February 2015
AT&T Galaxy Note EdgeMarch-April 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy Note EdgeMarch-April 2015
Verizon Galaxy Note EdgeMay-June 2015
Sprint Galaxy Note EdgeFebruary-March 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 3 NeoMarch-April 2015
AT&T Galaxy Note 3June-July 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3June-July 2015
Verizon Galaxy Note 3June-July 2015
Sprint Galaxy Note 3May-June 2015
Samsung Galaxy S5 and S5 Mini/Active/SportJanuary-February 2015 December 2014
AT&T Galaxy S5March-April 2015 January-February 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy S5March-April 2015 January-February 2015
Verizon Galaxy S5May-June 2015 March-April 2015
Sprint Galaxy S5February-March 2015 January-February 2015
Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini/ActiveMarch-April 2015
AT&T Galaxy S4June-July 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy S4June-July 2015
Verizon Galaxy S4June-July 2015
Sprint Galaxy S4May-June 2015
Samsung Galaxy AlphaJanuary-February 2015
Samsung Galaxy Grand PrimeMarch-April 2015
Samsung Galaxy K ZoomMarch-April 2015
Samsung Galaxy Ace StyleMarch-April 2015
TABLETS
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, 10.5January-February 2015
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8.0, 10.1March-April 2015
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, 10.1, 12.2January-February 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 EditionMarch-April 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 8.8, 10.1, 12.2January-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.

PHONESANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP UPDATE EXPECTED RELEASE
HTC One M8Jaunuary-February 2015
AT&T HTC One M8Jaunuary-February 2015
T-Mobile HTC One M8Jaunuary-February 2015
Verizon HTC One M8Jaunuary-February 2015
Sprint HTC One M8Jaunuary-February 2015
HTC One M7Jaunuary-February 2015
AT&T HTC One M8Jaunuary-February 2015
T-Mobile HTC One M8Jaunuary-February 2015
Verizon HTC One M8Jaunuary-February 2015
Sprint HTC One M8Jaunuary-February 2015
HTC One MaxMarch-April 2015
HTC One E8March-April 2015
HTC One MiniMarch-April 2015
AT&T HTC One MiniMay-June 2015
HTC One Mini 2March-April 2015
HTC Desire 820May-June 2015
HTC Desire 510May-June 2015
HTC Desire 516May-June 2015
HTC Desire 816May-June 2015
AT&T HTC Desire 816July-August 2015
HTC Desire 610May-June 2015
AT&T HTC Desire 610July-August 2015
HTC Desire 601May-June 2015
HTC ButterflyMay-June 2015
HTC Butterfly SMay-June 2015
HTC Droid DNAMaybe/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.

PHONESANDROID 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 LTENovember-December 2014
AT&T Moto G LTENovember-December 2014
T-Mobile Moto G LTENovember-December 2014
Motorola Moto ENovember-December 2014
Verizon Droid UltraNovember-December 2014
Verizon Droid MaxxNovember-December 2014
Verizon Droid MiniNovember-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.

PHONESANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP UPDATE EXPECTED RELEASE
Sony Xperia Z3March-April 2015
T-Mobile Xperia Z3March-April 2015
Verizon Xperia Z3 (v)March-April 2015
Sony Xperia Z3 CompactMarch-April 2015
Sony Xperia Z2March-April 2015
AT&T Xperia Z2March-April 2015
T-Mobile Xperia Z2March-April 2015
Sony Xperia Z2aMarch-April 2015
Sony Xperia Z1May-June 2015
Sony Xperia Z1 CompactMay-June 2015
Sony Xperia ZMay-June 2015
Sony Xperia Z UltraMay-June 2015
Sony Xperia ZLMay-June 2015
Sony Xperia ZRMay-June 2015
Sony Xperia T3March-April 2015
Sony Xperia T2 UltraMay-June 2015
Sony Xperia SPMay-June 2015 Won’t receive any update
Sony Xperia MMay-June 2015
Sony Xperia M2March-April 2015
Sony Xperia M2 AquaMarch-April 2015
Sony Xperia LMay-June 2015 Won’t receive any update
Sony Xperia C3March-April 2015
Sony Xperia E3March-April 2015
Sony Xperia E1May-June 2015
TABLETS
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet CompactMarch-April 2015
Sony Xperia Z2 TabletMarch-April 2015
Sony Xperia Tablet ZMay-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!

PHONESANDROID 5.0 LOLLIPOP UPDATE EXPECTED RELEASE
LG G3March-April 2015 November 2014
AT&T LG G3March-April 2015 November-December 2014
T-Mobile LG G3March-April 2015 November-December 2014
Sprint LG G3March-April 2015 November-December 2014
Verizon LG G3March-April 2015 November-December 2015
LG G3 s / Beat / VigorMay-June 2015 December 2015
LG G3 StylusMarch-April 2015 December 2014
LG G2March-April 2015 January-February 2015
AT&T LG G2March-April 2015 January-February 2015
T-Mobile LG G2March-April 2015 January-February 2015
Sprint LG G2March-April 2015 January-February 2015
Verizon LG G2March-April 2015 January-February 2015
LG G2 miniMaybe/Maybe not
LG G Pro 2March-April 2015
LG G ProMay-June 2015
LG G FlexMarch-April 2015
AT&T LG G FlexMarch-April 2015
T-Mobile LG G FlexMarch-April 2015
Sprint LG G FlexMarch-April 2015
LG Lucid 3Maybe/Maybe not
LG F70Maybe/Maybe not
LG L70Maybe/Maybe not
LG L90Maybe/Maybe not
TABLETS
LG G Pad 10.1May-June 2015
LG G Pad 8.0May-June 2015
LG G Pad 7.0May-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.

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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