Thursday, June 4, 2015

Android Lollipop update: which phones will get it and when?

We've broken down our list by manufacturer, and arranged all the data into neat tables, so scroll through to find your OEM and look for your specific device below to find out when (or if) you'll be getting the Android Lollipop update.

Google


Almost the entire Nexus family has received the coveted Lollipop update up to Android 5.1.1. One of the perks of Nexus phones is that you can download factory images for the latest - and older - Android versions from the official Google Developers' site.
Just click the link, then scroll down until you find your Nexus device and download the version you want. Factory images generally appear before OTA (over the air) updates - but not always - so if you're feeling impatient you can just download the latest Android version manually.
If you want to update your Nexus device to Lollipop manually, then follow our guide on how to update your Nexus 5 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. This guide also applies if you're not using a Nexus 5 or want to update to a different Lollipop version - just swap out the Nexus 5 and Android 5.1.1 with the files for your particular Nexus device and the Android version you want.
5.05.0.15.0.25.15.1.1
NEXUS 4 UPDATEYesYesNoYesYes
NEXUS 5 UPDATEYesYesNoYesYes
NEXUS 6 UPDATEYesYesNoYesYes
NEXUS 7 (2013) UPDATEYesNoYesYesYes
NEXUS 7 UPDATEYesNoYesYesYes
NEXUS 9 UPDATEYesYesYesNoYes
NEXUS 10 UPDATEYesYesYesYesYes

Motorola


Motorola has made it even easier to determine if and when your device will get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update thanks to a dedicated page on the official Motorola website. As of yet, Motorola device owners are unable to see an exact date of the update, only that it will or will not arrive on their device. Hopefully more info will be added in the near future.
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MOTO X 2014 UPDATENoNoYesYes-
MOTO X UPDATENoNoYesYes-
MOTO G (2014) UPDATENoNoYesYes-
MOTO G UPDATENoNoYesYes-
MOTO MAXX UPDATENoNoYes--
MOTO E UPDATENoNoYesYes-
MOTO E 2015 UPDATENoNoYesYes-
DROID TURBO UPDATENoNoYes--

HTC


The HTC One M7 and One M8 jumped aboard the Lollipop ship in early 2015. While it's certain that the One M8 will be making the jump beyond Android 5.1 (eventually), there is some uncertainty around the HTC One M7. The rare Google Play Edition of HTC's two-year-old former flagship got the Android 5.1 update, but there has been no word on whether the standard One M7 will get it.
HTC was one of the first smartphone manufacturers to comment on the Lollipop release, promising that they'd roll out Android updates within 90 days of their release. While the HTC One M8 just managed to stick to this promise, the One M7 rollout has been a bit slower. The One M7 Lollipop update began in February, but not everyone has received it yet.
5.05.0.15.0.25.15.1.1
HTC ONE MINI UPDATECancelled----
HTC ONE MINI 2 UPDATECancelled----
HTC DESIRE EYE UPDATENoNoYes--
HTC ONE M7 UPDATENoYesYes--
HTC ONE M8 UPDATENoYesYes--
HTC ONE M9 UPDATE--Yes--
HTC ONE MAX UPDATENoNoYes--


  • Other HTC devices expected to make the update include the Butterfly 2, Desire 816 and Desire 820, Desire Eye, One (E8) and possibly the Desire S.

Samsung


After being out for a few months, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are in line for their first Android updates in June. Besides the usual bug fixes and stability improvements, owners can look forward to taking photos in RAW format. This is good news for amateur photographers, who will now be able to do more in-depth photo editing of their Galaxy S6 photos. The update will also include a 'Guest' mode.
The Galaxy S5 Mini is set to receive Android 5.0.1 Lollipop in Q2 2015, while the Galaxy S4S5Galaxy Note 4Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note 3 have already received it. The Galaxy A5 and A7 received the update in January.
5.05.0.15.0.25.15.1.1
SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 UPDATE--YesYesYes
SAMSUNG GALAXY S6 EDGE UPDATE--YesYesYes
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4 UPDATENoYesNo--
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE EDGE UPDATENoYes--Confirmed
SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 UPDATEYesYesNo--
SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 MINI UPDATEYes----
SAMSUNG GALAXY ALPHA UPDATEYes----
SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 UPDATENoYes---
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 3 UPDATEYesYes---
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2 UPDATEYes----
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB PRO 12.2 UPDATENoNoYes-
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S 8.4 UPDATENoNoYes-
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S 8.4 LTE 10.5 UPDATENoNoYes-
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S 10.5 UPDATENoNoYes-
SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 UPDATECancelled---

LG



LG was one of the early adopters of the Lollipop update, and many of its recent handsets are now running it. 2013'sLG G2, for example, received the Lollipop update and jumped straight to version 5.0.2. There has been no word on whether the G2 Mini will get Lollipop, but we think it seems likely.
5.05.0.15.0.25.15.1.1
LG G3 UPDATEYes----
LG G3S UPDATEYes----
LG G2 UPDATENoNoYes--
LG G PAD 8.3 UPDATEYes----
LG G2 MINI UPDATEYes----
LG G FLEX UPDATEYes----
LG L90 UPDATEYes----
LG G FLEX 2 UPDATE-Yes--Confirmed
LG G4 UPDATE---Yes-

Sony


Finally, Sony has announced that AOSP versions of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop are rolling out to the Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra. What's more, Sony has brought back the 'Close all' feature that disappeared when Lollipop was first released. The popular feature is making a comeback on all Lollipop devices.
The Xperia Z2 has received Android 5.0.2, though it's not clear whether this is an OTA update or not. 
5.05.0.15.0.25.15.1.1
XPERIA Z3 UPDATENoNoYes-Yes
XPERIA Z3 COMPACT UPDATENoNoYes--
XPERIA Z3 TABLET COMPACT UPDATENoNoYes--
XPERIA Z3V UPDATENoNoYes--
XPERIA Z ULTRA UPDATENoNoYes--
XPERIA Z1 UPDATENoNoYes--
XPERIA Z2 UPDATENoNoYes--
XPERIA Z2 TABLET UPDATENoNoYes--
XPERIA Z UPDATENoNoYes--
XPERIA Z1 COMPACT UPDATENoNoYes--
XPERIA Z1 S UPDATENoNoYes--
XPERIA Z TABLET UPDATENoNoYes--
XPERIA ZR UPDATENoNoYes--
XPERIA ZL UPDATENoNoYes--
XPERIA Z ULTRA GOOGLE PLAY EDITION UPDATENoNoYes--

Huawei



Chinese smartphone giant Huawei isn't usually the first to the table when it comes to Android updates, but slowly and surely it's appearing on devices. The Ascend Mate 7, Ascend P7 and Honor 6 look like they will get Lollipop in June, while Huawei is inviting Ascend Mate 2 owners to register to test Lollipop 5.0 on their devices.
Surprisingly, the recently-released Honor 4X and Honor 6+ will have to wait until August to get the Lollipop update. It'll nearly be time for Android M by then!
5.05.0.15.0.25.15.1.1
HUAWEI P8 UPDATEYes----
HUAWEI ASCEND P7 UPDATENo----
HUAWEI ASCEND MATE 7 UPDATENo----
HONOR 6 UPDATENo----
HONOR 4X UPDATENo----

OnePlus


Ever the maverick, OnePlus has already rolled out its mildly tweaked version of Android 5.0.2, Cyanogen OS 12. There's more to the story though. As is well known, OnePlus and Cyanogen had a big falling-out, which means that OnePlus is phasing in its own OS, OxygenOS, to the OnePlus One.
Cyanogen OS remains the official OTA operating system for the OnePlus One for now, but OxygenOS will be the default operating system for the OnePlus Two, but on the One it's only available as a manual install for now. You candownload OxygenOS here.
Both Cyanogen OS and OxygenOS are based on the latest versions of Android, but with minor tweaks and offering more customizability. You can read up on the two operating systems in our Cyanogen OS vs OxygenOS comparison.
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ONEPLUS ONE UPDATENoNoYes (CyanogenMod 12s) (OxygenOS)--

Asus


Late, but not last, Asus finally began rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 owners in May 2015. With the release, Asus warned that many of the pre-installed apps on their devices will be deleted when people upgrade to Lollipop.
Pre-installed apps facing the chop include Battery Widget, Movie Studio, Cloud Print and Magic Smoke Wallpapers. Sounds like a quick and easy way to get rid of bloatware to us!
For the full list of release notes and things that will be affected by the Lollipop update on Asus devices, see Asus'official Lollipop page for the ZenFone 5.
5.05.0.15.0.25.15.1.1
ZENFONE 6 UPDATEYes----
ZENFONE 5 UPDATEYes----
ZENFONE 4 UPDATEYes----
ZENFONE 5 LTE UPDATEYes----
PADFONES UPDATEYes----
PADFONE INFINITY UPDATEYes----

Oppo 


The full Lollipop release is yet to appear on the Oppo Find 7, but you can now download the AOSP version of Lollipop for the device at Oppo's forums. This will get rid of Oppo's ColorOS interface, and replace it with the stock Lollipop interface, for those who are so inclined.
If you're losing hope of an official OTA Lollipop update for the Find 7, you can also download Cyanogen OS (Android 5.0.2) for the device from XDA Developers' forums.
5.05.0.15.0.25.15.1.1
OPPO FIND 7 UPDATENoNoYes (CyanogenMod 12s)--




Are you still waiting for the Lollipop update? Do you think Android 5.2 Lollipop will ever get released now that Android M is just around the corner? Let us know in the comments.


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