When will your Smartphone Receive Android 5.0 Lollipop (UPDATE)


android lollipopAlongside the new Nexus 6, Motorola has revealed the first information on its plans to update its existing devices to the new Android 5.0 Lollipop.

In a blog post, Moto confirms that the following devices are in line for an Android 5.0 update —

  • Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen)
  • Moto G (1st and 2nd Gen)
  • Moto G with 4G LTE
  • Moto E
  • Droid Ultra
  • Droid Maxx
  • Droid Mini

Moto notes that updates for other devices may depend on its partners, and that it’ll continue to keep folks updated through its update status page.


The operating system is the most drastic change to Android since the release of Ice Cream Sandwich in late 2011. Lollipop features a redesigned user interface referred to as Material Design, along with improvements to the lock screen and notification menu. The update also delivers improved battery life and performance. (so we heard…)

You have seen the confirmed Motorola devices (and of course the Nexus 6 & 9) set to receive the update [above], but what about your existing smartphone?

Google announced that the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 will be updated to Android 5.0 in the coming weeks. The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will be available in early November; we expect to see updates to begin rolling out around this time.

HTC previously announced that it will begin rolling out an Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 worldwide “within 90 days of receiving final software from Google,” meaning we should see the update sometime before February. The company will also update other One family members and select devices “shortly thereafter.”

Samsung has yet to announce plans on which devices will see the update, but we fully expect most (if not all) of its 2014 portfolio to be updated and quite possibly the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. The question is when will these devices get updated? Samsung has had a poor track record with delivering timely updates in the past.

LG has not yet confirmed when or which devices will be receiving the Android 5.0 update. We expect to see it on the LG G3 and G2 Pro, and quite possibly the G2 and original G Pro.

Sony is another company that hasn’t revealed its update plans. As has been the case with other companies, we expect Sony’s current lineup of devices, such as the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 V and Xperia Z3 compact, to see an update at some point.

This article will be updated as more information about Android 5.0 Lollipop is released.


Jeddy Genrwot

Jeddy "The Jedi" is a budding professional with extensive conceptual knowledge in Web Development technologies and Computer Systems. "In like" with the Internet Startup space and cloud computing. A passionate gamer and social media enthusiast.
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