When is my phone getting the Android Lollipop update? Here's what we know about the release
- Nexus 5 - in the next few weeks
- Nexus 4 - in the next few weeks
- Nexus 10 - in the next few weeks
- Nexus 7 - in the next few weeks
- Galaxy S4 GPE - in a few weeks
- LG G Pad 8.3 GPE - in a few weeks
- Xperia Z Ultra GPE - in a few weeks
All the Xperia Z devices listed below will be getting Lollipop, announced Sony, with the Z2/Z3 getting it first in early 2015:
1. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 401; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)
For most Android users: next year to never.
8. mistertimi (Posts: 76; Member since: 28 May 2014)
The article should state that Andriod L is just in preview mode at the moment - much like iOS 8's beta. While most of us here know this, it's a surprising omission from the article, especially when they've been doing incredibly simple "how-to" videos for the not so tech-savvy..
43. hipnotika (Posts: 306; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
you can install ios8 beta to all iphone models at the same time ;)
49. vincelongman (Posts: 1699; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Expect iOS 8 on a iPhone 4S and 5 will probably be missing features like how the iOS 7 on the 4 and 4S are missing features from iOS 7
65. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)
IOS 8 is really just Android 4.0 with a heavy IOS Skin.
68. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4417; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
No you are being too generous. It's more like Android 2.1 with a heavy iOS skin...
Please get it right. lol
+1 for the decent try
57. jacobxtyler (Posts: 27; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)
that's what happens when your phone selection lacks variety.
82. SellPhones82 (Posts: 565; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
If by "all" you mean the 4S and up, then yes, as long as you pay your $99 for a developer account so you can pay them to test their own OS...makes sense!
90. joseg81 (Posts: 168; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
so you're saying ios8 can be installed on an iphone 3gs? or the 2 or maybe even the original iphone?
89. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
PA still doesn't know when it will be release. it's up too the manufacturer for future updates.
50. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
Too much ahead that even android users cant see it running on their phones
71. evarod48 (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
the only people that should be using iphones are those with tiny hands or those who don't understand technology.
76. techspace (Posts: 778; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
What makes you think that iphones are for those with tiny hands? The 6 and 6 plus aren't small phones and I don't understand why some people think that ios much easier to use when compared to android.
People with tiny hands and people who don't know much about technology can also use android phones.
79. jesusnexo (Posts: 62; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
why do you people bring apple in here? doe sit make your d*ck grow an inch every time you insult some company you dont like for no reason?
yeah f**k nestle.
84. Ashoaib (Posts: 2428; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
yeah... I agree with you, why to bring a sub standard iphone and ios in android's article? what benefit it will provide?
44. joey_sfb (Posts: 3231; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Quite happy with kk and 4.3
I will get L with my newer device purchase. I upgrade my phone and tablet every year so software update not a big issue for me
I just wish their hurry up with the Android extension pack and give us Tegra K1 like gpu and games.
51. rf1975 (Posts: 249; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Bitter truth. Most of the last years phones still did not updated to kitkat
54. elirev4 (Posts: 14; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)
That's exactly why my next smartphone is going to be a Nexus.
I'm tired of waiting almost 8 months for each firmware update.
Owns a Galaxy S4.
66. jdot104 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
I made this vow after using several other phones and watching update after update pass by. Trust me, you won't regret it. I was clutching my Nexus 5 so hard during the Google I/O keynote.
61. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4417; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
They said the same about KitKat. People just never learn...
2. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
It's a hassle for rooted users. Hope the update worth it.
13. Doakie (Posts: 1322; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Why do people still root their phones? I haven't rooted since my Sensation 4G. I'm just curious what the point is these days.
93. bob_monkeywarts (Posts: 208; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)
I'm not rooted and I have a hotspot...
18. Takeharu (Posts: 82; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Customization and custom roms.
Nothing beats CyanogenMod imo, not even stock android!
That alone is a reason to root for me at least.
And then you have all the cool root apps like Xposed and Adaway which are extremely useful.
40. rd_nest (Posts: 824; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
CyanogenMod is over hyped. Only geeks are interested, bland and boring like stock.
Smart people only needs root and Xposed.
48. MJK91 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Jun 2014)
Nonsense. Xposed is great but can't give you HALO, Hover, PIE...
23. cncrim (Posts: 547; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Add new language keyboard. Wakeup mod without reach all the way top of the phone.
26. steedsofwar (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
Audio mods, camera mods, overclocking et al, advert blocking, call recording, more powerful backup solutions such as making a system image, custom lockscreens, custom notification panel and statusbar icons, endless customisation features.
38. Takumi_Fujiwara (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Jun 2014)
That's what Android is all about-being open source. If our phone grow outdated and can't recieve further OEM update, then at least we can enjoy roms with higher Android bases using custom ROMs. take me for example-i own an "ancient HTC Sensation XE with beats Audio..that's a 2011 model phone..but on 2012 it was only updated as high as ICS 4.0.3 because HTC was stupid enough to assume that the hardware can't handle Jellybean with the HTC Sense interface (only Sense 3.6 for the official update)..but now look at my phone..because of the awesomest team of developers focused on HTC Devices (TEam Venom), my phone tasted Jellybean with Sense 4, 4+ and now, the latst is Sense 5 with Blinkfeed (Like HTC One)..and that makes me still proud to own this aging phone..:D
55. TheOldOne (Posts: 105; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
running the last version of Android for one.
You have a Nexus 3 stuck on 4.3 but, with Cyanogen, you get 4.4.4 for instance.
72. nottolate (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Jun 2014)
Here's why: My G2 now shoots 4K and extra slo-mo, It's focus might now be faster than the laser on the G3. I don't know but it is really fast. I clocked it in under 2 seconds. It also now has Magic Focus of course. It's audio with headphones are now astounding. I took off the buttons at the bottom of the screen and reclaimed all that space. I now use pie navigation. These are just some of the reasons why.
91. elitewolverine (Posts: 2068; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Sorry, not faster than laser focus it will focus in under or around 300milliseconds according to LG. And if you managed to mess that up, I wonder even the 'audio' claim. Sounds to me more like a, 'I put stripes on my car 50hp'. IMO that is.
100. nottolate (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Jun 2014)
Hey genius, ever heard of Viper or DSP Manager.apk? Sheesh!
83. SellPhones82 (Posts: 565; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
kernels and Xposed. I run stock roms and tweak them to my liking. Love having swipe to wake and/or double tap to wake on my N5 just like the G2 has.
85. Antimio (Posts: 279; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)
Xposed only. With GravityBox and NFC unlocker, happiest man ever.
3. SellPhones82 (Posts: 565; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Hopefully will be rocking the preview build on my N5 this weekend thanks to XDA!
4. WillieFDiaz (Posts: 66; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Which means for myself who uses a Nexus 5, I will see it after every one of my friends gets it, and weeks later, after all the other GPE devices get it. This happens to me every single time Ive owned a Nexus device.
41. fzacek (Posts: 2216; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
What are you talking about? The Nexus devices have always been the absolute first to receive the updates...
5. valapsp (Posts: 484; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
is that the stable release coming in july for nexus 5?
6. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
though they said that android L wont be available until Q4.........
19. joseg81 (Posts: 168; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
that's what i heard developers are getting it today or tomorrow and the rest of us in fall.
20. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Yeah, it's supposed to be a Dev prev. Until is released with new hardware or something this fall... So this seems quite misleading
30. bigdawg23 (Posts: 391; Member since: 25 May 2011)
All those phones except HTC(announced ones) are Google Play Edition phones running stock Android. Note 3 will be up to Samsung and I suspect that will be very late Q4 or Q1.
88. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
We can only hope. We went thru 3 updates already...so chances are very low to none.
16. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2058; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
I don't think the 2012 Nexus 7 will be getting it since it's past Google's 18 month update window.
42. fzacek (Posts: 2216; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Even if it's past the 18 month update window Google will might still update it, because they actually care about their customers...
78. Awalker (Posts: 561; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
18 months is the minimum. There's no maximum limit.
22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Wish you guys at PA stop posting articles like this. NO ONE doesn't even know when are we going to get ANDROID L. And it hadn't even been release so far only have 4.4.2 on my Z2. So everyone calm down we don't know when the manufacturers are going to put it out.
24. spasticpat (Posts: 72; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
So this list isn't the whole thing right? Will the Moto X be getting this update?
25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
The Moto X will get it a week after Google releases the source code. Watch.