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

Update: Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact receive update

Authored by: Loie Favre — 3 weeks ago

Android Marshmallow may be the Android version on everyone's lips, but the various Android Lollipop updates - from Android 5.0 to Android 5.1.1 - continue to roll out across the world. The latest to get the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop love are Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge via AT&T. Read on to see which phones will get which Lollipop update and when.

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Find out when your device will receive the Android Lollipop update. / © ANDROIDPIT

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.


The entire Nexus family has now 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. The Nexus 7 (2013, Wi-Fi) received a new Android 5.1.1 factory image on June 30, with minimal additions and recently OTA updates have gone out to get Nexus devices on the right carrier builds.

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.

  5.0 5.0.1 5.0.2 5.1 5.1.1
Nexus 4 update Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Nexus 5 update Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Nexus 6 update Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Nexus 7 (2013) update Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Nexus 7 update Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Nexus 9 update Yes Yes Yes - Yes
Nexus 10 update Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Nexus devices are always (well, usually) first in line for Lollipop updates. / © ANDROIDPIT


Motorola has made it even easier to determine if and when your device will get the Android 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.

The good news for Verizon Moto X (2014) owners is that the Android 5.1 OTA update is rolled out June 30, as announced on Verizon's support pages. Likewise, soak tests on both Verizon and AT&T Moto X devices also began in early July.

The Android 5.1 update for the Droid Turbo went out mid-July. The announcement of the soak test was made earlier in the month by Motorola's David Schuster on Google+.

In August, Motorola announced that some of its devices were to be upgraded to Android Lollipop 5.1.1. See the table below for full details.

  5.0 5.0.1 5.0.2 5.1 5.1.1
Moto X (2014) update No No Yes Yes Yes
Moto X update No No Yes Yes Yes
Moto G (2014) update No No Yes Yes Yes
Moto G update No No Yes Yes Yes
Moto Maxx update No No Yes Yes -
Moto E update No No Yes Yes Yes
Moto E 2015 update No No Yes Yes -
Droid Turbo update No No Yes Yes -
Motorola's devices were some of the first to receive Lollipop. / © ANDROIDPIT


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.

In the US, HTC's VP of Product Management, Mo Versi announced that the HTC One M8 will get the Android M release. Android 5.1 has already started its rollout for the HTC One M9 and so has Android 5.0 for the HTC Desire Eye

  5.0 5.0.1 5.0.2 5.1 5.1.1
HTC One mini update Cancelled - - - -
HTC One mini 2 update Cancelled - - - -
HTC Desire Eye update Yes No Yes Yes -
HTC One M7 update No Yes Yes - -
HTC One M8 update No Yes Yes Yes -
HTC One M9 update - - Yes Yes -
HTC One Max update No No Yes - -
  • 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.
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The HTC One M8 is now running Android Lollipop. / © ANDROIDPIT


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

AT&T began rolling out its 5.1.1 update to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge devices in November. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini has also begun receiving the 5.1.1 update, with Russian owners being the first to benefit.

  5.0 5.0.1 5.0.2 5.1 5.1.1
Samsung Galaxy S6 update - - Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge update - - Yes Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 update No Yes No Yes -
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge update No Yes - - Yes
Samsung Galaxy S5 update Yes Yes - Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini update Yes - - - Yes
Samsung Galaxy Alpha update Yes - Yes - -
Samsung Galaxy S4 update No Yes - - -
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 update Yes Yes - - -
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 update Yes - - - -
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 update No No Yes -  
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 update No No Yes -  
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE 10.5 update No No Yes -  
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 update No No Yes -  
Samsung Galaxy S3 update Cancelled - - -  
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Samsung devices are receiving Android Lollipop thick and fast. / © ANDROIDPIT


LG was one of the early adopters of the Lollipop update, and many of its recent handsets are now running it. 2013's LG G2, for example, received the Lollipop update and jumped straight to version 5.0.2. The LG G2 Mini received the 5.0.2 update in some areas of the world and the LG G Flex 2 received the 5.1.1 update in South Korea. Verizon is rolling out the 5.1.1 update on the LG G3.

  5.0 5.0.1 5.0.2 5.1 5.1.1
LG G3 update Yes Yes - - Yes
LG G3S update Yes - - - -
LG G2 update No No Yes - -
LG G Pad 8.3 update Yes - - - -
LG G2 mini update Yes - Yes - -
LG G Flex update Yes - - - -
LG L90 update Yes - - - -
LG G Flex 2 update - Yes - - Yes
LG G4 update - - - Yes -


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.

Since then, Sony has announced that Android 5.1 will be rolling out to select devices from July. 

In September, Sony announced Android 5.1.1 updates for practically all its devices, and quickly began rolling them out.

On 29 October, 2015, Sony issued an OTA update for the Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact primarily designed to patch the Stagefright exploit. The update also allegedly improves performance in several areas, such as the camera load time and fingerprint sensor accuracy.

  5.0 5.0.1 5.0.2 5.1 5.1.1
Xperia Z5 - - - - Yes
Xperia Z5 Compact - - - - Yes
Xperia Z3 update No No Yes - Yes
Xperia Z3 Compact update No No Yes - Yes
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact update No No Yes - Yes
Xperia Z3v update No No Yes - -
Xperia Z Ultra update No No Yes - Yes
Xperia Z1 update No No Yes - Yes
Xperia Z2 update No No Yes - Yes
Xperia Z2 Tablet update No No Yes - Yes
Xperia Z update No No Yes - Yes
Xperia Z1 Compact update No No Yes - Yes
Xperia Z1 S update No No Yes - -
Xperia Z Tablet update No No Yes - Yes
Xperia ZR update No No Yes - Yes
Xperia Zl update No No Yes - Yes
Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition update No No Yes - Yes
There are many Sony fans out there eagerly awaiting Android Lollipop. / © ANDROIDPIT


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.

In July, Huawei released an Honor 4x firmware update that provided a beta version of Android 5.1.

  5.0 5.0.1 5.0.2 5.1 5.1.1
Huawei P8 update Yes - - - -
Huawei Ascend P7 update No - - - -
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 update No - - - -
Honor 6 update No - - - -
Honor 4X update No - - Yes (Beta) -
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Huawei's latest flagship, the Huawei P8, comes out of the box with Android 5.0 Lollipop. / © ANDROIDPIT


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 can download 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.

Cyanogen OS 12.1, which is built on Android 5.1.1, is rolling out now.

  5.0 5.0.1 5.0.2 5.1 5.1.1
OnePlus One update No No Yes (CyanogenMod 12s) (OxygenOS) - Yes (Cyanogen OS 12.1)
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The OnePlus One runs Cyanogen OS, which is stock Android with a few tweaks. / © AndroidPIT


Late, but not least, 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.

  5.0 5.0.1 5.0.2 5.1 5.1.1
ZenFone 6 update Yes - - - -
ZenFone 5 update Yes - - - -
ZenFone 4 update Yes - - - -
ZenFone 5 LTE update Yes - - - -
PadFoneS update Yes - - - -
Padfone Infinity update Yes - - - -


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.

  5.0 5.0.1 5.0.2 5.1 5.1.1
Oppo Find 7 update No No Yes (CyanogenMod 12s) - -

For everything else relating to Android Lollipop, head over to our what you need to know about Android 5.0 Lollipop page. 

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

Loie Favre found her way to her present passion for Android and smartphone technology after experiencing an epiphany when she held her Galaxy Note 2. From that point onwards, you can find her with her nose buried in countless Android apps and different smartphone models, and thanking her lucky stars that she gets to work at something she loves.


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  • When will I get the update on my Galaxy S5???

  • an update from android 5.0.2 to 5.1.1 version gets how much space will it use the previous version space or it occupy new space from internal memory on cynogen mode 12 os phones.i have yureka plus cynogen os 12 or i have to update directly to mallowmarsh 6.0 when update comes.

  • When are Redmi users getting the lollipop update?

  • Pat 4 weeks ago Link to comment

    When will be available the new os version for galaxy grand prime SM-G530H???

  • Pat 4 weeks ago Link to comment

    When will be available the lollipop version for Samsung galaxy grand prime?? SM-G530H?

  • When the blu stodio energy will get lolipop5.0 and how?

  • Xperia M2 dual here.
    Got lithe update and works like charm!

  • This update SUX.Another example of not being able to leave something that works well alone. The update takes an afternoon then another 3hrs to update all the apps. Intuitive typing has changed for the worse so you can make even more errors than without it.
    They've 'updated' my phone and screwed it up

  • I complained on this forum and got an update immediately... I was having issues where I could not swype and my phone became so slow I wanted to throw it. My favorite features about the S5 was the battery life and the SD card. Now the new Galaxy does not have an SD card and I do an update and battery life is halfed. Swype works again, but my phone is SO SLOW. I know there are kinks, but I think cutting the battery life (which was a HUGE deal for purchasers) and causing it go incredibly slow (really not working in our society) is a MAJOR let down. I think I will switching to the iPhone.

  • its say tht note3 will get 5.0.1 update but when? this post is quite old if I remember...but no update so for for note 3....

  • The Note 4 just recently got 5.1.1 so if you get the chance, you can update the list.

  • plz plz plz plz make a lollipop update for samsung galaxy tab 3 smt211 to be honest in my device there are no such types rom.iam hoping for your decision.hopefully i wil get cyanogenmod .plz accept my request.all the tab 3 users are wait for your co-operation.thank u

  • I install in my Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 6.0 Marshmallow. they have Android 6.0 Marshmallow Rom for most smartphones

  • Samsung galaxy grand duos ?can update to lollipop??

  • Am still waiting an that stupid update

  • Galaxy S5 SM-G900H will get lollipop 5.1 or not?

  • Will Verizon tablets and phones get this????

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