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

Update: More HTC rollouts underway

Authored by: Loie Favre — 2 weeks ago

Android M 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 Lollipop love are the HTC One M9, with the One M8 guaranteed the jump to Android M. 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.

Google

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

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+.

  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 -
Moto G update No No Yes Yes -
Moto Maxx update No No Yes Yes -
Moto E update No No Yes Yes -
Moto E 2015 update No No Yes Yes -
Droid Turbo update No No Yes Yes -
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Motorola's devices were some of the first to receive Lollipop. / © ANDROIDPIT

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.

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   -
HTC One M7 update No Yes Yes - -
HTC One M8 update No 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

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 S4, S5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note 3 have already received it. The Galaxy A5 and A7 received the update in January.

  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 - - Confirmed
Samsung Galaxy S5 update Yes Yes - Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini update Yes - - - -
Samsung Galaxy Alpha update 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

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. There has been no word on whether the G2 Mini will get Lollipop, but we think it seems likely.

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

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

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

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.

  5.0 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 - - - -
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Huawei's latest flagship, the Huawei P8, comes out of the box with Android 5.0 Lollipop. / © ANDROIDPIT

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 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.

OnePlus says you can expect the OnePlus One update to CM12.1 based on Android 5.1 to arrive "soon".

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

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.

  5.0 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 - - - -

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.

  5.0 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 M 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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  • Shosho Sunshine 4 hours ago Link to comment

    This update made my experia z3 BULLSHIT
    Camera button doesnt work.. Home screen became black.. Ads appears from google play.. Doesnt open links on Facebook and what's app
    This update is stupid how can i fix this???????

  • Garnet Bruce 5 days ago Link to comment

    Lollipop is the Microsoft Vista of phone upgrades, the predictive text has even forgotten how to spell "to". I actually took my S4 into my carrier and told him I wanted to throw it against his wall, take it out to the parking lot and run over it with my car, and then kick it across the lot until no two parts were touching but he told me I still had $300 to go before it's mine. I also checked to see if my old drowned Blackberry would come back to life but alas no luck. Considering whether the $300 might be worth the relief.

  • Johur Nazeem 1 week ago Link to comment

    Will Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime get the Lollipop update?
    Still waiting since two months..
    Plz let me know..

  • Vimal Vora 1 week ago Link to comment

    Hiiiiii

  • Mark Floan 1 week ago Link to comment

    My S6 Edge on Verizon updated to 5.1.1 OTA about 5pm this afternoon. (I am in North Carolina) No issues so far.

  • shubham wagh 1 week ago Link to comment

    My mobile Panasonic p55 novo how to update lollipop?????

  • Kalpesh Patel 1 week ago Link to comment

    THis is worst update i ever seen. this update suck you battery as well as performance, most of the application stuck while running and saying that application does not responding, Ultra mode does not work with this update once you turn on ultra power saving mode on it goes very very slow your phone it does not even wake up when you push start button or power button after 10 sec you will see the screen and goes right away off. it will take at least 2 minutes to start the screen on. I need to recommended not to update also android people will need to fix ASAP.
    thanks

  • Azucena Barrera 1 week ago Link to comment

    My volume is weird it doesn't let me change it, my lock screen doesn't work anymore, it freezes all the time, I don't get notifications. This update made my phone stupider

  • louise 1 week ago Link to comment

    Updated my HTC one m9 Saturday silent mode gone and clock on lock screen doesn't update till I check screen . Going back to silent mode why has this been changed what was wrong with the simple button press that hushed all tones. Recently moved from iOS to android and thought it was brilliant but now this just annoys me

    Can we revert to the original simple silent select ?

  • Taanush Arora 1 week ago Link to comment

    What about htc desire 816g dual sim pls update to lollipop pls pls pls pls

  • Aden Sayyidina 1 week ago Link to comment

    How bout lenovo???

  • Tabarak Altaee 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    my phone is LG g3 when update ?

  • CJ Brown 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    I've got a 2013 Moto X and I haven't received an update from Motorola since OS KITKAT 4.2 last year .... so if you expect me to believe that Motorola actually has an OS LOLLIPOP 5.0 - 5.1 available for me (in North America)? - then prove it ! show me a link to download! tell me what carriers are offering downloads (I'm with MetroPCS and switching to Cricket Wireless in September)! Motorola isn't doing shit to help me (and a lot of 1st Gen Moto X owners)! someone step up to the plate and show me who to speak with before I bail on Motorola for a new Asus Zenfone 2!

  • Darcy Rowey 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    can i update my cherry mobile flare xl to 5.1 lollipop it has a 4.4.4 kitkat :)

  • ohgie ordanZa 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    im using Note3 and i just updated to 5.0 but i noticed some automatic shutdown of apps while im using it like Facebook, Thumb Empire game and Google Chrome. I dont know the other apps but these are i experienced an hour after updating. what seems be the problem?

  • Mayank Dhamija 3 weeks ago Link to comment

    CAN I UPDATE HTC DESIRE 620 G ,4.4.2 TO LOLIPOP ????

  • somesh pandey 4 weeks ago Link to comment

    can i update my htc desire 820 4.4.4 to lollipop ???

  • Pramod delwal 1 month ago Link to comment

    Intex aqua speed give me lollipop updad my phon

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