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

Update: More HTC rollouts underway

Authored by: Loie Favre — 1 week 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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  • Suraj Shrestha 6 hours ago Link to comment

    Am using Samsung Galaxy A5 but u haven't get any update yet. It running on 4.4.4 kit kat. Do inform when A5 will get Android L upgrade in India.

  • Deane Gallo 2 days ago Link to comment

    I dont see GS6 Active in the Samsung list?

  • salim salim 3 days ago Link to comment

    Nice

  • Nisha akbar 1 week ago Link to comment

    What about OBI CRANE 550

  • private party 1 week ago Link to comment

    For those who are waiting for the Lollipop update I have this to say. DON'T DO IT! I updated my Kit Kat to Lollipop at roll out and seriously wish I could upgrade back to Kit Kat. Simply put the colors are dreary at best, the home screen is a complete mess, the battery life has not been extended, and you will loose some of your apps and widgets. True some have been replaced with what someone thought was a better way of doing it, still they should give us a choice instead of simply deleting things.

  • Bharadwaj Vangipuram 1 week ago Link to comment

    Will HTC 620g get an update.

  • Radhakrishna 1 week ago Link to comment

    what about HTC desire 820 lollipop update?

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    Randy 1 week ago Link to comment

    I have been Google and Android's biggest fan, but this recent version of Lollipop(5.1) is the pits! There are many system inconsistencies with screen jump, hangs, freezes, etc. There are a few screens where there is no back option. You have to literally go to root and start over. Also, who came up with those hideous colors? The colors don't look polished or professional but look like colors a ten year old child would use. It is far too teeniebopper. Of all the releases I've seen, this one is by far, the worst visial appeal of them all. Some elements on screens are so tiny you can't see them and some are so large they overpower the screen. I mean especially since this is my primary telephone, it should be formatted so that I don't have to hunt my glasses to use it. I'm sure someone put a lot of work into the background of this, and I do appreciate the effort, but the visual presentation is one of the worst of any OS I've seen yet. If I could revert back to a previous verision, I would.

  • Deb Orbell 1 week ago Link to comment

    I have been ignoring the new update for my galaxy note 3 for days now, accidently as I picked it up half dropping it I pressed the"update notification "(which I couldn't get rid of! ) and the bloody thing updated. Well it's awful ! Pointles, twatty, irritating extra thingys that will never ever be used , nasty new keypad and very very dull colours on everything, photos used to be vibrant but now they all look like they were taken on a dull misty day in January! Thanks samsmug! Hate it i would very much like to have my old phone back please.

  • dejan markovic 1 week ago Link to comment

    Forgot LG BELLO D331 /D335 /D337, I have D331 and 5.0.2 on phone.

  • Mike Adams 1 week ago Link to comment

    Got it for the s5, hate it ...everything lags I want my other version back

  • Junaid Qureshi 1 week ago Link to comment

    Thanks for Information Android Pit

  • Kim Nygard 1 week ago Link to comment

    Annoying 5.02 update !! Basic things such when getting a sms or what s app msg before I was able to see that I got a msg up left corner on my Samsung A5 phone , but after update I need to use my pin code in order to see the bar " letter " or whats app icon "!! Moreover before I could use the right side button to put the phone on mute if needed . That function also disappeared and need to use pin code , slide upper bar to put phone on mute . Anyone knows how to get these simple but helpful things back on y Samsung A5 ??

  • Vethelot Weshin 1 week ago Link to comment

    Tab Pro will get 5.1.1 instead of 5.0.2. Check on samsung.youmobile.

  • ranil hettiarachchi 1 week ago Link to comment

    I have samsung galaxy grand 2 Lte SM G 7105 phone. but i alredy have jelybeen 4.3 if u can give us kitkat or lolipop update pls...................

  • Fazanac 1 week ago Link to comment

    Today I get lolipop upgrade for my Samsung Galaxy tab 4 lte sm-t535. I buy this in T-Com Croatia few day before.

  • Nilsil 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    Aww..what about the LG L70?
    NO LOLLIPOP?
    DAMN IT!

  • Svjetlana Strižak 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    I got the update on LG l90 Optimus. Some of the features I like, but many of them don't...accuweather widget and new icons are too simple, almost childish, and much better on previous version. Also got to figure out how to remove clutter left on phone afther instalation (System data is occupying too much space)

  • Hussein Elyadak 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    What about lenovo S90 !!

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