Android 5.0 Lollipop
Smartphone lovers love to hear about a software update. They bring improvements and eliminate bugs. However, it can be very annoying if an update is taking too long to get released. This is the case of Android 5.0 Lollipop; it was previously called Android L, and people are waiting for it for about six months. Different smartphones will get their Lollipop updates on different times.
Android 5.0 Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy S5 is currently available for users in Malaysia, South Korea, Russia and most parts of Europe. It is not available for US users, and they still have Android 4.4.x KitKat. It is believed that major carriers will get the new software after a few weeks. However, the update is available for UK users.
For Galaxy Note 4, the Android 5.0 update might be released in January. The US carriers will act accordingly. There is a high chance that Samsung might skip 5.0 update, and it will directly launch Android 5.0.1 update for the Galaxy Note 4 which will fix many bugs. However, Samsung has released the Note 4 user manual for the updated version which means Android 5.0 update will be launched soon.
Samsung has confirmed about the software update for Galaxy S4, but no time frame is given so far. For Galaxy Note 3, no update is available at the moment. It is expected that Galaxy Note 3 will get the update after the newer phones are done. Android 5.0 update is also available for various Samsung handsets.
LG G3 got the Android 5.0 Lollipop update in November; however, it is only available in South Korea, selected parts of Europe and for Vodafone users in UK. LG G2 will also get the update when G3 is done. There is no announcement whether LG G Pro 2 will get the update or not.
HTC One (M8) is expected to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update within next ten days. However, US carriers may get it late. HTC One (M7) will surely get the update, but after the One (M8) is done. Later on, other HTC smartphones like HTC One (E8), One Max, One Mini 2 and One Mini will also get the updates. The bad news is that US carrier variants won’t get the update. Besides these, many other HTC handsets will get updates by the end of the year.
In November 2014, Motorola Moto G (2014) was the first non-Nexus handset to get Android 5.0 Lollipop for both US and global users. However, the update is not available everywhere. Motorola Moto G (2013) also started to get the update last year, but most Moto G owners are still waiting for it. Motorola Moto X (2014) got the Android 5.0 update in November last year. Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Mini, Droid Maxx, Moto E and a few others will also get the update.