Here Are The Devices Getting Android 5.0 Lollipop Super Soon

Google’s big reveal of Android 5.0 was quaint to say the least. There was no press event, and an aging rick group was nowhere to be found. Google just put the info online and bam, history was made. Android 5.0 Lollipop is being touted as a significant Android upgrade, one that will finally bring some continuity to the fragmented Android ecosystem. Frankly, we’ve heard that line before, but if any Android release could possibly spell the end of fragmentation, it is Android 5.0. The new design aesthetics, or Material Design as Google dubs it, brings a whole new layer of continuity to Android. Of course, there are a ton of under the hood improvements as well. But for the vast majority of Android users, looks, design and simplicity are at the top of the list when it comes to upgrades.

Android 5.0 Lollipop will make its way to Android handsets in due time, but there are a few that will be getting the update sooner rather than later. HTC, Sony, Motorola and Google have all pledged to issue updates promptly. When exactly we will see the updates land on the devices listed below is up in the air, but you can bet that Google’s Nexus devices and perhaps the Moto X will receive Lollipop within a few weeks. As for the rest, they’ve all pledged to have Lollipop ready in 90 days from when Google releases the final code. From there it’s off to the carriers for approval, which can take some time. That being said, unless you have a Nexus device I would bank on getting my Lollipop update early next year.

Here’s a list of devices that are confirmed to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop soon:

HTC

HTC One M8
HTC One M7
Select Devices
Other One devices

Sony

Xperia Z
Xperia ZL
Xperia ZR
Xperia Tablet Z
Xperia Z1
Xperia Z1S
Xperia Z Ultra
Xperia Z1 Compact
Xperia Z2
Xperia Z2 Tablet
Xperia Z3
Xperia Z3v
Xperia Z3 Compact
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Sony Z Ultra GPE
Any other devices in the premium Z series

Motorola

Moto X (1st Gen)
Moto X (2nd Gen)
Moto G (1st Gen)
Moto G (2nd Gen)
Moto G with 4G LTE
Moto E
Droid Ultra
Droid Maxx
Droid Mini

Google Nexus Devices

Nexus 4
Nexus 5
Nexus 7 (2012)
Nexus 7 (2013, Wi-Fi)
Nexus 7 (2013, LTE)
Nexus 10
Google Play Edition devices

That’s it for now, we’ll keep you updated as more devices are announced.

  • scott foster

    an aging rick group?

  • Richard Darrington

    Samsung not even mentioned? That’s OK, I’m scared to download updates since kitkat, I swear my note 3 was a beast before it got kitkat, now it’s a zoo animal that runs outta steam in 1 day

  • Voya Inkognito

    Woot? No Samsung?

  • frank

    I’m no too sure I’d want Lollipop for my Samsung Note 3, it’s bad enough with KitKat, struggles with 3g signals.

  • cheetoresidue

    Lg g3 not mentioned? If this is the case lg, I won’t be buying another lg again. And yes I know I can root which I am. I won’t be flashing an AOSP rom because I don’t want to lose lg features. One should not have to root to get l in a timely manner. If you ask me, the updates are as messy as it ever was. And I still don’t see Android l fixing the fragmentation and update issues anytime soon. More like a couple of years or more. Android is a Great OS but the updates are very shitty indeed. I can see the apple fanboys just laughing at the android update process, cuz shit I do.

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