When to Expect Android Lollipop Update on Your Device?

Excited by the Android 5.0 Lollipop announcement? We are too. However, the sad fact is that many of us are going to be waiting for a while for an official update. This is also around the time when we find out whether older devices will be getting updated or not.

To save you the trouble of searching around on your own, we’ve compiled a list of Smartphones that are getting the Android Lollipop update and possible dates (if available).

We’ll keep this list updated as more manufacturers come out with their upgrade plans and exact dates.


Device Expected date
Nexus 4 Fall
Nexus 5 Next few weeks
Nexus 6 Upon release
Nexus 7 (2012) Next few weeks
Nexus 7 (2013) Next few weeks
Nexus 9 Upon release
Nexus 10 TBA

 HTC Devices:

Device Expected date
HTC One (M7) 90 days after source Android 5.0 code release
HTC One (M8) 90 days after source Android 5.0 code release
HTC One Mini TBA
HTC One Mini 2 TBA

 Motorola Devices:

Device Expected date
Motorola Moto X End of 2014
Motorola Moto X (2014) End of 2014
Motorola Moto G End of 2014
Motorola Moto G 4G LTE End of 2014
Motorola Moto G (2014) End of 2014
Motorola Moto E End of 2014

 LG Devices:

Device Expected date
LG G3 Stylus TBA
LG G2 Pad 8.3 TBA
LG G2 Flex TBA
LG G2 Mini TBA

 Sony Devices:

Device Expected date
Sony Xperia Z TBA
Sony Xperia ZL TBA
Sony Xperia ZR TBA
Sony Xperia Z1 TBA
Sony Xperia Z1s TBA
Sony Xperia Z Ultra TBA
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact TBA
Sony Xperia 2 Tablet TBA
Sony Xperia Z3 TBA
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact TBA

 Samsung Devices:

Device Expected date
Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition TBA
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 TBA
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge TBA
Samsung Galaxy S5 TBA
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini TBA
Samsung Galaxy Alpha TBA
Samsung Galaxy S4 Note 3 TBA
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 TBA
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 TBA
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 TBA
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 TBA
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 TBA

 TBA = to be Announced Later

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  • This is good time to own Nexus 5, but Nexus 7 and 10 will get Lollipop before it reaches Nexus 4 or 5.

  • the best android device to buy is nexus by google. at least one is sure the device will update to most of the android versions in the future . samsung sony htc all just crap.

  • ios software eco system is far better than android, just google it, apple supports software updates to 3 year old devices whereas android supports only 1 and a half year further apple spread updates instantly for example ios 8.00 update has been reached to 48% active apple devices in just 28 days of its release as compare to kitkat which has been rolled out to 25% active android devices in around a year such a slow roll out process

    • Nexus 7 July 2012 ko release hoa tha aur 2 and half years k bad bi wo Android Lollipop me update ho rha hy.
      Dosra iPhone/iPad ko Nexus se compare kro phir tumhy pata chale ga k kitni percent hy Kitkat ki agr iOS bi har company k pas hota aur har specs ki devices me hota to us ki bi percent kam hoti.

    • Cz apple does not have to offer much in any of its update as compared to android which offers lot and lot of updates and major overhauling in every new update they release on the market. Plus ios is used only in devices built by apple to say only a couple of products every year. On the other hand android has a really big market and dozens of manufacturers all around the globe from Top most sellers like Samsung, LG, HTC, Nexus, Motorola to mid range like Huawei, oppo to low grade like Q mobile, voice etc. They are releasing hundreds of models every year in all shapes and sizes with combination of different hardware in every model.

      • size and shap doesn’t matter, windows operating system & linux are also run on variety of hardware platforms like embedded systems, hp , dell & toshiba computers but they all get updates together when it is available. Android has to develop better eco system.

    • it has nothing to with android. It is to do with OEMs/carriers. They have to buy updates for android. So they don’t buy it for the older devices.

    • it was estimated that if samsung gives an update to all its devices it would cost the company $3.6 billion

        • Exactly! That’s business. Its not worthwhile for companies to spend extra money on old devices. Especially when there specs don’t support a seamless experience of the new devices. Just like on 4s the phone becomes almost ususable after the ios8 it becomes so slow. So its advised not to go for the update. Also if you offer updates to older devices it gives them less of a reason to buy a new one. So its more of a business strategy.

  • here the list


    Nexus 4

    Nexus 5

    Nexus 7 (2012)

    Nexus 7 (2013)

    Nexus 10

    HTC One (M7)

    HTC One (M8)

    Samsung Galaxy S4

    Moto G

    Sony Z Ultra

    LG G Pad 8.3

    Micromax Canvas A1

    Spice Dream UNO

    Karbonn Sparkle V


    Moto X

    Moto X 2nd Gen.

    Moto G

    Moto G 4G LTE

    Moto G 2nd Gen.

    Moto E

    Droid Ultra

    Droid Maxx

    Droid Mini


    Xperia Z

    Xperia ZL

    Xperia ZR

    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


    One (M7)

    One (M8)

    One mini

    One mini 2


    SHIELD Tablet


    OnePlus One

  • nexus devices will be updated right after the release of nexus 6 which means by the end of november all nexus devices will receive updates.by the way dont say about dates when you have to write tba for most of devices.second updates are region based not at the same time s5 will upgraded throughout and I bet no one knows when updates will available in pakistan.

  • as salam o alaikum

    guys kindly tell about galaxy alpha,
    galaxy alpha kb avail hoga lolli pop version me ??

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