Friday, October 17, 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop update list shows us that not everyone is gonna get their candy on time

Android Lollipop (5.0) was unveiled yesterday alongside the launch of 3 new Nexus devices that are essentially the first devices to carry the new operating system ,although users  like to get their hands on the latest version of Android , they are usually delayed or as in tradition - left out , This usually happens mainly due to the heavy skinning of Android by OEM's who lay a tonne of UI over the otherwise lag free stock Android , and this , combined with the rapid progress of technology means that older devices and budget models get the boot pretty easily ,but there are exceptions , and just after the announcement of Android 5.0 , Motorola announced their list of Android 5.0 compatible devices and it basically includes a few devices that will probably put shame to other OEMS who refuse to update their devices

Motorola's List of Android 5.0 compatible devices

Motorola Moto E
Motorola Moto G 2013 /2014 all versions
Motorola Moto X 2013/2014
Motorola Droid Mini
Motorola Droid Maxx
Motorola Droid Ultra

HTC also announced their list of Android 5.0 compatible devices , HTC also said that they are working on the update and they will get it ready within 90 days of release

HTC One M7
HTC One M7mini
HTC One M8
HTC One M8mini

HTC will hopefully add more devices to the list , Desire Eye and the HTC One Max are also said to be highly eligible for the list

Nvidia also said that their K1 powered Shield tablet will receive Android Lollipop as well, no time-frame given yet

And if you were wondering about older Nexus devices , fear not , Google has decided to give updates to the 2012 Nexus 7 , Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 , and Google will also surely push updates to the Android One devices and the Google play editions as well

Nexus devices which will get Android 5.0

*Nexus 7 2012/2013
*Nexus 4
*Nexus 10
*Nexus 5

Nexus 6 , Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player are all running Android L by default

Sony anounced that they will update all Xperia Z series smartphones and tablets to Android L

Xperia Z
Xperia ZR
Xperia ZL 
Xperia Tablet Z

2013 mid
Xperia Z 1
Xperia Z1 S
Xperia Z1 Compact 
Xperia Z Ultra 

Xperia Z2
Xperia Z2 Tablet

2014 mid
Xperia Z3
Xperia Z3v (carrier) 
Xperia Z3 Compact
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

And of course , if you were wondering about other manufacturers , worry not , OnePlus , who works along side Cyanogenmod will release a version of Android Lollipop as fast as possible (90 days?) and Sony ,Samsung and other well known OEM's will keep almost all of their flagships and a few mid-range models ready for the update .


LG G Pad 8.3 GPE - pending
LG G3 Stylus
LG G Pad 8.3
LG G2 Mini
LG G Flex


Galaxy S4 GPE
Galaxy Note 4
Galaxy Note Edge
Galaxy S5
Galaxy S5 Mini
Galaxy Alpha
Galaxy S4
Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy TabPRO 8.4
Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
Galaxy Tab 12.2 Pro
Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Galaxy Tab S 10.5

This article will be expanded once OEM's submit their device lists , so stay tuned (or leave a book mark just in case )

Source - GSMArena

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