Update 1/20/2015 : We have a new, comprehensive updated list of Android 5.0 Lollipop release dates see HERE.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop release date schedule will depend on each individual OEM, but we already have a fairly good idea of what devices are in like to get Android 5.0 Lollipop. Naturally Google has confirmed that the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 and Google Play Edition devices. Even older Nexus devices like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2012) will get the Android 5.0 Lollipop showing that Google has truly optimized the OS so that it can run on older gen devices just as well as the newest flagships.
Update: The Nexus devices will start getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update starting Nov. 3
Nexus and Google Play Edition Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date Schedule
The fact that the Nexus 4 will be getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update was confirmed by Sascha Pruter, “I know there is a meme for this somewhere but... be assured the missing "Nexus 4" in the Lollipop update notice is just a mistake, we are fixing it now :) Now please put down your pitchforks again and let's have some candy !” he said on Google+. Android Police confirmed the Nexus 7 (2012) would also get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update despite its modest storage and Tegra 3 processor. When it comes to the release date schedule, we expect that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update will roll out to the Nexus devices first, with the Nexus 5 being the first to get it OTA, followed by the Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10. Then older devices like the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7 (2012) will probably get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update around the same time as the
Google didn’t specify which Google Play Edition devices will get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, but it seems that the main ones will be the HTC One M8 and Moto G, both of which are currently on the Google Play Store. Other Google Play Edition devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One M7, Sony Z Ulra, LG G Pad 8.3
Motorola Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date Schedule
Motorola has confirmed that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update will roll out to many of its devices. Motorola doesn’t have a full release date schedule for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, but based off Motorola’s track record and the speed with which it pushed out the Android 4.4 KitKat update, second only to the Nexus device
Once Android 5.0 L is officially released, we intend to bring this latest upgrade to many of our other Motorola devices, as well. This includes Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen), Moto G (1st and 2nd Gen), Moto G with 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini. We're still working out the details on timing and the upgrade depends on our partners' support so stay tuned to our software upgrades page for the latest and greatest.
Samsung Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date Schedule
Naturally Samsung flagships like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy Alpha should get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update first. Other Samsung devices are also expected to get Android 5.0 Lollipop. According to the Android 5.0 Lollipop release date schedule from SamMobile the following older Samsung devices:
To get Android 5.0. GT-I9300 – Galaxy S III GT-I9305 – Galaxy S III LTE GT-I9500 – Galaxy S 4 GT-I9505 – Galaxy S 4 LTE GT-N5100 – Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5105 – Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE GT-N5110 – Galaxy Note 8.0 Wi-Fi GT-N7100 – Galaxy Note II GT-N7105 – Galaxy Note II LTE GT-N8000 – Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8005 – Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE GT-N8010 – Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi
Remember this is an pre-list. (Samsung could still change devices!) Do not ask for other devices, if we know more we will tell you. * List is not complete yet!
LG Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date Schedule
LG hasn’t officially provided an Android 5.0 Lollipop release date schedule yet, but the LG G3 should certainly get it. Other LG devices aren’t quite certain, though CNET says the LG G2 Pro, LG G2 and the LG G Pro are all likely.
HTC Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date Schedule
HTC has confirmed its Android 5.0 Lollipop release date schedule, saying that the HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 would both get the update 90 days following the final software from Google. The Android 5.0 Lollipop update should rollout worldwide to both flagships. We also anticipate that new devices like the HTC Desire Eye will get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
HTC is excited about the new features in the Android L release and we can’t wait to share them with you. We are committed to updating our flagship HTC One family as fast as possible as part of our HTC Advantage program. We will begin rolling out updates to the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) worldwide within 90 days of receiving final software from Google, followed shortly thereafter by other One family members and select devices. HTC Advantage protects your smartphone investment, ensuring you have the best smartphone experience long after purchase.
OnePlus One Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date Schedule
The Android 5.0 Lollipop release date schedule was confirmed on the OnePlus forum. The update will come to the OnePlus One 3 months after the release of Google releasing the final Android 5.0 Lollipop build.
Friends, So a lot - I mean, a lot - of people are asking about whether we'll be getting on the Android L train. It was announced while I was asleep and when I got back to work the morning after, there were already a bunch of forum posts and (strangely) customer support requests about it. Well, we're keen to announce today that the OnePlus One will indeed be getting the L treatment. When, you ask? That depends on Google. We promise to have it done within three months of their releasing a final build.
Sony Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date Schedule
Sony has announced that the ENTIRE Xperiz Z series will get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.This includes the Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Compact and other Sony devices released within the past year don’t get an update.
Since the initial reveal of the Android “L” Developer Preview, we’ve seen lots of questions on our upgrade roadmap about our plans – so, here goes…
We’ll be making Sony Mobile’s Android “L” upgrade available for the entire premium Z series*: including 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 and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition devices will be first up – we’ll be back with more details on that soon.
We’ll start the upgrade at beginning of 2015 for the core Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series – continuing thereafter for all remaining devices above.
We’ve been working hard to bring this major update to as many of our Z Series devices as we can, as quickly as we can. We’re really excited about the new Sony features & functionality and the improvements we’ve made to the user experience – and we’ll be sharing more soon… so stay tuned to the blog and @SonyMobileNews for all the latest and greatest.
We will keep you posted as we learn more about Android 5.0 Lollipop release date schedules from each OEM. We anticipate the update to start rolling out to Nexus devices on Halloween, with November and December being the prime times for OEMs to start pushing out the update.