Nexus, Google, HTC, Motorola and SONY have announced Android 5.0 upgrades.
The first two devices to run Android 5.0 Lollipop are the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, but what about your existing device?
Google announced that the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 will be updated to Android 5.0 in “the coming weeks.” The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will be available in early November; we expect to see updates to begin rolling out around this time.
Google Play Edition
Along with its line of Nexus devices, Google said that Google Play Edition devices will also see an update to Android 5.0 in the coming weeks. The company didn’t mention specific devices, which leads us to believe that all of them will be seeing the update. Current Google Play Edition devices include the Moto G and HTC One M8, while Google previously offered the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One (M7), Sony Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 on the Play store.
HTC previously announced that it will begin rolling out an Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 worldwide “within 90 days of receiving final software from Google,” meaning we should see the update sometime before February. The company will also update other One family members and select devices “shortly thereafter.”
Motorola announced that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be coming to various devices later this year. Motorola plans to update both the first- and second-generation Moto X and Moto G, along with the Moto G with 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini.
SONY just announced that will upgrade the entire Z premium series of their smartphones and tablets including the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1, 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.
SONY will start at beginning of 2015 for the core Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series , continuing thereafter for all remaining devices above.