Tuesday, October 21, 2014

List of currently known devices that will receive Android 5.0 – 3DNews

Google first unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop during the developer conference I / O in June (when the platform was of the business name Android L). Operating system is the most significant update since the launch Ice Cream Sandwich at the end of 2011 – it brings a new “real” interface, enhanced notifications, performance and battery life. But what kind of device the first to receive updates? Information has already begun to do, and we decided to collect it together.


New planshetofon Nexus 6 and 9 Nexus tablet, of course, will come in early November with the new OS preinstalled. Google promised to soon update the Nexus 4 and 5, as well as 10 tablets Nexus, Nexus July 2012 and 2013. It will happen, probably in early November.

Google Play Edition

As you know, in addition to the Nexus devices have a series of devices Google Play Edition, which also has a reference platform Android. Google has said that all of these devices in the coming weeks will receive the firmware Lollipop. Currently, there are publications Google Play following devices: Motorola Moto G, HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One M7, Sony Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3.

Android One

The third category of devices that will receive Lollipop among the first – low cost smartphones with a reference environment Android, issued as part of Android One (announced with Android 5.0). Unfortunately, these devices still only three models (Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, Spice Dream Uno) and they are sold only in India.


One of the first companies that reported updating their devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop, was the HTC. The first to receive the new “sweet” firmware smartphones One M8 and M7 in the next 90 days, the second in line – One mini and mini 2, but the timing of the update is not yet announced. According to leaks and rumors, the addition of these devices HTC also wants to upgrade smartphones One M7 Dual SIM, One M8 Dual SIM, One E8, One E8 Dual SIM, One Max, Butterfly S, Butterfly 2, Desire EYE, Desire 816, Desire 610.


Motorola promised that this year will get Android 5.0 Moto X (model 2013 and 2014), Moto G (Model 2013 and 2014 and LTE-version), a budget smartphone Moto E, as well as cell phones Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini for the American operator Verizon. Subsequently, the company promises to expand this list and its other models – will receive updates at least 9 smartphones Moto.


Sony – another company , unveiled plans to upgrade their devices. The first on the list, as already noted, it is worth planshetofon Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition. In addition, Sony promises the emergence of firmware with Android 5.0 in 2015 for devices 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. Company gives priority models Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact and Xperia Z2.


NVIDIA promised to soon release an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop for your game SHIELD tablet based on Tegra K1, which includes in addition to the new operating system and other important improvements. Relatively portable gaming system SHIELD based on the Tegra 4 until it was certain applications, but there is hope for the update.


LG officially is a device that will receive Android 5.0 in addition to the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition. According to the expectations and assumptions, the update should get the phones LG G3 and G2 Pro, as well as, quite possibly, G2, LG G3 Stylus, LG G Flex, original G Pro and Tablet G Pad 8.3.


Samsung is also not yet voiced plans, but according to the previous practice of the company, the majority of the issued units in 2014 (if not every single one) will receive official firmware based on the Lollipop. It is likely, will also be updated Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. Overall output updates Android 5.0 is expected, at least for the 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 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5. The only question is when – the Korean company did not differ before the rush in this regard.

Other phones

Update Android 5.0 has also been confirmed for OnePlus One on the official forum thread OnePlus – it will be available in three months. Of course, the market will soon begin mass flow device is preloaded with firmware based on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop or guarantee update in the coming months. The last example – a 100-dollar machine One from Xolo.


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