After the recent announcement of the new Android operating system Android L, or its official title, Android Lollipop, it’s brought a raft of new changes, with Sundar Pichai, head of Android, proclaiming it to be one of the biggest upgrades to Android yet with serious emphasis on voice input mode.
For the rest of the folk in the world Google has said it will be available for the Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10 and Google Play edition devices ‘in the coming weeks’ – so some users should be seeing it show up come November, if not before.
HTC has already been in contact, giving the following statement about its forthcoming upgrade to Android Lollipop (formerly known as Android L):
“HTC is excited about the new features in Android L and we can’t wait to share them with our customers. We are committed to updating our flagship HTC One family as fast as possible.
“We will begin rolling out updates to the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) in regions worldwide within 90 days of receiving final software from Google, followed shortly thereafter by other One family members and select devices.”
Motorola has also confirmed that Android Lollipop will be hitting the Moto X at some point and OnePlus has committed to bringing it to the OnePlus One within three months of Google releasing a final build.
LG G3 users will reportedly receive the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update before the end of this year.
According to a report by a Dutch website, LG has promised its Dutch and Belgian users of LG G3 that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update will be released before the end of 2014; however it did not include exact timing for the update.
LG Germany has confirmed the roll-out of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its G3 flagship in Q4 2014 on its Facebook page, adding that the update for the LG G2 will follow.
Recently, Samsung’s plan of updating its flagship Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop in December was reported as well. The report said the Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 might take up to a full month to roll out to every handset worldwide.
Samsung hasn’t officially announced any plans to release Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Galaxy S5, but the South Korean giant has already hinted the Lollipop update will be coming soon for Galaxy Note 4.
Earlier this month, HTC and Sony had officially confirmed the devices that will receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update from the respective companies. While four of HTC’s smartphones will be receiving an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, Sony announced that the entire Xperia Z lineup will be updated to the new OS version.
Other than HTC’s official announcement for four devices – HTC One (M7); HTC One (M8); HTC One mini, and HTC One mini 2 – a report last week claimed that the company’s list of devices for the update could be longer.
The update will reportedly make its way to the HTC Desire Eye, HTC One (M8) Dual SIM, HTC One (M7) Dual SIM, HTC One (E8), HTC One (E8) Dual SIM, HTC Butterfly 2, HTC Desire 816, HTC One Max, and HTC Butterfly S handsets as well.