Google released its most significant OS version Android 5.0 Lollipop a few months ago, but most of the Android running smartphone are yet to receive the update.
The main reason behind this is the customised interface, which the mobile manufacturer features to keep up the distinction. Though Google released the Lollipop source code months ago, it needs to redesign its interface according to the new features.
However, the good news is that all of the major manufacturers are working on it and are eager to release the update as early as possible. And to help all the Android owners, we created the most apparent list of Lollipop availability for some of the major Android smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S5
According to PhoneArena, S5 owners belonging to South East Asia, Russia and Europe have already received the worthy update. However, the US, Latin America and Indian users are still waiting for the OTA release. They are likely to receive the update in a few weeks.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
There are several rumours that Samsung might roll out the Lollipop update for US Note 4 users by the end of this month. The release will follow other countries soon. According to reports, Samsung may dump the buggy version of 5.0 Lollipop for Note 4 and may release the 5.0.1 straight away.
Other notable Samsung Android smartphones including Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy S5 Active, Galaxy S5 Mini, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 3 Neo and Galaxy Note 2 can expect the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update following the smartphones mentioned above.
LG G3 owners of many countries, including the UK and South Korea, have already received the official update, and the rest of the countries will receive it soon. The update features a new UI too, which has also been featured in the G2 update. However, there is no official confirmation from LG when the LG G2 and the rest of their smartphones will receive the update.
Europe and US owners of Moto G2 (2014 edition), Moto X 2 and Moto E have already received the update and Motorola has asserted the release will follow to their rest of the smartphones soon. However India and many other countries owners are yet to receive the update.
Though HTC confirmed numerous times on the HTC One M8's Lollipop availability, the FOTA update has not arrived yet. But it is almost sure that the US and Europe owners will receive the update in 1 or 2 weeks. According to PhoneArena, the update may feature the current Sense UI version and following the One M8 release other smartphones like HTC One M7, HTC One E8, HTC One Mini 2, HTC One Max and HTC One Mini will receive the update.
Sony has confirmed about the Lollipop availability for Xperia Z3 smartphone. Significantly, Sony Xperia Z3 will be the first non Google-Play-Edition smartphone to receive the update. However, the update might take few more weeks to arrive. Once the Xperia Z3 owners receive the update, the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z1 and other smartphones and tablets on the Xperia Z series will receive the update.
The list includes Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z1s, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z Compact, Xperia Z2 tablet, Xperia Z3V, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.
Huawei has already released Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its US and European Ascend Mate 2 smartphone users but many other country owners haven't received it yet. Contextually, several of their handsets, which featured Android jellybean 4.3, skipped Android Kitkat 4.4 and upgraded straight to Lollipop. Once the update becomes available worldwide, other important Huawei made smartphones including Huawei Honor 6, Huawei Honor Holly and many others will receive the update by early, 2015.
After the CyanogenMod brawl, OnePlus announced its deal with a new ROM based on Android 5.0 Lollipop and a few days back they officially announced the availability of Android Lollipop Alpha. The new ROM features all the significant features of Android 5.0 Lollipop including the cosmetic changes. However, the ROM still has some bugs, and hence OnePlus users haven't released the Over-The-Air update yet. Once it becomes available, Android Lollipop Alpha will surely become a reason for OnePlus One owners to rejoice.
Xiaomi has also released few manual ROM's based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. But the ROM's has numerous bugs and need to be updated manually. The ROM's currently available are only for the Xiaomi Mi2 and Mi3 smartphones. Months back a Xiaomi Official asserted that they will release the official update in the first quarter of 2015.