The final version of Lollipop (5.0) was unveiled back in October and manufacturers have only just begun rolling out the upgrade to unlocked variants of their flagship smartphones. However, it appears that an Android update with Silent Mode, changes to the Material Design color palette, improved RAM management and much, much more on board is on its way.
According to AndroidPIT and a couple of its trusted individual sources, Google is preparing to release a rather large Android 5.1 update in February, 2015, which is set to bring many interesting new features.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
When Google released the Android 5.0 Lollipop source code back in November, the 3rd to be precise, HTC promised to update its flagship smartphone to the latest build of the open-source operating system within 90 days. This makes February HTC’s self-imposed deadline, but if a recent report is anything to go by, it looks like we could be seeing the update 29 days sooner than expected.
OnePlus One owners will receive a major update in January that will be pretty significant for many reasons, but a another one announced today is from a partnership with MaxxAudio.
MaxxAudio is a “suite of psychoacoustic sound enhancement technologies which enable production of deeper bass, clearer highs, louder volume levels and more immersive sound from speakers, headphones and connected Bluetooth devices.” In other words, it should provide a much more pleasing sound experience.
Samsung has released a stability update for the Galaxy S 5 in Poland, which is the second Android 5.0 that particular variant has seen. Since it’s already been updated to Lollipop, this update doesn’t include much except for some performance enhancements, but it does mean that a bigger rollout is likely going to happen in the near future.
This update’s not going out over-the-air just yet, so if you want this update you’ll have to snag it from Samsung Kies 3 on your computer. Hopefully we’ll hear more about this update making its way to other countries soon.
If you’ve been waiting around for the latest Android build to hit the Nexus 5, you’re in luck. Android 5.0.1 has finally been released for the Nexus 5, joining most other Nexus devices.
You can grab the download below, and if you need help getting it installed, check our guide to manually install the update.
Sprint Nexus 5 users, start spamming your check update buttons now. Of course I kid, that does little to speed up the process, but it appears that Sprint has green-lighted the Android 5.0.1 update for the Nexus 5 and is in the process of pushing the update to last year’s Nexus flagship. An expected bug fix, Android 5.0.1 fixes issues with factory resetting the device along with video playback issues the Nexus 7 (2013) was having.
Vodafone is the first operator in the UK to begin the much-anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop update roll out to all its carrier-branded variants of the LG G3 currently located in the region.
All the changes you’d expect to find in Lollipop are bundled into this upgrade, including the recently-announced Material Design guidelines, improved notifications, a smoother multitasking experience and support for multiple user accounts. LG has also revamped a handful of its own, stock applications too.
Hit the break below for the full changelog.
Samsung has officially begun the roll out of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Google Play Edition Galaxy S4. Since it’s a GPe device, it is first in line among OEM handsets to receive the latest updates. Strangely, the Galaxy S4 is one of the last GPe handsets to get the update with the likes of the HTC One M8, One M7, Sony Z Ultra, the LG G Pad 8.3, the Moto G etc getting the update already.
With the LTE Nexus 9 going official yesterday, Google has now posted factory images of Android 5.0.1 for the device. This should mean that an OTA update is on the horizon if you bought the device yesterday from T-Mobile. You can also get the tablet through the Google Play Store, although the device was only available from T-Mobile for a while.
Those of you with a Google Play Edition Moto G will be happy to know that Android 5.0.1 is rolling now. You know the drill by now. It will probably take a few weeks until all the devices are updated. We know you can’t wait any longer, and trust me checking for updates won’t make it go any faster.
You can wait around or you can take matters into your own hands and download the OTA Zip file now and install it yourself. It’s really not that hard. You can simply follow our guide for ADB sideloading, and you will be enjoying Lollipop in no time. Download the file below first before checking out our guide.
Moto G GPe (falcon-gpe) From KTU84P to LRX21Z (5.0.1)