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)
Earlier today, Google started pushing the Android 5.0.1 update to the Nexus 4 and Nexus 6. Of course, it’s likely to take a few weeks for all devices to receive the over-the-air (OTA) update.
We have good news for those that just can’t wait a minute more. You can download the OTA Zip file and manually update your Nexus 4 without losing any of your data.
Just follow our step-by-step guide. If you already know what you’re doing, we have the download link below.
Nexus 4 (occam) From LRX21T to LRX22C (5.0.1)
Just as Google announced the Lollipop update for Android Wear devices, the companion app for smartphones is also receiving an update today. This update is quite substantial in the overall scheme of things as it introduces the Material Design UI, which has been missing from the app so far.
A trio of devices from Samsung operating on T-Mobile’s network are receiving software updates. The Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE, and Galaxy Avant are the devices getting attention today.
The updates for the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Avant are identical. Both devices added Chinese as a supported language. The build for the Galaxy S 4′s update is M919UVUFNK2 while the Galaxy Avant’s is G386TUVU1ANK3.
The Galaxy Tab 4, though, is getting a heavier update that stabilizes the user experience. The build is T337TUVU1BNK4.
Source: T-Mobile (1) (2) (3)
Google has been slowly but surely updating each of its Android apps to the new Material Design layout, the benefits of which are a simpler design, a fresh, new look to the applications, and hopefully a little more stability.
Samsung is currently in the process of pushing out an update to all KT, SK Telecom and LG Uplus variants of the Galaxy S5 located in Korea. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings the much-anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop build, together with a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
Another Motorola device is among the first to receive an over-the-air software update. Owners of last year’s Moto G (XT1033) are being asked to download Android 5.0. It provides all of the Lollipop goodness including Material Design and a slew of features like notification controls. In the update message, Motorola did not say how big the file is; however, we assume it is rather large. The software version is 220.21.16.en.03.
Let us know in the comments if you have received the software update.
Via: XDA Developers