HTC was expected to roll out the Android 5.0 update for the GPe One M7 and the One M8 a couple of weeks ago. But unfortunately, the update was delayed for reasons unknown to us at the time. The manufacturer has now started rolling out the update, but it’s not Android 5.0 as many expected. The manufacturer is sending out the Android 5.0.1 update instead, which was only recently made available for the Nexus 7, Nexus 9 and the Nexus 10.
This explains the delay in rolling out the update for the two GPe devices. HTC’s Mo Versi claims that the roll out will officially commence at noon today (12/5), so most users should have it by the end of the day. The standard One M8 and One M7 are expected to receive the Android 5.0 update within a month from now.
Have you seen the update on your GPe One M7 or One M8? Let us know below.
A couple of days ago, OnePlus took to their blog to announce that One devices in India would not receive support from Cyanogen due to a deal between Micromax and Cyanogen.
Today Cyanogen published their own blog post in order to clarify misinformation. They pledged that all OnePlus One devices will receive OTA firmware updates. When they say “all” they mean “all.” If you haven’t figured it out yet, this means India devices too.
So this is obviously good news for OnePlus owners in India. Are you rocking a OnePlus One? How do you like it?
As reported yesterday, Google has updated the Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi), Nexus 9 (WiFi), and Nexus 10 to Android 5.0.1. Factory images were already posted, which you can use to manually update your device, but unless you’re unlocked, the preferred method is updating with the actual over-the-air (OTA) update since you won’t lose your data.
Good news!! The OTA updates are now available to download for the Nexus 7 2013 (WiFi) and the Nexus 10. The Nexus 9 should be available shortly.
We have the download links after the break, and don’t forget to check out our extensive guide on installing the OTA update to your Nexus device. If you prefer to go the factory image route, we have an extensive guide on that one as well.
Predicting a rollout of new Android software is difficult at best and impossible at worst. Even though Google officially released Android 5.0 Lollipop nearly a month ago, less than 0.1 percent of Android handset owners are running the new Material Design-based software. Even some Nexus users don’t yet have the update.
So it comes as no surprise that OEMS, with their custom overlays, are typically a bit later to the party than their Nexus cousins. However, owners of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 eager for that Lollipop with a dash of TouchWiz can breathe a sigh of relief, as the handset has finally started receiving the OTA update – in Poland.
On Monday, a collection of leaked screenshots appeared online supposedly showcasing the latest beta build of Android 5.0 Lollipop running on a Galaxy Note 4 and the Google Play Edition of a Galaxy S4. Now, today, SamMobile has posted a video on YouTube airing the alleged ROM for Samsung’s latest flagship phablet.
At first glance the software does look much smoother and more fluid than the previous version and there’s a truckload of additional features on board, too. If you’d like to see the ROM in action — hit the break to watch the new leaked Android 5.0 firmware running on a Galaxy Note 4.
If you own a Google Play Edition of Sony’s extremely large Xperia Z Ultra, keep an eye out for an OTA update. The Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been released for the device, making it the second GPE device to get updated, behind the LG G Pad 8.3.
The update comes in at a pretty small 397 MB, and it includes several features specific to the Xperia Z Ultra including a battery saving mode and some tweaks to take advantage of the speedy Snapdragon 800 processor. Plus, you’ll still get all the visual and functional improvements that come with Lollipop, anyway.
If you live in India, own an unlocked variant of the Moto G (2013) and are a registered member of the Motorola Feedback Network, you should have received an invite for a new soak test by now. If you chose to accept the invitation, you will be prompted to download and install the much-anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop update. However, it’s important to bear in mind that this is only a test version of the upgrade and some issues may occur.
Sprint is currently pushing out an update to all its carrier-branded variants of the LG G3 currently located in the US. This upgrade doesn’t bring much in terms of added functionality, but it does include support for international Wi-Fi calling, as well as a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements, security patches and speed optimizations.
A series of leaked screenshots have appeared online allegedly showcasing the latest beta build of Android 5.0 Lollipop running on both the Galaxy Note 4 and Google Play Edition of the Galaxy S4. These images come courtesy of SamMobile’s founder, D.Dorresteijn, and at first glance look to be much smoother and more fluid than the version previously demoed.
As of yesterday, Android 5.0 is rolling out to LG G Pad owners for the Google Play Edition.