AT&T pushing out Android 4.4.4 update for the Galaxy S5

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AT&T has just started pushing out the Android 4.4.4 update to all carrier-branded variants of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, located in the United States. The upgrade transports the latest build of KitKat, in addition to support for VoLTE, as well as a multitude of new features, bug fixes and stability improvements.

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Samsung starts pushing out Lollipop update for Exynos-powered Galaxy S5 in Kazakhstan

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Hot on the heels of the Snapdragon variants, Samsung has today started pushing out the much-anticipated Lollipop update to all Exynos-powered models of the Galaxy S5 located in Kazakhstan. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system, together with a multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements.

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Canadian HTC One (M8) owners will see Lollipop update tomorrow

HTC-One-M8_Gunmetal_Silver_Gold1HTC has been hard at work preparing their Lollipop update for the M8, and it’s finally going to roll out to Canadian users on Rogers and Telus starting tomorrow. HTC’s product manager confirmed that the update has passed its testing and certification, so we shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to see it start hitting devices.

Unfortunately, still no word on when it’ll be available in the US after missing its 90 day deadline, but hopefully HTC keeps everyone updated about the progress of the upgrade.
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Amazing things do happen: Verizon Galaxy S 5 now receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop update

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Verizon is notorious for being the slowest for releasing updates, but today they are the fastest, at least in the U.S. The Verizon Galaxy S 5 is receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop right now. The software version is LRX21T.G900VVRU1BNLC and will of course get Material Design themes such as notifications on the lock screen and floating action buttons. TouchWiz has a brighter look and feel with bold colors and fluid animation.


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HTC starts rolling out Lollipop update for One (M8) in India

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Despite recently announcing it wouldn’t meet its 90-day self-imposed deadline, HTC has just started pushing out the much-anticipated and very eagerly-awaited Lollipop update to all developer and unlocked variants of its flagship smartphone, the One (M8), located in India. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade carries the latest build of the Android operating system, together with a multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements.

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Google ADT-1 Android TV Developer Kit now receiving the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (LRX22G) update

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It’s now the ADT-1′s turn to get the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update as there are reports of it hitting some devices this morning. The ADT-1 is the developer kit for Android TV.

An Update Zip file is available, of which you can download now and install it. The source link also has instructions for those of you that are rooted or unrooted.

source: +Michael (Mastermind278) / Update.zip download link

Samsung Gear VR is to blame for the Galaxy Note 4 not having Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Owners of the Galaxy Note 4 are probably wondering where the Android 5.0 Lollipop update is. The device is the newest to be released by Samsung and the software launched right around the same time as the Galaxy Note 4. Apparently, Oculus is to blame. More specifically, the company behind Samsung’s Gear VR is busy adjusting the kernel specifically for the headset. This is because the Gear VR and Galaxy Note 4 are dependent upon one another (for now). The Gear VR was developed by Oculus and the company has to make the adjustments rather than Samsung itself.

At this time, there is no word as to when the update can be expected. The safe bet is likely late February into early March.

Source: @Faryaab

HTC to miss Android Lollipop update for flagship devices

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This weekend was supposed to be the deadline for HTC to update the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) with Android Lollipop. However, Mo Versi with HTC has issued a statement via the HTC web site to let owners of carrier versions of those devices know the update is not going to happen. Versi indicates HTC decided to opt for ensuring the “rollout is right” even if it means missing the target date of 90 days after Google released the code.
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