If you cast your mind back to early February, you may remember that Verizon claimed that it was rolling out the much-anticipated Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5. However, it appears the carrier pulled the original upgrade (version number: G900VVRU1BNLC ) with no reason given, and has today started pushing out an identical build of Android 5.0 to the handset, with this new version number: G900VVRU1BOA4.
If you are a OnePlus One owner and were expecting today’s major decision to be whether or not to carry on using CyanogenMod 12S firmware or to turn to the home-grown OxygenOS, you are going to be a little disappointed. As Justin predicted, the release date has been missed and no new date has yet been announced.
It seems that every day we are posting stories confirming that this or that handset will be receiving the Android 5.0 (or even 5.1) update, and now it’s the turn of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, the budget version of the Note 3. The confirmation comes courtesy of Samsung France who confirmed the update via Twitter.
If you are the proud owner of a Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi (SM-T800) tablet and you reside in France, you might want to dig into your settings and start tapping the software update button. Why? Because Samsung is pushing the Lollipop update to your device as we speak.
Update: According to a reader, the lollipop OTA is hitting the Tab S 10.5 WiFi in Canada as well!
The release of Lollipop 5.0 is a rather touchy subject for many members of the Android community. Whilst it’s the biggest visual and technical overhaul since Ice Cream Sandwich, it carries a handful of extremely irritating bugs that render some smartphones unusable.
Google fairly recently released a WebView app to the Play Store in a beta state so they could begin updating it independently from major Android updates. The newer versions of WebView let apps render web pages without having to jump to an external browser like Chrome, keeping things neatly packed together instead of using several apps and instances. It’s only available on Lollipop, but sadly, that’s how some newer features are.
Long gestating in the hearts of minds of the Android faithful, today Google officially announced the update for Android Lollipop to version 5.1. No more extra decimal points for you.
This Tuesday, owners of the HTC One (M7) from T-Mobile will see a software update arrive on their handsets. Mo Versi, HTC Vice President of Product Management, announced on Twitter that the Lollipop update is coming on March 10. The over-the-air (OTA) update received technical approval from the carrier which allowed its rollout to be scheduled.
Source: @moversi (Twitter)
We have disappointing news for owners of Sony devices that do not belong to the Xperia Z series. Over the last few days, the company has responded to customers on Twitter wondering if their devices would be receiving the Android 5.0 software update. Sony will not be pushing Lollipop to devices other than its flagship series for some reason.