News by Luke Jones on Monday December 08, 2014.
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Plenty of smartphone owners are starting to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop, but many more are left still waiting on the latest and greatest version of Google's mobile platform. For example, those running complex UI skins over Android need to wait longer, such as Sony, LG, HTC, and especially Samsung. However, a French mobile carrier has now given us an idea of when certain flagships will get the bump.The first devices to get the Android 5.0 update were he Nexus 6, Nexus 9, HTC One M8 Google Play Edition, HTC One M7 Google Play Edition, Motorola's Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E. All of them either run stock Android or near as makes no difference, so it is easier and quicker to get the update working on those devices. LG's G3 has started to get the 5.0 build in some regions, reflecting the G3's simpler UI when compared to Samsung and HTC. As for HTC, the company says a January update for the One M8 and M7 flagships is on the cards, and Samsung will likely deliver a similar schedule for its flagships like the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series. French carrier SFR posted its Android update schedule and revealed when it will be updating the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, and LG G3 to Lollipop. I assume that other European nations will be getting the patches at the same time, so we at least now know how that piece of the world is set. It seems the handsets could be getting the update this month, but I would hazard a guess that December is when SFR receives the software and the carrier will actually roll it out in January. source: SFR
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