AT&T has already started rolling out its update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop and now the company?s big rival Verizon is also readying its upgrade. The largest carrier in the United States will start updating Samsung's two year old flagship soon, with the software rolling out in stages in the coming days and weeks.
If you are toting the fantastic Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on T-Mobile in the United States then you are about to get Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, if you have not already. The Magenta Network is rolling out the new update for Sammy's phablet flagship now, bringing the handset up to speed in terms of software.
Motorola confirmed earlier in the month that its first generation Moto smartphones (Moto X and Moto G) would be skipping the Android 5.0 update and moving straight from 4.4.4 KitKat to Lollipop 5.1. That roll out is expected soon, especially now a changelist for the Android 5.1 running on the first generation Moto X showed up today.
While the smartphone world operates in an upgrade culture, there are still plenty of people rocking older handsets. This is even true with Apple's iPhone. Sure, the company has huge adoption rates to new builds of its software, but there are still some 100 million iPads and iPhones on less than iOS 7, which means the iPad 1, and everything before the iPhone 4s.
Those rocking the OnePlus One flagship killer have been expecting a software update to Cyanogen 12 for their smartphones. However, the upgrade has now been pulled, at least for the time being as the patch has been halted. Not to worry though, OnePlus says this is not a negative decision such as the phone bricking or software problems.
Verizon has started updating its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop today, with the upgrade arriving via an over the air update. The handset is now a generation old with the launch of the Galaxy Note 4 last September, but is still a potent phablet and will make the most of the various changes that come with Android Lollipop.
We find it pretty impressive that Google updated the Nexus 4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop back in November, after-all the handset is nearly three years old. Of course, one of the perks of the stock Android Nexus smartphones is that they are Google's babies and always first in line for new Android builds. The same goes for the Android 5.1 Lollipop roll out, which is now making its way to the aging LG built Nexus 4.
It seems Android 5.1 Lollipop is subjecting Nexus devices to a reign of terror at the moment. We have already heard about the update actually bricking some Nexus 7 tablets, and it seems the 5.1 software build is now causing camera problems for those rocking the Nexus 5 smartphone.
The Verizon variant of the LG G3 flagship smartphone is now getting its upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop, bringing the device up to date with the latest major Android build. The G3 has been receiving its update worldwide in recent weeks, but Big Red, the largest carrier in the United States, is only know getting around to the bump.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a couple of generations old these days, but Samsung has long confirmed that the two year old former flagship is getting Android 5.0 Lollipop. That futureproofs the handset for a while and gives it the latest full build of Google's mobile OS. AT&T has now started rolling out its Android 5.0.1 update for customers running the Galaxy S4.