Will Your Phone Get Android 5.0 Lollipop? Here are all the Devices Getting Upgraded

By Gerald Lynch on at

Sweet-toothed Google has finally spilt the beans on its next line of Nexus devices, and with it comes the release of Android 5.0, AKA Lollipop.

It's a significant upgrade, bringing with it better support for 64-bit CPUs, expanded notifications, a prettier interface and a more coherent feel across tablets, phones and Google's desktop PC software too. So which phones will be getting it first?

Naturally, Google's own Nexus handsets are at the front of the line. While the newly-announced Nexus 6 will be the first to get the OS (alongside the Nexus 9 tablet), the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphones will also be getting the upgrade shortly after launch at the start of November. The Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets will be getting Lollipop too.

Google may have shifted Motorola over to Lenovo's stable, but Moto's handsets will be getting the Android 5.0 upgrade pretty swiftly too -- the Moto G, Moto E and Moto X will all be getting patched up to Android 5.0 Lollipop, as well as the US exclusive Droid Mini, Maxx and Ultra handsets.

Sony's Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 handsets will get the new-look OS from the "beginning of 2015", while HTC and OnePlus are committed to bringing the update to their top-of-the-line handsets within 90 days of it landing in their software labs. Nvidia won't be drawn on a date, but it too has suggested its Shield tablet will get upgrade.

That just leaves LG and Samsung from the Android big guns yet to reveal their plans. LG's statement to TechRadar suggests not to hold your breath on even the recent LG G3 getting the upgrade, though a leaked video of a Samsung Galaxy S5 running what appears to be a Lollipop-ready build of the TouchWiz UI suggests Sammy won't be leaving its most recent flagships out of Google's new sweetshop just yet.

Of course, it's still early days yet too, so expect this list to grow in the coming weeks. Just don't expect your knackered Desire HD to make the cut.