Android 5.0 release date confirmed. Will your device get it?



A note sent to app developers which was obtained by Android Police informs developers that the Software Development Kit for Android 5.0 is now available. It further advises developers that they can start working and testing their apps on the Android 5.0 platform. It concludes by revealing that Android 5.0 will be available to consumers starting 3rd November.

Considering both the Nexus 9 and the new Nexus 6 will be available starting early November, this is quite predictable. Both of them will come preloaded with Android 5.0, and it makes sense for Google to push the update out to earlier devices at this time too.

As we have seen in the past, Google’s own Nexus devices will be the first to get the update, followed by the Google Play devices. HTC has also confirmed that the One M8 and One M7 will be getting the update worldwide, “Within 90 days of the software release from Google”. Motorola has also confirmed that they’ll be releasing the update later this year for their phones.

Thanks to the new Material design, Android 5.0 lollipop has a whole new look and feel to it, making it a significant update over Kit Kat. The big question is, will your device get it? The list below shows the phones that have been confirmed to get the update (Though we can’t guarantee a timeline at this point):


  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 7 (2012)
  • Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Nexus 10


  • HTC One (M7)
  • HTC One (M8)
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Moto G
  • Sony Z Ultra
  • LG G Pad 8.3


  • Micromax Canvas A1
  • Spice Dream UNO
  • Karbonn Sparkle V


  • Motorola
  • Moto X
  • Moto X 2nd Gen.
  • Moto G
  • Moto G 4G LTE
  • Moto G 2nd Gen
  • Moto E
  • Droid Ultra
  • Droid Maxx
  • Droid Mini


  • Xperia Z
  • Xperia ZL
  • Xperia ZR
  • Xperia Z1
  • Xperia Z1s
  • Xperia Z Ultra
  • Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Xperia Z2
  • Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Xperia Z3
  • Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact


  • One (M7)
  • One (M8)
  • One mini
  • One mini 2


  • SHIELD Tablet


  • Xolo One


  • OnePlus One


  • G3
  • G2

Samsung has not yet made it clear which of it’s devices will be getting the update. The Note 4, Note 3, Galaxy S5, and the Galaxy S4 should be getting it, if rumors are to be believed. If not, well, there’s always XDA

Will you be waiting for the official update, or will you be flashing a Lollipop based rom beforehand? Let us know in the comments below!

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