When will Google roll out Lollipop to major handsets?
Google has announced the next version of its mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop but not all users have got the opportunity to download it on their handsets and revel in the new Android experience. Many dedicated Androidians can’t wait to get their hands on the new OS.
Here’s when. In contrast to the past instances, Google is going to take its own sweet time (or not?) to roll out the OS to different handsets and there’s no information on what basis Google has prioritized these devices for the roll out of the OS.
Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will be the two devices that will come preloaded with Lollipop as they were launched very recently. Nexus, which is pitched as the only range of handsets offering the pure android experience will get the update in the coming few weeks. Google has also confirmed that Nexus 4 will also receive the update however some sources say that the device might get it later than its successors. Following Nexus, the Google Play Edition handsets will get the update from different manufacturers.
Google has also confirmed that Lollipop will be available on November 3 and it’s well known that Android Lollipop SDK has been released for developers to download on their devices and test their apps before the OS is released for the public. HTC One will get the update within 90 days of its release and HTC said that its handsets will be updated sometime in January at the latest.
HTC One M8 has the same time period for receiving the source code. It is confirmed that the HTC One Mini and One Mini 2 would also get the update but the dates have not been mentioned. Samsung has not announced when its handsets will receive the update and which of its handsets are qualified for the roll out. A majority of latest Sony devices will get the update and the roll out will begin early next year.