Android Lollipop 5.0 updates: Galaxy S3 and Note 4 will NOT be receiving update

Older Samsung phones will be unable to update to Google's latest OS

Generally, Motorola has been the fastest when it comes to updating its devices, because it sticks with a pure Android experience and only adds in a handful of bespoke apps.

Motorola has confirmed Lollipop will be made available for the following devices:

Moto X (1st Gen. & 2nd Gen)Moto G (1st Gen. & 2nd Gen)Moto G with 4G LTEMoto EDroid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini

Motorola has set up a handy webpage where you can track the status of your device by country and network. 


The flagship HTC One M8 has started receiving the Lollipop update across Europe.

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HTC One (M8) owners in Europe, have a sweet tooth this morning? Check your software updates!

Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) January 28, 2015


Update - Sony has confirmed that the Lollipop rollout has begun on the Z3 and Z3 Compact. Starting on March 16th, the update will go out across Europe, beginning in the Nordic and Baltic territories.

If you've got an Xperia branded device, you'll get Lollipop in 2015. The following devices are confirmed for the update:

Xperia ZXperia ZLXperia ZRXperia Tablet ZXperia Z1Xperia Z1SXperia Z UltraXperia Z1 CompactXperia Z2Xperia Z2 TabletXperia Z3Xperia Z3vXperia Z3 CompactXperia Z3 Tablet Compact

"Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition devices will be first up we'll be back with more details on that soon," Sony said in a blog post.

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"We'll start the upgrade at [the] beginning of 2015 for the core Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series continuing thereafter for all remaining devices above."


Asus manufactured the first wave of 7in Nexus tablets, which proved phenomenally popular. The firm is now rolling out over-the-air updates for its 2012 and 2013 models.

"The Android 5.0 Lollipop roll-out for Nexus 7 Wi-Fi-only devices worldwide has begun. The update will rolled out for Nexus 7 LTE/3G models around the beginning of December 2014," Asus confirmed in a statement.

However, be warned that hundreds of users have flocked to the Google product pages complaining about performance degradation after upgrading the 2012 model. Many deem the tablet unusable after switching to Lollipop, because the hardware is unable to cope with the software's animations.

This article was originally published on the 24/11/14 and has been updated multiple times (most recently on 09/07/15).

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