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Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date Update for HTC One M7, M8; LG G2, G3 and Sony Xperia

( [email protected] ) Oct 22, 2014 04:34 PM EDT
With Google's flagship Nexus devices on track to receive the newly detailed Android 5.0 Lollipop OS next month, the remaining Android users are excited about the possibility of getting the upgrade on their own devices soon. We detailed the possibilities with Samsung's Galaxy and Note device lines, but now it's time for the rest. When is Lollipop coming to your mobile device?
Android 5.0 Lollipop OS

With Google's flagship Nexus devices on track to receive the newly detailed Android 5.0 Lollipop OS next month, the remaining Android users are excited about the possibility of getting the upgrade on their own devices soon. We detailed the possibilities with Samsung's Galaxy and Note device lines, but now it's time for the rest. When is Lollipop coming to your mobile device?

HTC One (M8 and M7)

HTC has been very forthcoming with its update news than most other manufacturers, giving a specific window of time when we can expect updates to both the M8 and the M7. 

"We will begin rolling out updates to the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) in regions worldwide within 90 days of receiving final software from Google, followed shortly thereafter by other One family members and select devices," according to a statement from the tech company. The other devices in the One family would include the One Mini, One Mini 2, One Max, One E8, One E8 Eye, and possibly its Desire smartphones, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Just last week, the HTC One M8 received its Bluetooth certification, which points to Lollipop's Sense UI coming sooner than later. If the company follows through with the 90-day timetable, that means HTC One customers should expect to see Lollipop around late January.

Related: Android 5.0 Lollipop Leaked: New Google Apps Shown Off on a Nexus 5  

LG (G3 and G2)

While it's almost certain that the popular G3 and G2 phones will be seeing the Lollipop update, LG has not released any word on when that could be. Official word to TechRadar was that the company has no update on "if/when Android Lollipop will be coming to the LG G3," but it's a safe bet that its flagship Android device won't be ignored.

It's important to note that the G2 received the last update (4.4) around four months after release, so that may be a safe bet for Lollipop and the G3.

Sony Xperia

Sony, on the other hand, has been very forthcoming with news on Lollipop's inclusion on the Xperia Z line, going so far as to name each and every model that will see the update.

"We'll be making Sony Mobile's Android 'L' upgrade available for the entire premium Z series: including Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact," the post on Sony's official blog states. "Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition devices will be first up - we'll be back with more details on that soon."

As for an exact date, the company hasn't set anything in stone, but it does say that the update process will start at the "beginning of 2015 for the core Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series - continuing thereafter for all remaining devices above."