AT&T is on a roll this week with the Lollipop updates. Just yesterday, they began pushing Android 5.0 to the LG G2, and are now following that up with Lollipop updates for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 Active.
The Galaxy Alpha is seeing one of the most recent versions of Lollipop, with an upgrade to Android 5.0.2. The Galaxy S5 Active, on the other hand, seems to only be getting Android 5.0. (more…)
Verizon’s Galaxy Note 3 is the next in line to receive the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. That gives Big Red seven devices that have now been bumped up to the newest version of Android, just don’t mention that to DROID Turbo owners.
The update, which is rolling out as version VRUEOB6, is a big one. Users can expect to see Material Design changes throughout, especially in Samsung’s stock apps. That means bolder colors, fluid animations, and floating action buttons everywhere. Outside of the shiny new looks, notifications will be more powerful (more control and on the lock screen), the app switcher turns into a stack of cards, and there are hidden features like Smart Lock. (more…)
T-Mobile, at least according to its support site, is ready to push Lollipop to the LG G2 starting today. The update will actually begin rolling out today an finish around May 22, so if you don’t see it right this minute, keep checking over the next couple of days.
The update introduces the phone to Android 5.0.2 and software version D80130b. The update weighs in at 617MB, so you’ll want to have plenty of battery or a charger nearby before updating. (more…)
Hopefully, you didn’t flash that OxygenOS thing that OnePlus called an “OS” the other week, because Cyanogen 12 is now available and rolling out to all OnePlus One owners starting today (well, yesterday it started). After a slight delay, if we can even call it that, the update brings Android 5.0 Lollipop and a whole bunch of new customizations to a phone that cracked our top 5 phones of 2014. (more…)
The LG G3 on Verizon is getting Lollipop! It is! Look, we have an official document saying as much. It’s also dated today! It doesn’t say April 1!
In all seriousness, the timing of Verizon going live with update details makes perfect sense. Over the weekend, we told you on Twitter (you should follow us there for nuggets of info like this) that you could plug-in your G3 and update via Verizon’s Software Upgrade Assistant. Many of you took us up on that and have been running Android 5.0 for a couple of days, while others were slightly confused by our half-cryptic Tweet.
Either way, the over-the-air (OTA) version of the update is going to start today. As expected, it’s a big one. (more…)
Lollipop has been a controversial update, if I’m being honest. It was originally introduced as a preview at Google I/O last year, then went live for the world to use in early November. The rollout of it in update form has been odd, to say the least, with Nexus devices even receiving it at different times and under different builds. Manufacturers and carriers are struggling to push updates out, thanks to at least three different bug fixing releases from Google since it was first introduced. No one knows which version they should put their money on, but what we do know is that anything pre-5.1 is likely to have at least a couple of critical bugs on board.
Still, companies are pushing out Lollipop updates as they can. Some good, some not so good. Many device owners thought they would have it by now and are getting frustrated, but those of us who have experienced Lollipop aren’t so sure that’s a good idea unless again, it’s 5.1.
It’s been an interesting story to watch unfold. Clearly, this is a much bigger update than I think anyone anticipated. It’s going to be a while before this becomes incredibly stable. Unfortunately, that means it’s also going to be a while before your non-Nexus device is mostly bug free.
With all that said, we just want to know something simple today – has your phone been updated to Lollipop? If so, which version?
Owners of the AT&T HTC One M8, your Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update is ready! “Technical approval” has been granted, so at any minute, a world of WiFi draining bugs hidden behind the beauty of Material Design will be upon you. It’s glorious, especially if you like charging phones all of the time or noticing your WiFi connection coming and going on the regular. Ahhh, software, we love you.
It’s not all bugs, though! You also get bold colors, fluid animations, and lock screen notifications. Lock screen notifications! Oh, there is a new “battery settings panel” too, which you’ll be staring at constantly trying to figure out why your battery life has been cut in half over night. Hah, yeah.
Go get it! (more…)
Update: It’s live! Head into Settings>About Phone>Software Updates>Check for Updates to grab it. As a reminder, this is a 2-part update that will take some time to complete. Be sure you have enough battery and time to do it.
Look! A changelog of the Lollipop update for Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Note 4
! It’s happening!
According to the date on the document, the update has been approved and should start rolling out to devices as early as today, April 2. The update will arrive in two parts as build VRU1BOAF. However, because we haven’t actually seen the update on a device, we aren’t sure if it’s Android 5.0 or 5.0.1 or 5.0.2. You will have to confirm that for us. (more…)