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When Google recently announced its highly-anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop update, several major Android handset makers rushed to update the release schedule for the next Android iteration.

Samsung is yet to officially reveal its plans for the Android 5.0 update schedule, while history suggests that the company often takes 90 to 120 days to roll out an update after Google's formal announcement.

As a thumb rule, handset makers generally take 60 to 90 days to roll out the latest Android version for flagship devices to the public, while non-flagship devices are known to get the latest updates only after 90 days.

It is ascertained that several mid-range to high-end devices released during the period of 2013 and 2014 are capable of running Android 5.0 Lollipop, given their configuration of 1GB RAM and a dual-core or quad-core processor.

On the flip side, all those devices that were released before 2013 may not be eligible for Google's latest Android 5.0 upgrade as they fall out of the stipulated 18-month software support from the handset's date of release.

Nevertheless, all mid-range and high-end Android devices released in the past couple of years (2012-2014) should be able to run Android 5.0 Lollipop and benefit from popular AOSP custom ROM releases, such as CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, OmniROM, etc.

Meanwhile, Google is expected to roll out its Android 5.0 update for Nexus devices as early as November 2014, with other smartphone manufacturers to follow soon after.

Below is the list of all devices from Samsung, Motorola and LG that are expected to receive the Lollipop 5.0 update in the next few months:


Samsung is yet to reveal its plans for the official roll out of the Lollipop 5,0 update on its devices, but a tentative prediction has been prepared by The Android Soul based on company's record history.

Samsung Phones

Samsung Galaxy Note 4January-February 2015
AT&T Galaxy Note 4March-April 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4March-April 2015
Verizon Galaxy Note 4May-June 2015
Sprint Galaxy Note 4February-March 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note EdgeJanuary-February 2015
AT&T Galaxy Note EdgeMarch-April 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy Note EdgeMarch-April 2015
Verizon Galaxy Note EdgeMay-June 2015
Sprint Galaxy Note EdgeFebruary-March 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 3 NeoMarch-April 2015
AT&T Galaxy Note 3June-July 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3June-July 2015
Verizon Galaxy Note 3June-July 2015
Sprint Galaxy Note 3May-June 2015
Samsung Galaxy S5 and S5 Mini/Active/SportJanuary-February 2015
AT&T Galaxy S5March-April 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy S5March-April 2015
Verizon Galaxy S5May-June 2015
Sprint Galaxy S5February-March 2015
Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini/ActiveMarch-April 2015
AT&T Galaxy S4June-July 2015
T-Mobile Galaxy S4June-July 2015
Verizon Galaxy S4June-July 2015
Sprint Galaxy S4May-June 2015
Samsung Galaxy AlphaJanuary-February 2015
Samsung Galaxy Grand PrimeMarch-April 2015
Samsung Galaxy K ZoomMarch-April 2015
Samsung Galaxy Ace StyleMarch-April 2015

Samsung Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, 10.5January-February 2015
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8.0, 10.1March-April 2015
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, 10.1, 12.2January-February 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 EditionMarch-April 2015
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 8.8, 10.1, 12.2January-February 2015

Motorola Phones

Motorola is a pioneer in releasing the latest Android updates from Google before anyone else does due to the fact that it has been recently acquired by the Android maker.

Motorola has officially confirmed in a recent blog post about its plans to update the entire range of Moto series and a bunch of Droid devices to latest Android 5.0 software from Google.

Here is the complete list of Motorola devices with the expected release date for Android 5.0 Lollipop:

Motorola Phones

Motorola Moto X 2nd Gen.November-December 2014
AT&T Moto X 2nd Gen.November-December 2014
T-Mobile Moto X 2nd Gen.November-December 2014
Verizon Moto X 2nd Gen.November-December 2014
Sprint Moto X 2nd Gen.November-December 2014
Motorola Moto X 1st Gen.November-December 2014
AT&T Moto X 1st Gen.November-December 2014
T-Mobile Moto X 1st Gen.November-December 2014
Verizon Moto X 1st Gen.November-December 2014
Sprint Moto X 1st Gen.November-December 2014
Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen.November-December 2014
Motorola Moto G 1st Gen.November-December 2014
AT&T Moto G 1st Gen.November-December 2014
T-Mobile Moto G 1st Gen.November-December 2014
Verizon Moto G 1st Gen.November-December 2014
Sprint Moto G 1st Gen.November-December 2014
Motorola Moto G LTENovember-December 2014
AT&T Moto G LTENovember-December 2014
T-Mobile Moto G LTENovember-December 2014
Motorola Moto ENovember-December 2014
Verizon Droid UltraNovember-December 2014
Verizon Droid MaxxNovember-December 2014
Verizon Droid MiniNovember-December 2014

LG has also remained silent about its plans for rolling out the Lollipop update, along the lines of Samsung. With its history suggesting a mediocre record in releasing Android updates, LG has a lot of ground to cover this year in its bid to push Android 5.0 update to as many devices as possible within the expected time frame.

LG Phones

LG G3March-April 2015
AT&T LG G3March-April 2015
T-Mobile LG G3March-April 2015
Sprint LG G3March-April 2015
Verizon LG G3March-April 2015
LG G3 s / Beat / VigorMay-June 2015
LG G3 StylusMarch-April 2015
LG G2March-April 2015
AT&T LG G2March-April 2015
T-Mobile LG G2March-April 2015
Sprint LG G2March-April 2015
Verizon LG G2March-April 2015
LG G2 miniMaybe/Maybe not
LG G Pro 2March-April 2015
LG G ProMay-June 2015
LG G FlexMarch-April 2015
AT&T LG G FlexMarch-April 2015
T-Mobile LG G FlexMarch-April 2015
Sprint LG G FlexMarch-April 2015
LG Lucid 3Maybe/Maybe not
LG F70Maybe/Maybe not
LG L70Maybe/Maybe not
LG L90Maybe/Maybe not

LG Tablets

LG G Pad 10.1May-June 2015
LG G Pad 8.0May-June 2015
LG G Pad 7.0May-June 2015

[Source: The Android Soul]