According to latest reports, Samsung will start rolling out the Android 5.0 update for the Galaxy S5 sometime in December. The update would be in a phased manner and would vary from region to region. If reports are to be believed, the rollout may even go into the next year. The unlocked Galaxy S5 devices are expected to get the update first. Samsung is bringing major changes to TouchWiz so that it matches Google’s “material design”. An early version of Android Lollipop running on the Galaxy S5 has confirmed the changes the Korean technology company made to its interface TouchWiz.
Android 5.0 will come preloaded on the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Google revealed that several previous-generation Nexus devices will be receiving the updates. Specifically the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, the Nexus 10, and Google Play Edition devices will get updates in the coming weeks.
Sony has already announced that its entire Xperia Z lineup will get the Android 5.0 Lollypop update. The Xperia Z series includes devices like 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. Along with the Xperia Z line-up, Sony will be releasing Android 5.0 for Z Ultra Google Play edition smartphone.
Few weeks back in a blog post, Motorola’s SVP for software engineering Steve Horowitz has confirmed that the following devices are in line for an Android 5.0 update. Moto X (1st and 2nd Gen), Moto G (1st and 2nd Gen), Moto G with 4G LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini.
Earlier this month Google’s senior vice president of Android and Chrome has announced a new Android 5.0. Lollipop brings with it a new “Material Design” language for the UI and accompanying apps along with 5,000 new APIs for developers. Lollipop includes a new battery save mode that will supposedly boost battery life by 90 minutes when users find themselves close to running out of battery. Lollipop also includes Factor Reset Protection, which lets device owners disable their phone remotely. Android 5.0 also brings new features such as lock screen notifications, multi-user support for phones, support for 64-bit processor, file sharing through Android Beam, etc.