• Пн. Май 29th, 2023

Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop Review, Features, Compatibility, Availability Details

Previously announced «Android L» mobile operating system by Google at this year’s I/O 2014 developer conference, have finally got the name and build number, and it’s now officially called «Android 5.0 Lollipop» update available for smartphones, tablets, android nexus player streaming device, android wear, android tv and android auto devices. Today, we are writing a detailed Review of Android 5.0 Lollipop Features, Functionality, Compatibility and Availability for Android lovers and followers.

Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop Review, Features, Compatibility, Availability Details

Android 5.0 Lollipop Review

Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop software version features new «Material Design» language with major advanced user-interface (UI) visual enhancements and improvements. You can read full changelog of Android 5.0 Lollipop features and functionalities changes in below screenshot.

What’s New in Android 5.0 Lollipop Features and Changes?

Android 5.0 Lollipop Features and Changes

Android 5.0 Lollipop Hands-On Video Review

Android 5.0 Lollipop Availability and Release Date

The final version of Android Lollipop v5.0 will come pre-installed on upcoming newest Nexus-branded Android powered hardware devices such as; Motorola Nexus 6 Smartphone,  HTC Nexus 9 Tablet and Asus Media Streamer and Game Console.

According to sources, the first official Android Lollipop OTA Update (over-the-air) will be released to general public from next month November 03, 2014 to those users holding Nexus 7 (2012 Wi-Fi), Nexus 7 (2013 Wi-Fi) and Nexus 10 devices, and the rest of the nexus phone users including Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013 LTE), Google Play Editions will also get the OTA update afterwards later same month.

Android 5.0 Lollipop Availability and Release Date

Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK (software development kit) and Android 5.0 Lollipop system images are now available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 devices on developer.android.com.

Compatibility List of Android 5.0 Lollipop Phones and Tablets

The latest available Android Lollipop v5.0 Firmware will be initially supported and compatible by major Android manufacturer’s devices such as; Motorola, Sony, HTC, Samsung, LG, while the OTA update release dates are not confirmed yet. The official lists of android devices are;

Google Nexus:

  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 7 (1st and 2nd-gen)
  • Nexus 10
  • Google Play Edition devices

(Expected OTA update timeframe: November, 2014)


  • Moto X (1st Gen. & 2nd Gen.)
  • Moto G (1st Gen. & 2nd Gen.)
  • Moto G with 4G LTE
  • Moto E
  • DROID Ultra
  • DROID Maxx
  • Droid Mini


  • 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
  • Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

(Expected OTA update timeframe: Early 2015)


  • HTC One M7
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One Mini
  • HTC One Mini 2

(Expected OTA update timeframe: within 90 days of the final software)


  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy Tabs


  • LG G3
  • LG G2

Note: The above mentioned android device list is partial and will change over time, so check back again for changes and inclusion of new devices and dates.

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