Updated 01:17 PM EST, Wed, Dec 02, 2020

Android L 5.0 OTA Release & Download: Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, LG G3 & More Updated

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It's been three months since Android officially seeded its latest operating system, the Android 5.0 Lollipop, to prospective devices. Featuring the iconic Material Design, Lollipop has attracted the eyes of many, despite the fact that it won't arrive for everyone.

Motorola's Nexus 6 and HTC's Nexus 9 are among the first Google devices to ship with Lollipop. The OS arrived as an update to older Nexus models, such as the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 / 2013) and Nexus 10.

At present, the Verizon-carried Galaxy S5 has received the update, the Business Insider reported. The Galaxy Note 4 (Poland) and Galaxy Note 3 (Russia) got the upgrade as well.

As told by the outlet, owners of the HTC One M8 (Sprint / T-Mobile) and LG G3 (AT&T) can now update their devices. However, Lollipop's release for the HTC One M7 remains uncertain, though the source claimed it's been confirmed to get so.

Galaxy S5 models under Verizon should receive the update before February ends, Digital Trends noted. The outlet added that there had been reports, which claimed that the new OS has come to the LG G Pro 2 in some parts of Europe. South Korea is expected to follow.

Sony has since revealed its devices set to receive Lollipop, which predominantly included the Xperia Z line: the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3V and the Xperia Z3 Compact.

The "core" Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 series are particularly announced to get the upgrade at the beginning of 2015.

As we have previously noted, Motorola has dedicated a software upgrades page to those on the lookout for Lollipop updates. The new OS is set to arrive among the Moto X (1st & 2nd Generation), Moto G (1st and 2nd Generation), Moto G 4G LTE, DROID Turbo, Moto E, DROID Ultra, DROID Maxx and DROID Mini.

Lollipop is more than just a visual overhaul, as it also brings emphasis on content focus, intuitive gestures, customized notification systems and heightened security options.

Rumored flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, Sony Xperia Z4 and LG G4 are all expected to ship with Lollipop.

While official OTA updates may not be readily available, some developers have crafted custom builds for a number of devices, and you can check them out here, here and here.

In contrast to custom ROMs, OTA downloads are official releases that come as automatic updates to select devices. To manually check for an upgrade, simply go to Settings > About Phone > Software Updates > Check Now.

For more information about Lollipop, head over here.

See it in action below.

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