HTC already released the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update to the unlocked HTC One M8. The One M7 should get the same update on Early Feb,2015. As for the rest of the One Family, HTC initially promised to update all versions of its 2013 and 2014 flagship smartphone within 90 days of receiving the Android 5.0 code. However, it looks like there will be a slight delay...
Mo Versi, HTC's Vice President of product management delivered the news in a dedicated post. The delay is caused by issues Android 5.0 initially contained, which were subsequently fixed by Google with minor updates. HTC is working hard with Google and its carrier partners to incorporate the latter into its OS build.
HTC already updated several versions of the One M8. They include the factory unlocked model, the Developer Edition, and the Google Play variant. Mo Versi promises "good news to share soon" on the rest of the One family.
Few hours ago, Google officially announced Android M Developer Preview. Now, Jeff Gordon, Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC, has just announced via its Twitter account that Android M update will become officially Available to the HTC One M9 and HTC One M9+ and More devices.
Good news! The HTC One M9 and M9+ will be updated to Android M, with more devices to be announced soon.— Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) May 28, 2015
More HTC devices to get M updates will be announced soon. We expect that all latest HTC High-end and Mid-range devices released last year get the Android M update. Currently only the developer preview is available, Google will release the final version of the Android M later this year, HTC will take 90 days starting from this release date to develop an update for its devices with Sense 7 UI.
Google says that Android M is its most powerful release ever, bringing hundreds of improvements, including improved battery life, simplified app permissions control, Android Pay, an enhanced UI, and more.
Earlier this year, We reported that Samsung is rumored to be working on a foldable Tablet and Smartphone, codenamed "Project V". It looks like that these rumors turns out to be true, as a newly published patent (No. 30-0757696) from the company has surfaced online, revealing a tablet display that could fold up to two times, effectively forming a single device.
In the Patent, it isn't clear enough how the device's display would work in its unfolded form but it looks like all three parts will be connected together as a screen to display wide-screen video.
It's worth mentioning that this is a design registration patent, meaning it shows the actual look of a hypothetical device, which may or may not turn into reality. Samsung filed it back in November 2013, and the Korean Intellectual Property Office published it yesterday.
We should see these foldable products in the markets by the end of this year. The price is expected to be high considering the technology used on manufacturing such devices.
Last year's LG G Flex didn't exactly take the world by storm. Although featuring a unique curved display, the high price and the massive size were reason enough for most people to stay away from it.
But LG will be announcing a second generation model later this year. According to an unnamed LG executive in India, the second generation G Flex aka G Flex 2 will be smaller than the first one and will feature a "better than Full HD" display. The first model had a 6.0-inch, 720p display.
The phone will launch in Korea first later this year, followed by other markets like US and India.
Latest reports from Google, confirming that the first Android 5.0 Lollipop over-the-air updates is coming to Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 7 (2013 Wi-Fi) and Nexus 10 devices only, and it will start rolling-out on November,3rd.
The Rest of the devices Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013 LTE) will get the same Lollipop OTA update later on November as well, but because radio and carriers variants takes more time on testing than the regular Wi-Fi only devices.
In both cases all the Nexus family will get the Android 5.0 during November starting with the Wi-Fi only tablets on the third day of the month. Check out what's New on Android 5.0 Lollipop!
After Samsung launched its Android 6.0 beta program on two of its premier devices from 2015, people were curious whether or not some of the older 2014 models will receive the Marshmallow update. As it turns out, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge are just the beta platforms for the Company to consolidate its Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware, but certainly not the only ones who will get the update.
Historically speaking, Samsung always updates its major/flagship devices twice when it comes to big Android version updates. Therefore, the Galaxy S5 for example, should receive Android Marshmallow as its second update is still due. Our previous reports regarding the ongoing work on the Marshmallow firmware for S5 also confirms our educated guess. The Note 4, the Note Edge and the Galaxy S5 LTE-A among others should receive the same sometime in 2016.
Needless to say, the more recent devices launched in 2015 will also get Android 6.0 but the exact time for those updates are not yet clear. Unlike Nexus or Motorola devices, Samsung phones do not necessarily get the fastest updates because the company also needs to customize its own TouchWiz UI on top of the new Android version. The delay might irritate some users, but it is better to get a bug-free, solid version than a faster botched up update in our opinion.
If you own a Samsung smartphone you probably can't wait for the Lollipop update to hit your device. Today we got some Hot News from our sources regarding the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Premium Galaxy A series, and the old-but-gold Galaxy Note 2.
Galaxy A series In-Development
Samsung is currently working on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for its premium mid-range Galaxy A series. The update is expected to Roll-out to the Galaxy A7, A5 and A3 during this Quarter (Q2,2015). It will pack the Lollipop and Material Design goodies that currently existed in the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 updates.
Galaxy Note 2 Lollipop Update
Earlier last month, Samsung's old flagship Galaxy Note 2 has been officially confirmed to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The update hasn't hit hit the Development status yet and will be coming later this year, So be patient and wait a little longer.
Samsung's Android 5.1 On-Hold
Samsung's latest Android build is 5.0.2 and it may start developing on the latest Android 5.1 or 5.1.1 build after Google fixes the memory leak issue which will affect all the Galaxy smartphones performance. Google promised to fix this issue ASAP.