Asus finally began rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 owners in May 2015. With the release, Asus warned that many of the pre-installed apps on their devices would be deleted when people upgraded to Lollipop.

Pre-installed apps that faced the chop included Battery Widget, Movie Studio, Cloud Print and Magic Smoke Wallpapers. Sounds like a quick and easy way to get rid of bloatware to us!

For the full list of release notes and things that will be affected by the Lollipop update on Asus devices, see Asus’ official Lollipop page for the ZenFone 5.


The entire Nexus family received the Lollipop update up to Android 5.1.1, and all bar the Nexus 4, 7 (2012) and 10 have now progressed onto Android 6.0 Marshmallow. 

One of the perks of Nexus phones is that you can download factory images for the latest – as well as earlier – Android versions from the official Google Developers’ site.

Just click the link, then scroll down until you find your Nexus device and download the version you want. Factory images generally appear before OTA (over the air) updates – but not always – so if you’re feeling impatient you can download the latest Android version manually.

If you want to update your Nexus device to Lollipop manually, then follow our guide on how to update your Nexus 5 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. This guide also applies if you’re not using a Nexus 5 or want to update to a different Lollipop version – just swap out ‘Nexus 5’ and ‘Android 5.1.1’ for the files for your particular Nexus device and the Android version you want.

GOOGLE LOLLIPOP UPDATES5. 4—-YesNEXUS 5—-YesNEXUS 6—-YesNEXUS 7 (2013)—-YesNEXUS 7—-YesNEXUS 9—-YesNEXUS 10—-YesNexus devices are always (well, usually) first in line for Lollipop updates. / © ANDROIDPITAndroid 5.0 Lollipop tips and tricksAnnoying Android 5.0 Lollipop problems solvedHTC

The HTC One M7 and One M8 jumped aboard the good ship Lollipop in early 2015. The One M7 got as far as Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, with no further updates to come, while the more recent One M8 saw an upgrade to 5.0.1 or 5.0.2, depending on your carrier. The One M8 skipped the Android 5.1 update in favor of waiting for Android Marshmallow, as confirmed by HTC VP of Product Management Mo Versi. The rare Google Play Edition of the HTC One M8 has been fortunate enough to progress onto Android Marshmallow already.

HTC was one of the first smartphone manufacturers to comment on the Lollipop release, promising that it would roll out Android updates within 90 days of their release. While the HTC One M8 just managed to stick to this promise, the One M7 rollout has been a bit slower. The One M7 Lollipop update began in February and has since been completed.

Android 5.1 has rolled for the HTC One M9 and so has Android 5.0 for the HTC Desire Eye. 

HTC LOLLIPOP UPDATES5. ONE MINICancelled—-HTC ONE MINI 2Cancelled—-HTC DESIRE EYE–Yes–HTC ONE M7–Yes–HTC ONE M8–Yes–HTC ONE M9—Yes-HTC ONE MAX-Yes—The HTC One M8 is currently running Android Lollipop. / © ANDROIDPITHuawei

Chinese smartphone giant Huawei isn’t usually the first to the table when it comes to Android updates, but Lollipop has slowly appeared on a number of Huawei devices. The Ascend Mate 7, Ascend P7 and Honor 6 and Honor 4X finally took the leap to Android 5.1.1 in October 2015.

Huawei issued a firmware update for the Ascend G7 in early January 2016 to bring the device up to Android 5.1 Lollipop. The update applies to the G760-L01 model of the device, and benefits users in Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

HUAWEI LOLLIPOP UPDATES5. P8Yes—-HUAWEI ASCEND P7—-YesHUAWEI ASCEND G7—Yes-HUAWEI ASCEND MATE 7—-YesHONOR 6—-YesHONOR 4X—-YesHuawei’s latest flagship, the Huawei P8, comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop. / © ANDROIDPITLG

LG was one of the early adopters of the Lollipop update, and many of its recent handsets are now running it. 2013’s LG G2, for example, jumped straight to version 5.0.2. The LG G2 Mini received the 5.0.2 update in some areas of the world and the LG G Flex 2 received the 5.1.1 update in South Korea. Verizon is rolling out the 5.1.1 update on the LG G3.

Its 2015 flagship, the LG G4, skipped the Android 5.1.1 update in favor of preparing for Android Marshmallow, which is beginning to roll out to the device.


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