HTC One, LG G3 variants score Lollipop in this week's Android update roundup

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If you have an LG G3 or HTC One M8 this could be your week, as both of these phones are scoring Lollipop upgrades on specific carriers.

Other phones are getting routine updates, which will hopefully offer you some satisfaction until all that Material Design and other Android improvements from Lollipop find their way to your device.

Now to the rest of the updates. Each week we gather up all the major software updates for the biggest devices; phones and tablets on U.S. carriers (and unlocked phones, of course), wearables, and round them all up so you don’t miss a thing.

Making sure your device installs the latest software is a good housekeeping practice, ensuring you have the latest features, close security holes, and squish those pesky bugs.


LG G3:  The top-of-the-line phone from LG is the newest member of the Lollipop club. Be on the lookout for over-the-air update D85020f, which will bump your phone up to Android 5.0.1. It includes a lot of what makes Lollipop a great update on stock Android devices, like the new shades of Material Design and Google voice commands from any screen. LG has one of the more minimal Android skins, and adds in some nice features like its Knock Code unlocking technology.

Galaxy S5 Active: Not a huge update here, but it does bump you to Android 4.4.4 and adds in the usual bug fixes. At least now you’re officially on deck for Lollipop.


HTC One M8: It may not have hit within that 60-day deadline, but Lollipop for the HTC One is finally here. It brings all the Android 5.0 goodness along with the latest version of Sense 6.0. 


LG G3: It’s not just the AT&T model that is scoring Lollipop—the latest taste of Android is also set to hit the Sprint model of LG’s top phone. Be on the lookout for an over-the-air update, which is set to launch Feb. 13.


Ellipses 7 Tablet: Verizon’s take on an Android tablet wasn’t of the highest quality, but it was pretty cheap. But a cheap tablet usually means slow updates, hence why it’s just now getting Android KitKat 4.4.4. Look for an update from Verizon to hit your device.


OnePlus One: No Lollipop yet, but there’s still some updates coming your way to make the current KitKat build more stable. This latest build addresses a ton of instabilities and other issues. Grab the ZIP file yourself if so inclined.

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