The T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy S5 is the latest to jump on board the Lollipop train. It’s been refreshing to see Samsung’s flagship score the latest Android build so quickly in comparison to previous versions of Android, especially with a new Galaxy S6 just around the corner.
However, there are other updates to consider. 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.
Galaxy S5: Be on the lookout for an over-the-air update bringing you Android Lollipop. One report says you’ll see build number G900TUVU1DOB1 show up soon. The download is about 900MB, so be patient when the download starts.
Moto X: The second-generation Moto X is getting Android Lollipop 5.0.2. The Motorola support page has all the details, focusing on the revamped notifications and other Material Design-inspired changes to the newest version of Android.
Shield Tablet: One of the best Android tablet for gamers is getting an update for a smoother gaming experience. It leaves you on Android 5.0.1, but includes improvements to battery life, charging performance, and user interface performance. The update follows a boost to the GRID gaming service, which is bringing more titles like Saint’s Row IV and Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7.
HTC One M8: While Sprint has already signed off on the Lollipop update, HTC now has the full system image available if you want to install it yourself. To do this, you need to install HTC Sync on your computer if it doesn’t recognize your device when plugging it in. Get the HTC One Lollipop download directly from the company site.
LG G3: We had a hint it was coming last week but now it’s official: Lollipop is on its way to you. The Sprint update page is live with all the details about what’s new with your smartphone.