If you're anything like me, you've been checking the Internet every couple of hours to see if Google's released any new information about the upcoming release of their newest Android Operating System. Android 5.0 has officially been revealed to have the name Lollipop, which, whatever. Everyone's really excited about the huge update that's soon to be coming to most Android phones: a completely new design standards, a slew of technical improvements, and a host of awesome-sounding new features make this one of the biggest updates Android's gotten in years. Up until the other day, though, information about when exactly we can all plan on actually getting Android 5.0 has been pretty scant. Hell, we didn't even learn its name until just recently, either.
But now we know when users can expect to take Android 5.0 Lollipop out for a spin thanks to an OTA update. Of course, if you're real good and tech-savvy, you probably a) don't really need to be reading this (so thanks!), and b) are already well-aware that power users can side-load the official Lollipop SDK already.
Thankfully, tech website Neowin.net went ahead and tracked down update information for most of the major device manufacturers.
Here's the quick rundown:
If you're rocking an HTC One M7 or M8, you're super in luck: your update heads your way within the next 90 days. Other handsets have yet to be announced.
The whole line of Xperia Z Series devices get Lollipop, but all they've said about when is that it's going to happen in "the beginning of 2015."
Strangely enough, Motorola hasn't been very specific with dates, but it has given us a pretty thick list of devices that will be getting Lollipop within the next few months. More details should come soon, since Google owns Motorola. For now, we've got this list: Gen 1 and 2 Moto X, Gen 1 and 2 Moto G, 4G LTE Moto G, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini.
All we know about NVIDIA's Shield Tablet is that it'll get Lollipop. We don't know when quite yet.
The Nexus line is typically the first to get an OTA update when Android rolls out a new operating system. Google has confirmed that OTA updates will begin rolling out November 3 for the Nexus 7 (both versions) Wi-Fi models, as well as the Nexus 10. Nexus 4, 5, and 7 LTE users will have to wait until later in November.