A number of Android devices have just received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Verizon has released the update for the Galaxy Note 3, AT&T and T-Mobile for the LG G2 and AT&T for the Galaxy Alpha and S5 Active.
Verizon has officially released the Android 5.0 lollipop update for owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on its network. The rollout is pushing out over the air now. Verizon is the last of the four major carriers to release the update to its customers, and T-Mobile was the first to rollout 5.0 on the Note 3, followed by Sprint and AT&T.
AT&T has issued a release of Android 5.0 Lollipop for two Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 Active. Both phones are available internationally and are exclusive to AT&T in the U.S., although a similar version of the Galaxy S5 Active called the Galaxy S5 Sport is available on Sprint, which recently pushed Android 5.0 Lollipop to its exclusive variant.
Although updates for the Galaxy Alpha and S5 Active were confirmed and expected eventually, the sudden AT&T release of the updates is somewhat of a surprise, especially for the Alpha, which has not yet received Android 5.0 in any other region worldwide. The S5 Active has seen some sporadic release activity elsewhere but is still not widespread.
Both AT&T and T-Mobile have released Android 5.0 Lollipop for the LG G2. AT&T made the announcement on its support site, which includes instructions for customers on how to prepare for the download, which is occurring OTA (over the air), and additional instructions on how to verify that the update has been fully and properly loaded to their LG G2.
T-Mobile has issued a similar document confirming that the Android 5.0 Lollipop is available for LG G2 owners. The update is also OTA, requires Wi-Fi and is rolling out randomly and gradually to LG G2 devices on the network, but customers who don't want to wait can download the update manually now by following the step by step instructions on T-Mobile's support site.