Android M is racing up the update chain and will be arriving before 2015 ends. Our slew of coverage about the software can be found here. But with the features being leaked and trickled every so often from Google, we’re looking forward to the devices that will be updated or introduced with Android M. If you want to keep up with us, you can bookmark this post and check back every Monday evening Eastern Time. We’ll keep it going up until the official launch of Android 5.2.
Here are the confirmation status terms as we are using them:
- Native — The OEM will introduce the device with Android M.
- Confirmed — The OEM or Google has explicitly mentioned that the device will receive an update to Android M.
- Assumed — For devices that have been/will be introduced within the past 18 months that have not been explicitly mentioned for Android M software.
- Likely — Based on history of OEM updates and device circumstances, the device may receive an update to Android M.
- Unlikely — Based on history of OEM updates and device circumstances, the device may not receive an update to Android M.
- Denied — The OEM or Google has explicitly mentioned that the device will NOT receive an update to Android M.
We’ll link relevant info in the confirmation status column.
|LG Nexus 4||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview/Was updated to Android 5.0 at 27 months*|
|LG Nexus 5||Likely||N/A|
|Motorola Nexus 6||Assumed||N/A|
|LG Nexus 2015||Assumed||N/A|
|Huawei Nexus 2015||Assumed||Q4|
|ASUS Nexus 7 (1st gen)||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview/Was updated to Android 5.0 at 28 months*|
|ASUS Nexus 7 (2nd gen)||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview|
|Samsung Nexus 10||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview/Was updated to Android 5.0 at 23 months*|
|HTC Nexus 9||Assumed||N/A|
|Sony Xperia T3||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview|
|Sony Xperia T2 Ultra||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview|
|Sony Xperia M2||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview|
|Sony Xperia E3||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview|
|Sony Xperia Z Ultra||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview|
|Sony Xperia Z1 Compact||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview|
|Sony Xperia Z1||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview|
|Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview|
|Sony Xperia Z2||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview|
|Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview|
|Sony Xperia Z3 Compact||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview|
|Sony Xperia Z3||Likely||N/A||AOSP preview|
|Sony Xperia Z4/Z3+||Likely||N/A|
|HTC One M8||Confirmed||N/A||No word on variants|
|HTC One M9||Confirmed||N/A|
|HTC One M9+||Confirmed||N/A|
*Refers to device from latest iteration