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Two hot Android smartphones have just started getting Android 5.0 Lollipop

Published Jan 28th, 2015 3:30PM EST
HTC One M8 and Galaxy Note 3 Lollipop Updates
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

A few months old, Android 5.0 Lollipop has yet to become available to most Android smartphone and tablet users, but some European Android fans will surely be thrilled to find out that Lollipop upgrades for certain top handsets will finally be available for download.

FROM EARLIER: LG: Android 5.0 Lollipop update is ‘coming soon’ to the G3

Last year’s HTC One (M8) and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 are the two handsets that should be updated to Lollipop in the region.

HTC’s Jeff Gordon confirmed on Twitter that European HTC One (M8) owners will get Android 5.0 soon. “HTC One M8 owners in Europe, have a sweet tooth this morning? Check your software updates!” he said on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, SamMobile notes that Samsung has started rolling out the Android 5.0 update for the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900 model) in Russia. The build number for the update is N900XXUEBOA6, and it should be available to users in the near future either as an over-the-air (OTA) update, or via Samsung Kies. The same update should also be rolled out in other European markets where the SM-N900 model is sold.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.