New T-Mobile Software Updates page lets you track Android update progress

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Yesterday evening, T-Mobile’s chief product guru tweeted out a link to a brand new page the company has been working on. The new Software Updates page within T-Mo’s support pages now lets you track how far along your next Android update is, and which model is being developed and tested.

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The update process is broken in to three parts:

  • Manufacturer Development – This is the very first step and denotes that the carrier and manufacturer have agreed to support the new software update.
  • T-Mobile Testing – The second step, which can often delay releases, whereby T-Mo’s engineers put phones through a “certification process testing to make sure you get the best quality software possible.”
  • Completed – The third and final stage needs no explanation. The software is available to download now.

What’s really useful about this page is that it shows you devices which are due a software update soon, or have had one recently. At time of writing, there are nine handsets/tablets on the page. Those are the following:

  • Nexus 4 – Android 5.0 – COMPLETED
  • Nexus 5 – Android 5.0 – COMPLETED
  • Nexus 7 – Android 5.0 – COMPLETED
  • HTC One – Android 5.0 – T-Mobile Testing
  • HTC One M8 – Android 5.0 – COMPLETED
  • Galaxy Note 3 – Android 5.0 – T-Mobile Testing
  • Galaxy Note 4 – Android 5.0 – Manufacturer Development
  • Galaxy Note Edge – Android 5.0 – Manufacturer Development
  • Galaxy S5 – Android 5.0 – COMPLETED

Although it doesn’t easy the impatience of customers without the Lollipop update, I’m pleased we now have an easy way to check progress of upcoming Android updates. It certainly bits digging in to each individual phone to find out if there has been a software update.

Let us know your thoughts on the new page. And be sure to add this page to your browser bookmarks.

Thanks to all who shared this with us. It’s great news!

Source: T-Mobile

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  • bisayan

    where is the LG G3? Come on LOLLIPOP! Still waiting for VoLTE.

    • Ron

      Shows this page is pretty much useless or all the info on a LG G3 update is on the way is wrong. I am guessing the info on this page is incomplete at best so should not be believed. I have a G3 and I am waiting also.

      • bisayan

        I hope its wrong as well…If this update will not come anytime soon I may just JUMP! with new M9 or S6 or maybe the Z3 :). Thanks man Good luck !

    • Cam Bunton

      More handsets will be added soon, according to Des.

  • Mike Palomba

    This is great. They should’ve saved this for an uncarrier event because it’s a major point of annoyance from the point of view of the customer

  • Mike Palomba

    This is great. They should’ve saved this for an uncarrier event because it’s a major point of annoyance from the point of view of the customer

    • Mr Paul

      I agree this is a very good thing from T-Mobile, and I hope it makes other carriers consider doing this same- but sorry, it’s not an “Uncarrier”. It’s just something American carriers have never decided to do until T-Mobile took the initiative.

  • Eric Witkowski

    So no S4?

    • Bob

      Not yet but according to Samsung the S4 will get an update in the spring. When in the spring they don’t know.

  • besweeet

    No Windows Phones? Hmm…

    • Cam Bunton

      Which Windows Phones? ;-)

      • besweeet

        521, 530, 635, 925, One M8, etc.

        • I hope that T-Mobile will add a Band 2 LTE-capable radio to the 521 in the Lumia Denim update.

        • besweeet

          The 521 doesn’t support LTE to begin with and can’t be added with a simple software update.

        • Cam Bunton

          Okay.. so the universal “winky” face emoji normally means that I’m kidding. I was making a point that T-Mobile needs to stock more Windows Phones..

          ..the internet has no sense of humor.

        • besweeet

          Kind of an odd “sense of humor.” I guess the Internet is easily entertained.

      • Ordeith
    • Ordeith

      No kidding. Between that and the crap for coverage I switched to Cricket with ATT phones that get updates. :)
      I was on T-Mobile for over 7 years and tolerated the coverage issues, but when I moved to Windows Phone T-Mobile became more of an adversary than a friend. It was the straw.

  • bisayan

    Where is the LG G3 lollipop? Still waiting for VoLTe

    • GreatNews

      According to T-Mobile it will be released next week first week of March

      • trickinit

        Where did you hear that?

        • GreatNews

          From a T-Mobile rep, she asked her supervisor and he/she told her that he/she was informed today (was yesterday in real life when I called) that the G3 will get the update in first, first half week of March

        • trickinit

          As much as I hope it’s true, I have my doubts. I worked as a rep/manager for T-Mobile for 7 years and we were never privy to that kind of information.

        • GreatNews

          It changed a lot in the last 7 years if you haven’t noticed it yet… And now with the new Update page reps could probably see more info then we people so I just hope its true

        • trickinit

          There definitely have been a lot of changes. But when I still worked there about 6 months ago there was huge divide between upper management and everyone else. They never provided us with information that we didn’t *need* to know. They didn’t want us giving out bad information and causing problems. That very well could have changed by now.

          Either way, I hope you’re right. I’ve been very anxious to upgrade my G3 to Lollipop.

        • GreatNews

          The only way to find out if it’s true is to wait another week or so and see what happens

        • 9to5Slavery

          7 years? Wow

        • trickinit

          Yep. It was a good job while it lasted, but not my career of choice.

        • 9to5Slavery

          what is?

        • 9to5Slavery

          lol in real life

    • Chris Fisher

      I used JUMP! from the LG G3 to the Nexus 6 not long ago. I’m am still disappointed that the G3 does not have Android 5.x yet. When I read that the Polish version of the G3 had Lollipop earlier than Nexus devices I thought T-Mobile would have it as one of their first devices to have Lollipop. I really, really miss the button placement from my previous LG phones and I think it’s absurd that the Nexus 6 does not have a notification light without rooting but other than those things I do enjoy the Nexus and having updates right away.

      On a side note….bring WiFi calling to the Nexus 6 quickly!

      • patt

        It must be close ATT got it, someone on Verizon G3 got it by accident.

      • skywalkr2

        I could have written this post word for word. This other Chris must be my long lost twin.

    • TMOTECH

      Don’t be in such a hurry for VOLTE. It is still I. It’s infancy. Voice on 3G is more consistent.

      • Trevnerdio

        This right here. Fallback from VoLTE to GSM voice is probably the most inconsistent thing ever. I would say it only works 10% of the time.

    • T-Mobile Cares

      I am not quite sure as to how the LG G3 Lollipop update was left off of the list, but I am happy to report it is in the T-Mobile testing phase. And our testing is going really well. VoLTE will be included in the update. I will reach out to product development and try to get it added to the list. Thank you for pointing this out to us.

      • Guest

        Add the Lumia 521 to the VoLTE update as well, if you can!

  • Geoff

    Where is the Sony Experia Z3??

    • sushimane

      They say it was going to come in early 2015. Some website said February. We would have to wait.

  • GreatNews

    According to Des they will add more devices to the site soon

  • Joey

    Still no Xperia Z update :

    • Matt Pankey

      Oh you can forget about that. T-Mobile abandoned it a long time ago. Never even got KitKat.

      • Mark

        Yeah, that’s depressing. I’d be happy with the KitKat upgrade tbh. And I’ll probably wait until the M9 drops for my Jump upgrade, which will be way over the 50% paid for point (and which makes me wonder why I bought Jump in the first place).

      • TMOTECH

        You mean Sony abandoned it. T-Mobile is not responsible for creating ROM’s. They only specify what goes in the ROM that the manufacturer creates.

        • Mark

          Sony released KitKat for the Xperia Z (C6606), see http://support.sonymobile.com/global-en/xperiaz/software/ . My assumption is that TMo either never did what needed to be done for their specific version to be created (WiFi calling, etc.) or never completed their testing.

        • Mark

          (Since my earlier version included a URL for Sony Mobile that got it suppressed)

          Sony released KitKat for the Xperia Z (C6606), version 10.5.1.A.0.283. My assumption is that TMo either never did what needed to be done
          for their specific version to be created (WiFi calling, etc.) or else never
          completed their testing for it to be released.

        • Matt Pankey

          Then explain to me why the international version of the Xperia Z received the 4.4 update. T-Mobile is responsible for pushing the updates after they tweak and approve it. Why would this update information on the site mentioned in the article exist of it weren’t T-Mobile pushing the updates?

        • Mr Paul

          Seriously. No carrier is at fault for Sony’s behavior.

        • Matt Pankey

          Sony did release KitKat for the Xperia Z. On every variant except T-Mobile. So why isn’t T-Mobile to blame for that?

        • Mr Paul

          In that case they are. I confused that model with Sony’s normal slacking, oops.

      • The only OS updates T-Mobile is responsible for are for the Windows phones. Other than that, either the OEMs or the OS software creators (in your case, Google), are responsible for creating the updates.

        • Matt Pankey

          Umm no. The US carriers are responsible for delivering the updates. The international Xperia Z got the KitKat update a very long time ago. The only version that didn’t is the T-Mobile variant. I’m not sure why you think the US carriers aren’t responsible for pushing the updates.

        • Matt Pankey

          Manufacturer Development – This is the very first step and denotes that the carrier and manufacturer have agreed to support the new software update.

          T-Mobile Testing – The second step, which can often delay releases, whereby T-Mo’s engineers put phones through a “certification process testing to make sure you get the best quality software possible.”*

          *that makes it pretty clear.

        • Actually, it doesn’t make anything clear for Windows phone users. Our updates are the only ones out of all mobile updates that are at the mercy of the carriers at the moment.

          This Android debacle lies squarely at the feet of the OS and the OEM.

        • Matt Pankey

          It’s also quite clear that I wasn’t talking about Windows Phone. *smh*

  • Tim

    This is great, I was wondering when my HTC One was going to get the update.

  • Matt Pankey

    It’s just so T-Mobile employees can say “Oh go to the blah blah website for information on your update.” I’ll think it’s awesome when I see how accurate it is.

  • Chris

    Without dates this is worthless. I’m not completely blaming T-Mobile here as Google handles rollouts of Android updates rather poorly even for Nexus branded devices. One big reason I moved back to Apple. When they release an iOS update either you can get it or you can’t because you are using a fairly old device that just can’t run the new software.

    • Plow Rox

      “One big reason I moved back to Apple. When they release an iOS update
      either you can get it or you can’t because you are using a fairly old
      device that just can’t run the new software.”
      Wow Just Wow!
      At least Android users know if they get updates that their “fairly old” devices wont be crippled by the crappy forced out update. Also even if the device is too old for a Manufacture’s update there is a thriving support community willing to give devices a longer life.

      • 9to5Slavery

        Longer life? Sometimes

    • Get a Life

      While an ETA would be nice, I don’t think I’d go so far as to say it’s “worthless”… that’s a pretty bold and shall I say rude. Just to play along for a minute… let’s pretend that they *did* include ETA dates…. I have a feeling that the first time they missed releasing or updating on that date, then you would be the first on the interwebs bemoaning the ETA as worthless and how TMUS sucks and they are liars and cant get anything done on time.

      Hmmmm…. come to think of it, it is a software update for a frikkin phone! There are far more important things in the world than getting your panties in a bunch because they can’t update your software fast enough. Talk about 1st world problems.

      On 2nd thought, why am I wasting my time responding to a TROLL? I have much more important things to ……

  • DDLAR

    A very nice idea. But, where’s the LG G3???

    • othercents

      Not slated to get the lollipop update yet.

      • lb

        Really sad that T-mobile’s G3 hasn’t gotten it yet. My D855 (European variant / 800mhz band 20 LTE) got it back in December and 3 consecutive “bug fixes” (All at 5.0) Especially because LG really wanted to have it on their flagship as this can hurt their brand because a carrier is taking too much time. Tmobile has to add their Wi-fi calling layer, so that may be the reason why European and ATT models already have it.

    • k

      No kidding. And get the volte enabled on the g3 too!!!

    • T-Mobile Cares

      I am not quite sure as to how the LG G3 Lollipop update was left off of the list, but I am happy to report it is in the T-Mobile testing phase. And our testing is going really well. I will reach out to product development and try to get it added to the list. Thank you for pointing this out to us.

      • GreatNews

        Confused: You claim to be a T-Mobile Care person (according to your name) and you said that the LG G3 is already in T-Mobile testing and is going really well and today upon checking I see T-Mobile added the LG G3 on the site but under Manufacturing Testing and earlier this week I spoke to a rep over the phone and she told me that it will be released in the first week of March which is next week! So now which one of those 3 statements are true?

    • gorilla

      Seriously. LG said coming soon in January,
      I think Sprint version already got it.

  • Kelly

    Seriously? Note 3 has progressed further than Note 4? WTF!

    • TMOTECH

      Because it’s an older phone.
      You people kill me. If the note 4 was ready first someone would be screaming that it’s unfair. What the hell is wrong with kit Kat anyway?

      • HeatFan786

        Look, having empathy is key. It would be unfair regardless of OEMs. Nobody asked for VR.

    • user311

      Its probably because they need it to also work with GearVR. So more in-house development time is required.

    • 9to5Slavery

      Should of gotten another android phone

      • Matt Pankey

        WTF, dude? Is that supposed to help anyone?

        • 9to5Slavery

          Yes. Help them wake up from making bad decisions and helping them move on from making bad decisions.

        • Matt Pankey

          It’s their decision to make. It’s also their money. It’s reasonable to ask certain question, and ask those question without a condescending jerk making light of it.

  • HeatFan786

    Note 4s getting it after the Note 3 is a joke. If that VR thing turns out to be true, I would be annoyed. I didn’t ask for VR for my phone. It’s useless.

  • kgraham182

    Where’s the Lumias Collection update page?

  • gar1

    I have the update for lollipop on s5 I downloaded it yesterday. software full of bugs. phone chewing thru battery.,a pop up saying contacts failed pops up all the time. phone turns on when charging and stays on. overheating. it sucks so far. I would like them to post a blog next to update info so you can read if people having problems with update. and who test these units some idiot that never uses it.

    • TMOTECH

      Factory reset the phone. This is a necessity when doing a major update. If you don’t want to do that, at least boot into recovery and clear the cache. Either one should help. Factory reset will definitely

      • gar1

        was first thing I did after I noticed problems with update. still didn’t fix it

        • Brian Richards

          Thanks for letting us know you tried a reset. I was about to waste my whole day doing that.

        • gar 1

          I had to do factory update twice and did not do Google recovery. Working better now

        • Michael

          Does doing a factory reset from the recovery menu help? sometimes, doing the reset in the settings, does not completely wipe the phone, and residual files are left over.

    • Brian Richards

      Can you tell us about when you got your GS5? We have two. One is newer, one older. The older one (first month or so release) is the one with major issues. The other one resolved most issues after a couple of reboots.

      • gar1

        Mine around 6 moths old

  • skywalkr2

    What about update to Nexus 6 for wifi calling?

  • Ordeith

    Even though they had to do so much less to update Windows Phone, their lack of willingness to update them continues to be an embarrassment for T-Mobile.
    Was it because they couldn’t embed CarrierIQ like they do with Android?

    • tomarone

      Are you talking about HTC M8 Windows?

      • Ordeith

        That, and the HTC Windows Phone 8x, along with the Lumia 521, 635, 810, and 925

    • Mr Paul

      I’m thankful you can opt into the Windows Insider program or whatever it is, and essentially just get the actual latest version of Windows Phone 8.1.

      T-Mobile only upgrades when they want. The only upgrade my WP got was to enable Wi-Fi calling while airplane mode is active. Pathetic.

      • archerian

        And they gladly listed nexus devices as having COMPLETED their update, for which they didn’t do any manufacturer agreement or testing. To be correct if they wanted to show the status of nexus devices it should be the status of WiFi calling for N6 and if it can be added to older devices.

  • archerian

    Why are Nexus devices on this list, T-mobile doesn’t do any testing on them. And its possible the actual device would be updated before the website.

    • Lukasz Balicki

      Because T-Mobile directly sells Nexus devices. The devices which are listed are sold directly by T-Mobile.

      • archerian

        Not all devices sold by T-Mobile that are still in the update window are listed, yet devices that are updated by some third parties are listed while others are missing. They added the nexus devices so the list would look good with several COMPLETE devices. The only actual update T-Mobile should be working on for nexus devices, WiFi calling, is not shown anywhere.

  • Brian Richards

    YOU MAY WANT TO AVOID THE GS5 LOLLIPOP UPDATE. My phone went from working fantastically to being pretty close to a brick. Constant lockups, tons of crashes. We have to GS5’s. Min is an early release one, the other was bought in December. Mine is the one with all the issues. The other one had most of the commonly reported issues, but like many have noted, they cleared up after a few reboots. Mine just keeps getting worse. Heats up, GPS turns on randomly. Battery life is a few hours at most. Locks up on incoming calls. Locks up randomly. Holding the power button no longer resets it, it requires a battery removal at least 3 times a day.

    • Brian Richards

      Oh, I forgot to mention that about every third day the memory on the phone becomes completely full.

      None of this was happening before. I had no issues whatsoever before the update. Other than the normal occasional problem with an app.

      • Prod1702

        the Memory issue is a 5.0 issue not a Samsung issue. If you look it up you will see that unless root to get the fix you will be waiting. There is a easy fix for this. Turn your phone off and on before you go to bed at time. If you are that lazy which I am not saying you are then you should be able to do that.

        • Brian Richards

          Actually, I discovered the memory issue was FB messenger. It filled up 3.3 GB. After clearing it and waiting, it then used 5.5 GB. So it’s uninstalled. That one problem is gone now.

        • 9to5Slavery

          That sucks. How in the world does that app get out of control . Badly written in android

    • eAbyss

      Sounds like you need to do a factory data reset.

      • Brian Richards

        Thanks, that is often the standard response, but you can look at other comments here and elsewhere to see that people have tried that. It doesn’t seem to help with the specific issues. I’m not wasting two days setting my phone back up on a hope and a prayer. I would think it was just my phone, but more than one other person is having the exact same issues.

  • Oms

    At least I know know that there is no hope for my Note II. Last POS Android that I will buy.

    • Chris

      Note II is past it’s Samsung’s product life cycle.
      If the only thing you care about is updates, you should have gotten a Nexus.

      • Oms

        I don’t see why it was never updated to at least KitKat, which was released barely a year after the Note II came out. At the very least, they should have released a patch for the software vulnerabilities (i.e. Heartbleed). All I read was rumor after rumor that T-Mobile’s Note 2’s update was right around the corner. Even Sprint got the update a long time ago! Why just not T-Mobile’s?

        I’m not all that concerned with having the newest and greatest new features. I will like to just have a more secure and durable phone. I feel that if I buy another Android phone, I’ll be stuck again with software vulnerabilities that never get fixed. From what I’m reading all around Nexus phones don’t get a long life cycle either (18 months is too short for me) and some are still left unpatched with vulnerabilities. My mom has an iPhone 4S which came out in 2011 and it’s still running the most current software updates. I’m not a big fan of the iPhone’s features but now that they have the bigger screens and they have proved more durability I think I’ll switch.

        • Mike Palomba

          Maybe you should root it, I’m sure there’s a lollipop rom made for it plus it’s too old to still be under warranty, therefore there’s really no risk, as long as you know what you’re doing

        • Oms

          Yeah. I wish I knew very well how to do it. I will hate to trash my phone. The only ROM out that that seems to be lay user friendly is Cyagenmod but their latest version was updated in 2013 (Jelly Bean).

        • momin

          Actually I think cm12 is out, its lolipop based

        • eAbyss

          The latest version of Cyanogenmod is Lollipop based (they don’t maintain out of date versions; e.g. Jelly Bean) and the latest one was built today. There are plenty of tutorials out on the internet on how to install custom ROMs. Remember Google is your friend here. Do the research before you root or change ROMs or better yet ask a friend who’s done this before to help out.

          WiFi calling and VoLTE are expected to be baked into Android soon so Cyanogenmod should have support for both shortly after Google releases the code.

        • nycplayboy78

          Xda-Developers are your FRIEND :)

      • starpintr

        Note 2 was promised lollipop. Previously , Kitkat was also promised. Why shouldn’t you get updates if you pay $700 for a phone?

    • eAbyss

      That’s what you get for buying Samsung. Should have bought a Nexus.

  • LG G3?

    • T-Mobile Cares

      I am not quite sure as to how the LG G3 Lollipop update was left off of the list, but I am happy to report it is in the T-Mobile testing phase. And our testing is going really well. I will reach out to product development and try to get it added to the list. Thank you for pointing this out.

      • Joe P

        Sony Xperia Z3 is missing from the flagships there, too.

        • 9to5Slavery

          It’s probably not priority or important enough .

        • Stone Cold

          We should be seeing it pop up. Cam reported last October Sony said we were getting it early 2015.

      • Hector Arteaga

        Nexus 6?

        • Daniel kurowski

          The N6 ships with Lollipop.

        • Hector Arteaga

          I know. The page is for software update. Is it specifically for lollipop? Anyway, the 6 is awaiting a major update as well.

      • maciejkoziol

        What is the status of Galaxy S4??

        • 9to5Slavery

          S4 isn’t up to date no more. You should go get a s5 if you want updates

        • maciejkoziol

          Sure, spend $550 just to get updates.
          S4 was one of the best selling T-mobile phones, don’t you think it should be updated?

        • 9to5Slavery

          What is best is now old. Sure I think every device should be updated. Too bad it doesn’t work that way for android phones. Wouldn’t recommend you buying apple either. But every year I bite the bullet to keep up with the updates with my android phones. I got like 9 of them. I don’t even know where my life is going with these phones. Quite sad.

      • Thanks.

      • T-Mobile LG G3

        It’s in the manufacturer developement stage… Look on their website.

      • Binkie

        The official site was updated with the G3, but it was listed as “Manufacturer Development.” Which is the correct status?

      • zPacKRat

        How about an accurate status across the board, T-Mobile Cares, you state that it is in internal testing and the page shows it as Mfg Dev, what is correct?

  • If Apple or Microsoft issue updates, will those devices, IPhones and Windows Phones respectively, show up on that page? If so, I’ll add it in the bookmarks.

    • Ordeith

      Unlikely. There are currently updates available from Microsoft for every Windows Phone T-Mobile has ever sold. T-Mobile isn’t updating them, so why would they advertise that on their update page?

    • Michel M.

      No, Apple doesn’t “need” carriers to test their software. All their software is built around the same base.

  • Trotsky

    I cannot find my Galaxy S3 there. Typical capitalist exploitation–the promised efficiency never materializes!

    (For those who are puzzled at my use of capitalist Samsung product, the capitalist always makes the rope with which we hang him, so to speak.)

    Forward!

    • oksana

      impressive use of Karl Marx material.

      • Bonifaci

        Agree s vami miss Oxi:)

  • tomarone

    I bought the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, that needs to be updated too! (Yup, T-Mobile!)

  • gmo8492

    Bought an Xperia Z outright from T-mobile, and it was only updated to 4.3 jellybean despite Sony releasing the kitkat update months later. That would be the last time I bought a phone directly from a carrier. No matter who you have every carrier sucks when it comes to updating android devices.

    • Ordeith

      Especially to stick you with Jellybean and all it’s unpatched security issues. Talk about twisting the knife.

      • eAbyss

        Those “issues” only effect you if you use a browser that doesn’t use it’s own renderer. If you stick to Chrome or Firefox you’ll be fine.

        • Ordeith

          You’re completely wrong about that.
          No surprise.

    • Michel M.

      You have to have the correct carriers SIM in to update via OTA. I found this out the hard way.

      • gmo8492

        I was and it’s still to this day had not been updated. Moved on to another phone last year. I like T-mobile and have been with them for years, but carriers in general should not be in charge of distributing updates since it’s inefficient and slow.

  • Michael

    Why are people even comparing updates from Android devices with updates from Apple? Apple controls all the phones they make, and therefore it is easier for them to roll out updates, because iPhones are made by Apple. Apple makes the updates, and they only have to test them with their iPhones.

    Android on the other hand deserves a break. How many manufacturers make make Android phones? Alot!! (Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, ZTE, Huawei, etc..) there is no way Google nor T-Mobile will know if an update will work with each device, except the manufacturer themselves. That is why the manufacturer has to verify each update, and tweak them before they’re rolled out to carriers. Not only that but each carrier has to do their own testing as well. T-Mobile has VoLTE, and Wi-Fi calling, that means T-Mobile’s version of an update is different from lets say, AT&T who doesn’t have Wi-Fi Calling.

    Android and iOS are two completely different worlds. You can’t say that you’ll just switch to the iPhone, because they get updates faster than Android. Once you think of the whole picture, it makes perfect sense.

    • 9to5Slavery

      It doesn’t make sense to make phones and not get updates or at least two updates. Or the time when I was waiting for my m7 to get update or when I had my droid branded phones

  • Thatguy

    And if you really want your phone updated to 5.0 that bad just rooted the damn and install a Lollipop Rom. There plenty of video on youtube that will walk you through

    • Paul

      Some devices, like the Note 3, don’t work 100% with the CM Lollipop ROMs. Some features haven’t been fixed.
      But you bring up a good point about test driving it.

  • JoeMail

    for those like me…are you not concerned with 5.0 on note4 because you are waiting on xposed? hehe. im sticking on 4.4 till (fingers crossed) exposed module is out for 5.0

    • Matt Pankey

      Xposed is kind of working on 5.0 but it still has a lot of issues. I’m waiting for that to be ironed out. I love my Xposed mods.

  • nycplayboy78

    SIGH….I will have my Galaxy S6 Edge before my Galaxy Note Edge has Android 5.0…And the development community has all but given up on the T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge….SIGH…..

    • 9to5Slavery

      Sucks to be android. Just get a segas

  • ssjchaseutley

    No Galaxy S4? Pure garbage.

    • 9to5Slavery

      You’re garbage!

    • Jeremy Turnley

      The only S4s that Samsung has pushed the update for are the ones with Exynos SOCs; It might just be a while before they get to the Qualcomm ones, or they might not do them at all. :(

      • ssjchaseutley

        I read some stories where it would be released sometime early Spring but no definitive date. I did read what you mentioned also and I’m just holding out hope that they do update this phone.

  • superg05

    note 4 is in testing

  • Ed3

    Still waiting for KiKat for my Galaxy Light. Seems there will never be any update live for this phone.

    • 9to5Slavery

      Never heard of that phone. You’re out of luck on android just upgrade your android like I do every firmware major firmware update. I have m8 now going to get m9 soon. My life savings won’t be much because I care for these phones more than my retirement

  • randian

    Nothing for the Moto X (2013). Will this ever get Lollipop?

    • landmarkcm

      Your not missing much. Really makes me mad the way Google changes the source codes too so apps stop working. The same thing happened with Jellybean. I wish I did not update 2nd gen Moto G I have right now to lollipop & I am actually getting another one just to go back to KitKat!, In this case newer does not = better. As of right now between KitKat and lollipop. I also don’t like the cards you swipe away and some reappear & I notice none of the battery improvements either & the look is not that great as well etc..

    • 9to5Slavery

      That sucks for you. Sucks to be android . I sold my moto x and got a m8

    • Lukasz Balicki

      That will depend on Motorola. Since T-Mobile didn’t sell the Moto X, they won’t list it on the update page.

  • landmarkcm

    KitKat 4.4.4 is so much better then the current state of lollipop! I usually want the latest software as well but after comparing a few times now. I will stick with KitKat until lollipop is improved. I don’t think some do there homework & just think they are really missing out when in this case they are not.

    • archerian

      What’s wrong with lollipop that isn’t fixed with 5.0.2?

    • Matt Pankey

      Absolutely correct.

  • Mike

    When oh when will the update be released for the Samsung Galaxy S4?. This phone is still on the shelf for sale at TMO and should be updated.

  • TheCudder

    Can’t wait for the day that carriers no longer play middle man with phone updates. This is about as dumb as cable companies selling TV’s & blocking/testing/controlling SmartTV updates. There is no reason carriers should even be selling smartphones. I don’t recall Comcast having store front with Samsung, LG & Vizio TV’s. I’m sick of the control and crapware they preload.

    • Ordeith

      Comcast actually has a storefront in my town :/

    • 9to5Slavery

      That’s what you get for 2nd rate devices

    • Corey Harrell

      Thats how they get to sell cheaper phones, 85% of the customer base doesn’t want to pay 650+ bucks for the latest device. Plus it would cost Samsung and company even more money to sell their own devices, when they can make money from exclusives and other incentives with no overhead.

      • TheCudder

        Plenty of people are doing it already. These subsidized rate plans are already over priced do that customers are already paying for their device when they offer the so called “discounted upgrade” price. So there is no benefit to having carriers in control of devices and updates.

  • Vincent ciardullo

    The note 4 is Both Samsungs and Tmobile’s Android flagship and priced over $800.00.
    Yet the nexus and HTC is already completed while the note 4 is at the “manufacturer development” stage. Samsung and Android had developed it already! It doesn’t mean the great tmobile agreed to “support” it. If tmobile didn’t they would lose and look like amateurs. I think they meant to say.. we need time cause we suck!
    Second stage they have to test it. with t-mos engineers that are in an exynos driven country, and not Qualcomm version that we need it on! that makes sense. I had a phone stolen and had tmo block it immediately.Except it took them 8 hours to do so because they were in south America when I called! I’ve been very worried about Samsung and androids engineer’s ensuring 5.0 will be a great update.Thank God tmo will be ensuring Samsung and android did it right. Tmo don’t touch my note 4 you will make it worse just by testing it and it’s insulting the way you put yourself above Samsung the way you said that. Worry about your LTE. Thats what needs your engineers to work on. Here. In America. Not somewhere else.That don’t even have LTE lol. And you didn’t have a choice like you think you did with the note 4 update. Because if you didn’t allow it you would officially be chasing sprint. Rather side by side.

    • Spanky

      Nexus phones run stock Android and are updated directly by Google. Carriers are not involved in testing and approving updates for these phones. With regards to HTC, they normally update their current flagships within 90 days of Google releasing code to OEMs. Samsung and other manufacturers make no such implications.

  • Bill

    T-Mobile is the worst carrier period. Now they are being more open with the public about the updates in a wrong way. Note 4 software is probably already in the tmobile testing, but tmobile is requiring samsung to strip the firmware to their tastes, which takes few weeks. Then it goes through another testing. smh. We get mad at Samsung, but if you open the book, it’s all carrier’s fault.

    • Corey Harrell

      Obviously you have never had sprint and went outside a major city or indoors in an office building

    • Jason

      I don’t think updates is the only thing that makes a carrier. if your only concern is updates, then get a Nexus. I know some people don’t like t-mobile’s connection, but in my city its 4g service is spot on. Their prices are unbeatable, and they have a good phone selection. They are also trying to be more transparent in the update process, can you point me to the other carriers doing this?

  • 9to5Slavery

    Hahahahahah. Is this a joke???

  • williejackbrainer

    I say do your homework before purchasing a device. There is plenty of information out here for people to review before making the buy. I choose Nexus 6 which by some is the worst Nexus phone made. I do not believe it is. I strong believe a phone should have three years of update support before end of life cycle begins. Wishful thinking I know…

  • Ordeith

    Apparently T-Mobile just released Lumia Denim for the Lumia 925. Why wasn’t / isn’t this on their update page?

  • Jonathan

    G2 and G3 are now on the site.

  • Geroge

    LG G2 and G3 are there. HTC M7 and M8 are there. But not galaxy S4. I feel like an idiot for buying it and trusting samsung that will support their phone better than others because they make huge profit (infact only they make profit with android phone) with these galaxy devices. Now I know why samsung is losing market so fast.

    • SergioA

      George, The Galaxy S4 Is still being supported by Samsung. They are rolling out the lollipop update everywhere else. Apparently it is Tmo that seems to have omitted it from this page. I do not know if it is temporary, but I love my Gs4 and will be pretty disappointed if Tmo decides not to go with the update.

  • Bashar A

    Will the s4 m919 get lollipop? I dont see s4 on the list.

  • Samsnug

    S4, note 2 and any other older version device are past the date of warranty. If you have a newer supported device it’s most likely getting the latest updates and still under Samsung warranty. It’s a good idea to keep it stock. Being that gaining root access trips Knox and warranty will be void
    If you have an older unsupported device like the s4 your warranty has most likely expired. So root the dang thing. Because you have no risk of voiding anything and with root you could have had lollipop a month ago.
    Or if your like me you can root your note 4, void the warranty. because honestly phone fails I’m not waiting 30 days for it to get fixed. I’m getting a new phone within an hour instead lol.
    so old device to me means .. u have lollipop rom already, and unlimited Hotspot with root. and the fact that it’s rooted android. and that’s what androids all about. owning your device not the carrier

    • George

      LG G2, HTC one (M7) are released in the same year as Galaxy S4. They are updated by HTC and LG and samsung is not supporting it even though they made tons of money. HTC and LG are just started making (tiny) profit. If they can support their older phones why can’t samsung? When I pay 650 bucks (as phones are not subsidized any more) I expect the OEMs to support for longer time.

      • Samsnug

        As a business it’s a smart move to only support newer devices. Being only the newer devices support all the newer Samsung products. And it’s a way to excite the customers into buying new. Samsung devices are a step above the others and they know that. LG and HTC take the risk of lost revenue by supporting old devices but counter that by gaining popularity. As far as Nexus goes they can be lollipop v6.0 and still look have a generic looking UI. But ultimately you gotta consider the manufacturer as a whole, not just the particular device

  • Samsnug

    root ur phone.make your own list

  • Frank B

    When are they going to FIX Lollipop 5.0 for the Galaxy S5 they just put out. There are a lot of bugs in this version that broke some of my apps that 5.0.1 fixes.

  • 1ceTr0n

    Why the fark is Note 3 further along then Note 4?

  • dreski

    You do know that the Samsung Galaxy s4 is still widely sold, which would throw the out of warranty theory right out the window right? other countries are already working on the lollipop update for s4.

  • john367p

    why isnt the lg g3 on the list yet its the best phone

  • john367p

    but in all honesty i want the 5.o lolipop update so i can root my phone becuase curantly the the 4.4.2is not rooting for me and i have a t mobile lg g3 if you have a way the will help me besides towel root and stump root and all the other shit that does not work you can email me at john367p@aol.com again its john367@aol.com any help with rooting my phone will be appreciated.

  • Bill

    Note2 is not on the current list for upgrade. It was scheduled for 5.0 lolipop, what is the status?Bill wilson

  • Katrina Garza-Edwards

    Any updates on Note 2??

  • DW

    LG G2 is not there, why not? I know it should there?

  • mardi

    will this fix the Bluetooth problem for Note 3