Android 5.1 Lollipop is the latest version of Android after 5.0 Lollipop and debut of this version is imminent as new line of Android One phone named as Nexian Journey, Mito Impact and Evercoss One X have been officially announced in Indonesia. You can read more about Android 5.1 Lollipop features, improvements.Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

The following are the phones slated for Android 5.1 release, which I think should be a minor build of firmware –

Nexus Android 5.1 Update

The Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 5, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 are always the first. Nexus lineup Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware is now available, infact some handset have even got Android 5.1.1. The T-Mobile Nexus 5, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 [2012] are seeding this update as well.

Android 5.1 for GPE Models

After Nexus, GPE models are favorites to receive the update. Here is the tracker for GPE models -

  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • HTC One
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
  • Motorola Moto G - Already Available [April 8]
  • HTC One M8 - Already Available [April 10]
  • LG G Pad 8.3 - Already Available [April 7]

Micromax Canvas A1

Micromax Canvas A1 or Canvas One is definitely on the cart to get the 5.1 Lollipop update. It should happen in April 2015. [Update - It has got 5.1 Update on February 24, 2015 but users are claiming non-availability]

Karbonn Sparkle V

Karbonn Sparkle V 5.1 update will only happen once the update to Canvas A1 is finished. [Update - It has got 5.1 Update on February 24, 2015]

Spice Dream UNO Mi-498 too also gets this update. [Update - It has got 5.1 Update on February 24, 2015]

SymPhony Roar A50 is also included in the list of eligible phones but no report of update availability.

Motorola Android 5.1 Update

The following Motorola phones will be update to latest 5.1 build –

  • Motorola Moto X [2nd Generation]
  • Motorola Moto G [2nd Generation]
  • Motorola Droid Turbo
  • Motorola Moto E 2015
  • Motorola Moto X [1st Generation]
  • Motorola Moto X 2nd generation US Cellular - Read More

HTC Android 5.1 Update

The following HTC Phone will be qualified for 5.1 of Lollipop –

  • HTC One M9 Plus
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC One M8s
  • HTC Desire 826

Samsung Galaxy Phones 5.1 Update

A long list of Samsung phones will be updated with the latest 5.1 build. Here are the phones that we are expecting -

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 [SM-G920A (AT&T), SM-G920T (T-Mobile), SM-G920, SM-G9200 (Hong Kong), SM-G9208, SM-G9208/SS, SM-G9209/G920F (Global), G920FD (Pakistan, Philippines), SM-G920I (LATAM, Singapore, India, Australia), SM-G920S (Korea)]
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha
  • Samsung Galaxy A3/A5/A7
  • Samsung Galaxy E7

Update - Some report on web claim that none of the Samsung phone will get Android 5.1 Lollipop update, however we don't think it's correct.

LG Android 5.1 Update

The following LG phones will receive the Android 5.1 update -

  • LG G Flex 2[H955, LS996 for Sprint, H950 for AT&T]
  • LG G3
  • LG G2
  • LG G Flex
  • LG G3 Dual-LTE
  • LG G3 Stylus
  • LG G3 LTE-A
  • LG G3 S Dual
  • LG G3 S
  • LG Magna

Sony Android 5.1 Update

  • Sony Xperia Z3 Plus
  • Sony Xperia Z4
  • Sony Xperia Z4v
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet
  • Sony Xperia Z3
  • Sony XPeria Z2
  • Sony XPeria Z3 Compact

Comprehensive list here.

Asus Android 5.1 Update

  • Asus ZenFone 2
  • Asus ZenFone Zoom

Other phones which will get the Android 5.1 update are -

  • NVIDIA Shield Tablet
  • Huawei Honor 6

All of the carrier [T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Bell] will carry out 5.1 update to above mentioned phones if they are sold by them.