Android Mascots At The Google I/O Developers Conference
Android mascots are lined up in the demonstration area at the Google I/O Developers Conference in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, May 10, 2011. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

According to the latest report, an official Android 5.0 Lollipop update with TouchWiz UI in tow for the 2013 flagship Samsung Galaxy S4 has been leaked. Notably, the Galaxy S4 is one of the best-selling Samsung devices and therefore, the leaked info was immediately picked up by the XDA community members. This official version of the build pertains to the latest version of Android 5.0.1 Lollipop.

It is worth mentioning that the leak originated from China and the firmware is reportedly authentic. So far, the community has not found any critical bugs in the official Android 5.0 Lollipop build. The standard connectivity options, like Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G, along with NFC, Bluetooth, other sensors and features, seem to work as expected, says Phone Arena.

The flip side, however, is that being a Chinese version, the system messages will reportedly be shown in the Chinese language. Nonetheless, this build is a good head start for the early Samsung Galaxy S4 adopters of the Android 5.0 Lollipop software update.

Additionally, this particular build works with only a handful of S4 versions like the GT-I9500, GT-I9502, GT-I9508 and the GT-I9508v. The variants that cannot make use of this build are Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 powered S4 devices and the GT-I9505 model.

In case, the Samsung Galaxy S4 owners would like to give this build a try, here is the link to XDA community. As a word of caution, the S4 owners are advised to take a NANDroid backup prior to trying this Android 5.0.1 Lollipop official firmware.

On the other hand, after updating the LG G3 handset with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, LG is reportedly gearing up roll out its software update for the widely-popular LG G2. In addition to the Android Lollipop update, LG has also unveiled the new "custom UI version," which debuted with the LG G3. However, the exact roll out date for the LG G2 is not known at this point, notes Phone Arena.

Meanwhile, in December 2014, reports stated that the HTC One (M7) and the HTC One (M8) will receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update in early January. This news has been confirmed by the HTC tipster LlabTooFeR. Based on the tipster's update, the HTC One (M8) will reportedly receive the software update within the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, the One (M7) will receive the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update soon. The interesting point, however, is that the aforementioned Android update will reportedly be the "last update" to the M7, released back in February 2013, according to Android Headlines.

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