I can often see questions requesting whether SoC XYZ will support Android 5.0 Lollipop. The good news is that last week, I’ve read lots of news about Android 5.0 support on various devices including Nvidia Shield tablet, Motorola G & X smartphones, and of course the Google Nexus devices. A developer (Nanik T.) also ported Android Lollipop to ODROID U3 development board based on Exynos 4412, and he mentioned that “porting was pretty straight forward as KK and 5.0 does not have a lot of differences in terms of HAL”, which means there’s hope for more recent devices and SoCs getting the update.
Allwinner also showcased Android 5.0 on an Allwinner A33 tablet (see embedded video below), and I’ve been told Android 5.0 and Chrome OS would soon be released for Android A80 too.
XDA Developers also reported some other smartphones got the Lollipop treat.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
14 Replies to “Android 5.0 Lollipop Coming to Allwinner A33 & A80, Rockchip RK3288, and More…”
Will they upgrade their older SoC too ? (A10/A20, RK3066/3188… that could perfectly run on Lollipop)
Good news. Hope that Linux will get the same attention.
They’ll upgrade for older SOC’s too, when pigs will fly.
Well I am curious now, if they will support (and when), Mediatek MT8752 and MT8732.
> They’ll upgrade for older SOC’s too, when pigs will fly.
Why, I’m sure if ade will pay their engineers salary, the will do it too.
@Paul: well, even if you ignore the environmental issues (and waste of finite natural resources) about “disposable” short-lifetime ARM toys, you can still think that there would be some return on investment in better long-term support (I’m clearly not the only customer who takes this criteria into account when buying something)
You don’t want to say that you’re quitting your job to make a startup to upgrade software on short-lifetime ARM (hey, why ARM? what about MIPS, SPARC, and PDP-11?) toys to solve environmental issues, no? What a pity. You could also keep going to your day job and spend your evenings organizing community to provide self-sustaining upgrades for old devices. But wait, if community wanted that, it would self-organize already. Pity again. But wait again, there’re projects like Cyanogenmod, etc. which do just that. But what a pity again, they do that mostly for “real” hardware, not for cheap A10/A20 stuff. Wherever you look, no luck. It seems that cheap chinese crap is thing in itself – people buy it because they want yet another doze of it, not because they want it to work well and long, be supported, etc.
Allwinner A80 Lollipop video:
Some info in Chinese: http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MjM5MTc1NzI3MQ==&mid=207033971&idx=1&sn=f926d6db6116e2af4eeaaaf66d2ffe04
Lollipop on Freescale i.MX6 -> https://community.freescale.com/docs/DOC-102786
Allwinner A80 Android 5.0 video in English -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42f6ULlRq4o&feature=youtu.be
Allwinner A80 OTT box running Android TV -> http://youtu.be/1DLGDO259IA
Lollipop released for Wandboard – http://www.wandboard.org/images/downloads/wandboard-lp-5.0.0-20150213-sdcard-boot.img.xz
New Android 5.1.1 beta firmware for Ugoos RK3288 TV boxes -> http://ugoos.net/blog/beta-android-lollipop-5.1-firmware
No support from MID to upgrade their Allwinner A33 equipped low end tablets to Android 5.0..