List of the First Smartphones Most Likely to Run Android M When it Launches

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While Android Lollipop was a complete overhaul from its previous iteration (in terms of design and features), Android M is said to be a mere improvement. At the Google I/O conference, Senior VP Sunder Pichai announced that the company has spent effort on improving the software, rather than redesigning it. Nonetheless, we can’t wait to have the brand new set of features on our smartphones.

Well, we’ve now decided to take on the burning question everyone wants answered, “Will my smartphone be upgraded to Android M?”.

Here’s a list of smartphones that are most likely to receive the update first.

Nexus Devices

Google Nexus 6 3

No surprise here. The Developer Preview is already out for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player; and it sure looks good. As tradition goes, Google’s very own line-up of Nexus devices will be the first ones to receive the official update.

The Moto Brigade

Moto Turbo India 5

Motorola has always been efficient in providing timely software updates. Even when Android Lollipop released, Motorola ensured its customers had it before many others. Moto X and Moto Turbo are first in line to get the Android M update, followed by the Moto G. Unfortunately, Moto E may not make the cut.


cyanogen oneplus

By the time Android M rolls out, we expect OnePlus would have announced its next flagship, the OnePlus Two. The company, just like Motorola, has been known to provide timely updates. Also heeding to the fact that the company has buried the hatchet with Cyanogen, we can expect both, OxygenOS as well as Cyanogen to be out in their Android M versions soon. In fact, all devices powered by Cyanogen (such as Yuphoria, Yureka) would be the privileged ones to receive Google’s latest update.

Samsung Devices

Samsung Note 4 2

While there is no official word from the company, Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5 and Samsung Note 4 are expected to be the first few devices to receive the Android M update. Also, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 which is expected to launch between October and September 2015, will be upgraded to Android’s latest operating system.


HTC ONE M9 iGyaan 26

HTC is one of the few companies that has jumped the gun and officially announced that their line-up of smartphones will be receiving the Android M update. The company recently stated that HTC One M9 and One M9+ are going to get it first, followed by other devices. The company was unclear about which these ‘other devices’ might be, we’re guessing they were talking about the HTC One E9 and the previous-gen One M8.

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  • Ryan Le

    R.I.P Nexus 7 2013 :(

  • samujjwalk

    Android One devices will also receive the update. They are on the third priority after Nexus and Moto…

  • Nachiketh Patnaik

    Gaurav Ashre

  • Parul Sharma

    Wat abt lenovo a7000?

  • Rohit Kumar

    what about asus zenphone 2?

  • Nurtäz Hussaiñ

    What about the Android One devices?

  • Mohit Sahoo

    Utkarsh Gulati get rekt m8. :3

  • Mohit Sahoo

    AJ RàNá No Need to worry. :)
    Custom Roms :)

  • Mohit Sahoo

    RIP your Brain. :/

  • Nikunj Chugh

    kya bakwas artical hai

  • Tahir Khan

    What about moto g2

  • Dhaval Kodrani

    Igyaans assumptions U0001f602U0001f602U0001f602

  • Khan Shahrukh

    The Author is a newbie i guess coz #AndroidOne and few other flagships r missed :)

  • Tashi Phuntsog Lachungpa


  • Shashank Mathur

    What about yu yuphoria

  • ?????? ????

    Asus zenfone 2???

  • Subodh Rajam

    I think every CM preloaded phone have maximum chance to get android M than Samsung device :)

  • Utkarsh Gulati

    Yu Yureka most probably won’t.

  • Shamsuddin Ansari

    Gr8.. #MotoX2ndGen

  • Sarthak Cooldude

    S4 ?

  • Shreyash Sheth

    Sarnab Debnath

  • MaheshRamesh

    Ironic .. Moto to get Android M, the parent company Lenovo is still stuck with 4.4 KitKat!

  • vaibhavdhorta1

    Android devices must get android m update google had promised updates for 2years

  • Vaibhav Trivedi

    Happy my nexus 5 will update to Andriod MU0001f607

  • Subodh Rajam

    You guys missed Yu yureka, yuphoria & android device’s…

  • Ritvik Narayan

    Phones preloaded with Cyanogenmod need not worry. They’ll get M no matter how cheap or old their phone is eg. Yureka

  • Viral Gandhi

    Android One :)

  • Kashish Khandelwal

    Obvious. This list was obvious.

  • dr_dig_4u

    yureka gave lolipop update already but my note 3 is still running on 4.4. so dont be bias

  • Soumyadip Paul

    Mmx can never get any update!! Fully fultoo yureka…

  • Brâåñdt Kåt?jâå

    Well that is but-obvio… They cant do any kind of iOS so they have to suck with ands

  • Sai Charan

    Den wt abt Sony devices…???U0001f613U0001f613U0001f613

  • sieverus

    What about the android one devices?

  • HiralBabaria


  • TanmayBhattacharya

    Dont forget the Yu Devices ,Cynogenmod is bound to come up with a android M update as soon as google rolls it out .

  • Rahul Arora

    keep dreaming

  • Mian Arslan

    nexus 4

  • AJ RàNá

    Awesome then .. :)

  • Sumit Singh

    Moto G 3rd gen

  • Aayush Manoj Bhatia

    Totally incomplete list

  • Aayush Manoj Bhatia

    Of course they will get

  • Arinjay Jain

    No Yureka on the list ? C’mmon it is for sure that yureka will get !!

  • Akash Rohila


  • AJ RàNá

    where’s d Android One series … ???? :O

  • Anand JC

    still havent received lollipop on my moto e