AT&T's HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8) to get Lollipop by the end of the month

AT&T's HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8) to get Lollipop by the end of the month
During today's HTC Uh-oh protection webcast announcement, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie answered tweets sent from consumers. One question inquired when AT&T customers with the HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8) would receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. AT&T subscribers with the One (M8) received Android 4.4.4 along with HD Voice and the EYE Experience camera update in late January, well after other carriers had disseminated it.

Mackenzie admitted that he was "not happy" with the delay in sending out the update to AT&T customers. He blamed the delay in part to changes made with AT&T's network, and also said that the carrier wanted HTC to include certain things with Android 5.0. The update adds the Material Design look, the 64-bit ART compiler for faster opening of apps, Project Volta for increased battery life, lock screen notifications, a new 'Recent Apps' page, the ability to open the 'Quick Settings' menu from any screen, and more.

While Mackenzie didn't offer a specific date when AT&T customers will receive Android 5.0 for their HTC One (M8) and One (M7) units, he did say that it is in the certification process and should be released by the end of this month. Verizon, which has often been criticized for being slow to update customer's handsets, updated subscribers' HTC One (M8) to Android 5.0.1 in the beginning of the month.

source: HTC

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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
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9 Comments

1. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Great, only 7 months late. Even with the beta period of Lolipop OEMs still took forever to release the update. The next version after 5.1 will probably be shown soon in around 2 months.

3. Carlitos

Posts: 671; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Its the carriers. Not the OEMS. Lollipop has been out for a while now for devices like the m8 and s5

2. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Yho, that's like 90 days after the actually promised 90 days!

4. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

If they can keep this promise. They've already broken the 90day promise twice.

6. jesusnexo unregistered

Its been out for my unlocked version since a while ago... Blame the carrier bruh

8. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

The carrier didn't make the promise. HTC did. It is solely HTC's responsibility to uphold the promise. HTC promised twice that the latest update would be out to ALL HTC Ones on every carrier. And twice they failed. Let's see if the third time is the charm.

5. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

What about my G2? Screw you LG! :'(

7. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

It's not carrier's. It's Android people.

9. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

You don't want it. My M7 runs like hot garbage after the update. So much system lag its not even funny.

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