Android 5.0 Lollipop update for HTC One (M8), One (M7) Google Play Editions delayed by Google


If you are rocking the Google Play Editions of either the HTC One (M8) or the HTC One, then you were probably gleaming with joy when it was announced that your devices will receive Android 5.0 Lollipop this very Friday, November 21. This would have made them the first Google Play edition handsets to officially receive the latest and greatest iteration of Google's mobile OS.

Unfortunately though, it just became clear that the stock-Android version of the HTC flagman won't receive Lollipop today. This bad news got broken by Mo Versi, the Vice President of Product Management with HTC, who also broke the news about this Friday's confectionery update. The fault is, seemingly, not in HTC, mind you - the VP claimed that the Taiwan-based manufacturer submitted the software build for the device to Google back in Monday, but Mountain View informed HTC that it will "need to re-spin SW". Mo Versi said no more, so we don't know when Lollipop will eventually hit the HTC One (M8) GPE and the HTC One GPE.

While we don't know the reasons behind the delay, we suspect that it has something to do with the bugs that have plagued some Nexus devices in select markets. One of the more serious ones, in particular, is the flaw that seemingly prevents users from sending text messages


source: @Mo via Reddit

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow HTC Sense UI
One
  • Display 4.7 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop HTC Sense UI

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