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

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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posted on 21 Nov 2014, 07:18

1. rowdysheeter (Posts: 74; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)

Reading the comments here (on phonearena, for eg) makes you feel as though Android and Google are way better than Ios and Apple in handling such issues. Hmm...

posted on 21 Nov 2014, 07:23

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Apple could certainly learn from Google about not prematurely releasing software. Whether they will learn anything is another matter. Early iOS versions 7 and 8 do have the reputation for being quite infested with bugs.

posted on 21 Nov 2014, 07:46

3. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

I didn't know that the text messages were an issue till I read it here, I thought it just had something to do my carrier or wifi. An issue they should fix is the wifi connection being very unstable

posted on 21 Nov 2014, 08:01

6. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

I believe you are correct about the SMS issue.

Agreed an Odd is, my N4 on KK had poor WiFi stability and my N5 was solid. Since L5, the phones have swapped these characteristics completely lol.

posted on 21 Nov 2014, 07:50

4. Settings (Posts: 2308; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

Lollipop wasn't that great to start with. All the hype was turned to a letdown. Its like opening a click bait article only that it was meh.

posted on 21 Nov 2014, 07:57

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1351; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)

Better delay rather than deliver all those bugs that nexus 6 have

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