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" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
One
  • 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)

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6 Comments

1. rowdysheeter

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 10, 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...

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 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.

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

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

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