Android 5.0 Lollipop update for HTC One (M8) and M7 to start rolling January 3rd

HTC promised to update its flagships within 90 days of receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop source code from Google, released November 3rd. That makes the beginning of February the self-imposed deadline for HTC to deliver, but it seems that the flagship One (M8) will do one better even.

On a closed London event HTC has confirmed that it will start rolling out the Lollipop update January 3rd, and several other sources have corroborated the claim, it seems, adding HTC One to the mix, too. 

With a brand new, 64-bit Lollipop should come a brand new Material Design-inspired HTC Sense interface, right? Right, said HTC, and rolled up its sleeves. What you are seeing above, are purported screenshots from a test HTC One (M8) running a Lollipop build, with the eventual new HTC Sense interface. All that jazz, together with the improved notification system and other new Lollipop features will be hitting your HTC flagship less than a month from now, if this report holds water.

source: TechTastic

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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)



1. Hashed unregistered

Good work HTC, please don't forget about the Desire 815. It is a great device, and it would be a shame if it didn't get Android 5.0.

2. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

PJ of the day.. the only phones which have sense others are non "Sense" hehe :P

3. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Too bad my wife's m8 is rooted and on a custom rom. I have no clue how to return to fully stock!

6. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Search for a RUU (Rom Update Utility) to return it back to stock, it might not lock the bootloader but it will restore the stock ROM and stock recovery so you can receive updates nevertheless.

7. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I will do. Thanks for your help man.

10. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Actually I think you have to relock your bootloader first before you run the RUU

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I hope they release it all at the same time, mine is the hongkong version (m8y) and it takes a month after the us models get updated before i get it

5. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

what about one e8??

8. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

The interface looks more promising than TW.

9. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Sense 6 had that material look and feel. The only think lacking was the recent apps and notifications menu,so I guess it was pretty easy for them to get this done within 2months. Can't imagine m8,m7 being more fast than what they are now.

11. christol

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

I'm pretty sure once boot loader has been unlocked even with relocking it you will not receive otas.the file will most likely be available to flash anyway and even then it doesn't take long for custom roms to arrive which will probably be better anyway.

12. craigmason71

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 02, 2015

well it should be out today anybody got it yet???

13. Poine001

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 30, 2015

Still no update for M8y HTC__622.. Bravo HTC..

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