Android Lollipop updates for HTC One E8, Desire EYE and Butterfly S now rolling out

HTC today started updating three of its non-flagship smartphones to Android Lollipop: the One E8, the Desire EYE, and the Butterfly S (which is a pretty old device, as it's been released almost two years ago, in mid 2013).

According to HTC ROM developer LlabTooFeR, the Desire EYE and Butterfly S are being updated to Lollipop in Taiwan, while the One E8 is getting the update in Hong Kong. Users in other regions will likely receive the update pretty soon, too, though for now we can't say exactly when it's going to happen. In any case, as previously reported, all three devices are getting Android 5.0.2, not the slightly older 5.0 version. However, they won't get the new Sense 7 UI, at least not yet.

In the US, the One E8 is available via Sprint, while the Desire EYE is sold by AT&T, so the timing of the updates may vary. Another HTC handset that should be updated to Lollipop starting this month is the mid-range Desire 816.

sources: Twitter (1), (2), (3), Juggly (translated)

Related phones

One (E8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26.8h 3G talk time)
Desire EYE
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2400 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

is the htc e9 coming to the states

4. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

They say it isn't coming neither is the m9+ but I hope there is an unexpected turn where they both do come the States


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

htc should release a metal butterfly with the 20mp camera on the M9 with OIS. I bet that would sell well.

3. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

I dont understand the E8 getting lollipopped now, isn't it the same hardware? Well, except the camera..

5. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Very glad with them supporting the butterfly S. I almost thought they wouldn't.

6. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

HTC Desire Eye yeyy! :D will anticipate

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