Google Play edition devices should get Android 5.0 Lollipop "early next week"

Google Play edition devices should get Android 5.0 Lollipop
When Google first unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop and the new Nexus devices last month, it said that the software update would be coming to Nexus devices and Google Play edition devices in the "coming weeks". That is a relatively vague timeframe, but the Nexus devices started getting the update a couple days ago, and now it sounds like Google Play edition device users won't have to wait much longer.

The word comes directly from HTC's Vice President of Product Management, Mo Versi. Versi flat out said to a couple users on Twitter that the "target is early next week" for the Lollipop update. HTC has two Google Play edition devices in the lineup, the HTC One M7 and M8. We haven't seen any word from any other companies, but we'd assume that Samsung, Motorola, LG, and Sony are all aiming for the same time. 

Of course, the updates for Play edition devices do come directly from Google, but Google needs to get some hardware drivers from manufacturers. We'll be keeping an eye out, but it looks like GPe users will only have to wait a couple more days before their updates start rolling out. 

source: @Mo Versi 1 & 2 via pocketnow

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8 Comments

1. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

Really, Google? Why was LG able to get their G3 on Lolipop before you could get it on stock Android GPE's?

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

maybe because the nexus line are their 1st priority while GPE devices comes 2nd and Motorola is 3rd..

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Oh, how I wish there was a Samsung Galaxy S5 Google Play Edition...

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

+1 for the sentiment. There needs to be more phones that get quick Android updates.

8. zhiae unregistered

Stop wishing here is to change HTC m7 .m8 GPE CONVERT ABLE .

4. Schuler2828

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

I can't even get 5.0 on my Nexus 5 yet smh.. Looks like Google is gonna make me flash it.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5732; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Just download the factory image unzip it and remove the -w in the .bat (you can any txt editor) Then flash it, it wont wipe your data/apps (the -w means wipe)

6. donphone

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

Same here still waiting...

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