HTC Desire 816 to get its Android 5.0 Lollipop update in April

HTC Desire 816 to get its Android 5.0 Lollipop update in April
Released about a year ago, the Desire 816 is arguably one of HTC's best mid-range handsets to date. At launch, the 816 ran Android KitKat, and it still does. Fortunately, it looks like HTC is almost ready to start updating the smartphone to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

According to HTC ROM developer LlabTooFeR, the Desire 816 will be updated to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop next month (April). It's not clear if the handset will also get HTC's Sense 7 UI (which debuted on the One M9 flagship), or if it's going to keep using the current Sense 6 UI. But we'll let you know when we find out more about this.

The Desire 816 is currently available for as low as $200 in the US (off contract, Virgin Mobile version). It's one of HTC's largest Desire smartphones ever, as it offers a 5.5-inch 720p display alongside a pair of front-facing speakers. The handset also features LTE connectivity, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. Furthermore, the 816 comes with a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, and a 2600 mAh battery.

Do you have an HTC Desire 816? If yes, do you think Lollipop will make it a significantly improved device?

source: Twitter

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Desire 816
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

What ever... Come next January I'll be onto my next phone.... Hopefully it's the successor to the desire 826 but the desire 826 isn't even available yet so maybe that will be my next phone.... The 826 seems better than the M9 anyways...

2. Azhar_Yousuf

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 21, 2015

Looks like its gonna be music to the ears of Desire Owners. Way to go HTC

3. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Bring it on..!!

4. grwtogether

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

please tell me technologytell.***/gadgets/158163/htc-desire-816-n​ext-line-android-5-0-desire-eye-also-lollipoped/ is wrong - says that the virgin mobile htc 816 wont receive the 5.0 update?! (had to replace com with *** so i can post)

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