HTC One (M8) is now receiving Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with Sense UI at long last

HTC One (M8) users, rejoice! The long and nasty wait for the Lollipop version of HTC's Sense for your device is about to be over anytime now. It seems that the much-anticipated update is rolling out now for the international HTC's flagship, bringing the state of its firmware to the latest available version of Android alongside HTC's in-house Sense UI.

Weighing in at the hefty 780MB, the update will probably hit your device in the following hours, as you might not be among the first wave of users to get it. Among its more notable new features are the revamped notification drawer/quick toggle settings and the recent tasks switcher, which have been inspired by the Material Design guidelines. Of course, there are a number of improvements over the KitKat version of the software, but the majority of these are under-the-hood ones (like ART) - Sense UI has remained mostly unchanged visually, which is not a bad thing at all.

You can manually check if the update has arrived for your device by heading to Settings > Software updates. If you're lucky enough, you'll get to see a message similar to the one on the right. Stay tuned for our UI comparison between the KitKat version of Sense UI and its brand new Lollipop counterpart, it's coming soon!

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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)

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19 Comments

1. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

HTC's ui is too depressing for me.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Ikr ! There is absolutely no resemblance or trace of Material design in sense. It is too dull and has too much black in it. Samsung did a much better job (comparatively) with Touchwiz.

8. hrvoje_24

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

That's your opinion. Example,TouchWiz by Samsung looks like kids playground for me...if there are some more colors,they would put it in,ugly as hell...

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Nope. That's your opinion. What I said was adherence to Google's guidelines and has nothing to do with opinions whatsoever. Its a FACT. Whereas your 'perception' of TouchWiz is your opinion.

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Funny you said that, bc every time I pick up my girlfriend's M8, I feel the same way. I have Z2, it's a pretty plain UI, but it's just refreshing to me.

4. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

Seems we need to wait for the Sense 7 as HTC brings UI changes with the sense updates.

10. hrvoje_24

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Yes,and that will be soon...M9 will come out with Sense 7, M7 is out of a update game,so we should get it in a few months.

5. Kumar123 unregistered

You don't like Sense, what a great surprise. You praise Samsung in every article and say bad things to every other manufacturer phones. You're doing a great job, keep it up.

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

It's getting boring but not that depressing too.

9. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

That doesn't make any Sense.

14. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

How do you know what it looks like?

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I wish they made sense back the way it was before, sense is getting boring every year

11. danchoi704

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 18, 2008

How about T-Mobile m8? It didn't say which m8.

12. mhz2002

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

do i need to do a factory reset before or after the update as it's a major android version update?

13. moh.kh.m

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Didn't get it yet

16. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Errr... I've been running official lollipop for about a week or so now. Is this article only applicable to US version of M8?

17. StevensH

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 24, 2014

Carrier based release?

18. danchoi704

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 18, 2008

Well, their deadline is fwbruary 3rd. I hope ill get it before then.

19. Poine001

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 30, 2015

What about M8y Hong Kong? Who knows... Guess i will cry soon ..

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