HTC One M8 with Android Lollipop passes Bluetooth certification, OTA update closer than expected?

HTC One M8 with Android Lollipop passes Bluetooth certification, OTA update closer than expected?
HTC promised that it'll bring the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its One M8 flagship within 90 days, and it seems that the Nexus 9 manufacturer won't be dropping the ball. Earlier today, the HTC One M8 (0P6B) was caught getting its Bluetooth certification, which indicates that HTC is, as expected, deep into development of its Lollipop-based custom interface -- Sense UI.

Obviously, a Bluetooth certification doesn't mean that the device will get an update next week, as that's not usually the case. What's more, it's not impossible that while this particular certificate is now checked off the list, the company still has quite some work to do on Lollipo -- despite having had access to the developer preview (Android L) for months now. That, at least, is how it typically goes -- the more significant the custom skin is, the more time it takes for OEMs to debug it and ensure that it'll be problem-free enough for prime time. What's more, do keep in mind that if you're on, say, AT&T or Verizon (or any carrier on the planet, for that matter), the Lollipop-touting One M8 will still need to pass through your provider's own certification. Unfortunately, that procedure can usually take a while, so it's definitely possible for Lollipop to take more than 3 months to get on your device.

HTC One M8 with Android Lollipop passes Bluetooth certification, OTA update closer than expected?

HTC promised that the One mini and One mini 2 will also get the 5.0 release, but didn't burden itself with any more specifics. It's likely the case that the minis will have to wait longer for Lollipop. We'll keep you updated as we go through the end remainder of the year.

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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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6 Comments

1. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

and now the excitement begins!i really love the way htc release updates on their flagships now!keep it up htc!

2. maddy996

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

now HTC following Motorola :-)

6. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

But Motorola's skin almost doesn't exist, it's like stock Android. Kudos to HTC for creating so advanced skin so quickly

3. asialove

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 19, 2010

It is HTC one m8 google play edtion

4. newbey123

Posts: 698; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Awesome job HTC.

5. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Htc has been killing updates

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