HTC is "on track" to update carrier versions of One (M8) and One (M7) to Lollipop by February

HTC is "on track" to update carrier versions of One (M8) and One (M7) to Lollipop by February

Not long after starting updating its One (M8) and One (M7) Google Play Editions to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, HTC posted some information for those who don’t have a GPE device. 

According to the company, it’s “still on track” to deliver Android Lollipop to carrier versions of both the One (M8) and One (M7) “within 90 days” from the first day when it announced the updates (that’s November 3). Thus, if you have an HTC One on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or another carrier, you should get Lollipop in early February 2015 the latest.

As for the unlocked and Developer editions of the two smartphones, HTC says it’ll have news about them “soon.” Most probably, this means they’ll be updated to Lollipop earlier than the carrier versions.

While a previous rumor had it that the Lollipop update for the One (M8) would come with Sense 7 UI, this isn’t the case. HTC will likely not even announce Sense 7 in the coming months, so the Android 5.0 update includes the same Sense 6 UI that users are already familiar with.


source: HTC (Twitter)

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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)
One
  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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4 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Well that's within the 90 day time frame they promised. My concern though is with Lollipop. I'm thinking HTC had to prettymuch rebuild Sense for the new android... But if that's the case, take all the time you need. It also kinda makes me wish they took a more stock approach to android so maybe HTC users can get updates a little faster... IDK. Anyways, it sounds like HTC is making sure their build is gonna be optimizes as all F*ck so great for them!

2. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Sense 6 already looks close to material design,only thing they might change is Recent apps & notification panel to match android l style.

3. IronYolo

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Can't wait for L on desire 816

4. Badelhas

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

Come on HTC, even Samsung already released Lollipop on the Galaxy S5 with TouchWiz!

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