HTC will miss its 90-day Android Lollipop update goal for some One (M8) and (M7) variants


HTC today revealed that "some carrier versions" of its One (M8) and One (M7) smartphones won't meet the 90-day goal that the company had previously set for the roll-out of Android 5.0 Lollipop updates. The reason for this is that, as you may know, Lollipop included (and still includes) some bugs, which Google's been trying to fix with smaller updates. HTC doesn't want to compromise usability for the sake of perfect timing, that's why it decided to delay the update.

HTC reassures users that it's working hard with carriers and Google to deliver the update to all One (M8) and One (M7) devices as soon as possible - it just won't happen before February 1 (this was the deadline date of the 90-day goal).

Of course, owners of an unlocked, Google Play, or Developer Edition HTC One (M8) already received the Lollipop update - but that's not surprising, since non-carrier handsets almost always get the newest updates first.

Meanwhile, if you want to see what Android Lollipop looks like on the international One (M8), check out this post - comparison images with KitKat are included.

source: HTC

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  • 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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49 Comments

1. mike2959

Posts: 695; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Of course they missed. Ok everyone.. Let's start blaming the carrier's, and then let's blame the OEM's. How about we just blame the very nature of ANDROID AND GOOGLE!

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5697; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Can't blame Google for HTC/carriers not updating their phones That's like blaming Naughty Dog for being unable to get Uncharted 4 to run at 60 fps 4K on the PS4 Or blaming Toyota for the driver driving after drinking too much

10. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

In US you have to blame careers, because here in great white North, It's available for M8.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or blame Google for a buggy lollipop release.

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

No i blame Mxy for being such a Google troll.

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You can call me every name in the book but the truth is still the truth whether you care to admit it or not.

25. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Double.

29. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Because iOS 8 had such a smooth release.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Tell me what does this have to do with Apple? It doesn't so stop spewing bs.

49. AU-1999

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Did Apple have a smooth realese? I remember iOS 8.0.1, a bug fixes version there locked people inside and weren't able to update their phones to iOS 8.0.2 - another buggy version.

23. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

HTC made the promise, so it is solely theirs to keep.

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No denial that they made the promise. But would you rather have a broken update that causes problems creating a massive headache or would you rather them delay it so Google can get their act together and iron out all of the bugs? It may also be the carriers. Certainly Verizon wouldn't dare delay updates.

45. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I called out my own team in post below. I can admit an issue where it exists, why don't you or Dark ever own up an be upfront with Apples little issues? You two with timmy cook never ever mention anything honestly upfront. Maybe if you three would be a wee bit more honest on things like bugs an crashing that is widely known about iOS you might not be attacked so much. Maybe not, I doubt any one of you could acknowledge an apple issue with honesty.

41. DaveElliott

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Google did screw the pooch a bit on Lollipop. Any Google search confirms this. The OEMs are smart to wait. KitKat is pretty good and why should they, the OEMs, take the complaints/attrition of their customers?

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5697; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Looks like HTC has succeed with the M8 since some religions and unlocked versions have gotten the update Not so sure about the M7 though

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Is the Catholic One M8 updated yet?

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5697; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

No, apparently the vatican are still working on it

33. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I just love this reply. Lol.

50. JakLee

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

The Mormon version works on multiple phones at the same time.

12. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Wtf religion go to doing on technology webpage. Get a life.

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3139; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I'm sure he meant "regions". While he gets a life, you need to get some Valium.

14. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

How stupid are you?

27. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Speaking of stupid, you should learn how to read look his comment again it said "religions"

38. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

And it was poked fun at by hurrycanger before your post. It was clearly a typo or autocorrect issue.

37. Rain017

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 11, 2014

i got mine yesterday M8 from Bell here in canada are all up to date! :)

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Pathetic...

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

At least they bother to try. Please keep up the good work HTC. If a brand can build up a reputation as the one consistently giving the fastest software update it could advertise the fact and more people would buy their phone.

11. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

What good is advertising something they can't keep? HTC must have been aware about the problems way before the last day. It's one thing screwing up, it's another admitting about it and do something.

16. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I give them credit for trying, but they shouldn't make promises they can't keep...

26. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Look like timely software update is still a holy grail. Phone OEM does not have much incentives to keep their hardware update. Google should have a contest the give out award for each software update cycle like lollipop gold, silver and bronze awards. Any oem that rollout 70% first get gold, second get silver. Phone OEM can use it in their advertising.

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