No Android 5.1 for the HTC One (M7) except for the Google Play edition

No Android 5.1 for the HTC One (M7) except for the Google Play edition
A tweet from HTC VP of Product Management Mo Versi reveals that the only version of the HTC One (M7) that will receive Android 5.1 is the stock Android Google Play edition of the phone. HTC has promised to update its handsets for two years starting with the date of launch, but time has expired for the One (M7) which has subsequently been replaced by the HTC One (M8) and the upcoming HTC One M9.

The HTC One (M7)'s updating journey will come to an end with Android 5.0. It was a long and winding road (cue violins) that took the device from Android 4.1.2, to Android 4.2.2, Android 4.3, Android 4.4.2, Android 4.4.3 and Android 5.0. The Google Play edition of the phone is expected to receive Android 5.1 early next month.

Android 5.1 contains improvements to battery life, RAM management and system stability. It also keeps a lost and stolen device locked until the rightful owner signs in with his or her Google account information, even if the handset has been factory reset. Unfortunately, HTC One (M7) owners (outside of those with the Google Play edition model) will not experience all this. Those with the HTC One (M8) have another of updates to look forward to until the two-year period expires on that model as well.

source: @moversi via AndroidAuthority

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1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Well it's still in the guidelines for there guarantee so I can't be too disappointed. The one M7 is still a powerful enough device though.... They should update it for crying's sake...

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7215; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

One of the reasons I left HTC. Because they always say they were going to update this and that device, but they never did.

8. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I have a desire 816 which is about a year and a half old product....hope it'll receive and update soon. But I'm still an HTC die hard LOL mainly for the fact that they know how to make a cell phone great for media consumption. I may jump ship to Motorola or wait for the successor if the Desire 826 to launch.

12. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

It is two year old. The N4 is not going to get 5.1.

30. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

my nexus 7 OG is running 5.1... almost 3 years old... i think htc should update to the 5.1 because 5.0 bug infected mess...not complaining though but 5.1 is not a major update...

27. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

You are plain stupid s-troll. One M7 was updated for full 2 years just like they promised, This is the most updated phone ever with multiple sense updates additionally, but you still claim that they lied and did not update. Brainwashed s-troll.

33. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

This mentality is why manufacturers were able to get away with doing 1 update for the life of a handset before. Its not that "some guide somewhere says this is the minimum they have to do", its idea that this is an incremental update to Android with small changes to address bugs.

29. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Cnut, it was on Jelly bean & now its on Lollipop, are you smoking crack. muppet.

24. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I must say Samsung has really outdid htc with timely updates. My galaxy s4 got lollipop last month and im quite sure it will be updated to 5.1 as well

32. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Shut up rubbing it in! LOL #salty

2. technoxxx

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

At least they have Android 5.0. We, the G2 owners will have to wait maybe a month or more for 5.0

3. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Nothing but disappointing news from HTC this year.

4. Rorschach

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Not a surprise coming from HTC. After my One X, I had learned my lesson and avoided them since. Poor device support at its finest...

15. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Cmon the M7 got 7 important updates and is at software 7.xx.xx, 7 updates in two year is poor device support? Ok.

19. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

At least it does really have the hardware to support the software so they should do it even without UI changes or juz about tab version change that probably enough to satisfy the user like what Samsung do all along the way ~

5. tyger11

Posts: 290; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It's the same hardware, though, right? So just root your regular M7 and install the one for the GPE version.

7. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

so that's the end of updates on my m7, looking forward to get either the m9 or s6.

10. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Definetly think the M9 would be the better option if your down to those two. Better UI, design, bigger battery, sd slot, etc.

14. g2a5b0e unregistered

Better UI: subjective Design: subjective Bigger battery does not equate to better battery life & with the heating issues the 810 is having, I'd be willing to bet that the S6 will have a better battery life. SD slot: the lack of availability of SD slots in most phones has already proven that most people don't care about it.

23. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

it's seems so awkward that the article is about how HTC abandons its first htc one on the software update then you'll recommend another htc one haha

9. bombastique

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

htc is like lg we are going to.... now we´re not. sucks

11. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Look at the troll M7 was on 4.1 and it is a two ago phone.

13. MarkMessinger

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 28, 2014

Ah, well. It looks like it's time to start watching Cyanogenmod. When their builds start to look like what's in 5.1, I'll consider flashing it on my M7. Lollipop really did a number on my battery life, although I surely like some of Lollipop's features. Obviously, I wish HTC would update the M7 to 5.1, given that I see 5.1 as being more of a fix, than a feature enhancement.

16. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

S4 would probably still receive 5.1 because samsung cares about updates. Htc should do the same and update the m7

21. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Really. They are not even done updating the S4 to 5.0

17. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

HTC Booooooo!! I dont own a M7 but this news is poor form from HTC.

18. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

At least they should give Sense 7 to M7 owners. I have a HTC One m7 (HK Unlocked) and yet I don't have any update of lollipop from HTC. They are still ignoring many Asian unlocked users. I've decided not to buy any HTC products in the future. This Company's just hopeless.

26. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Same here, in my case my m8(hk version) only got the lollipop update few weeks ago while other versions of the m8 got it a few months ago

20. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Shame on them for being so eager to drop support...

22. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Two years. Google did the same to the Nexus one , Nexus S Galaxy Nexus.

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