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handsets for two years starting with the date of launch, but time has expired for the One (M7) which has subsequently been replaced by the HTC One (M8) and the upcoming HTC One M9.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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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh


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