No Android 5.1 for the HTC One (M7) except for the Google Play edition
posted by Alan F. / Mar 19, 2015, 2:09 PM
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
- 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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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...
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 2:22 PM 7
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One of the reasons I left HTC. Because they always say they were going to update this and that device, but they never did.
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 3:10 PM 2
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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.
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 3:46 PM 1
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.
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 2:55 AM 1
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.
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 7:10 PM 0
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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
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 10:32 PM 0
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...
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 2:49 PM 3
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Cmon the M7 got 7 important updates and is at software 7.xx.xx, 7 updates in two year is poor device support? Ok.
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 6:38 PM 3
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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 ~
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 8:00 PM 0
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so that's the end of updates on my m7, looking forward to get either the m9 or s6.
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 3:24 PM 3
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Definetly think the M9 would be the better option if your down to those two. Better UI, design, bigger battery, sd slot, etc.
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 4:20 PM 0
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.
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 5:16 PM 3
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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.
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 4:40 PM 0
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S4 would probably still receive 5.1 because samsung cares about updates. Htc should do the same and update the m7
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 6:39 PM 0
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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.
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 7:45 PM 0
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Shame on them for being so eager to drop support...
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 8:29 PM 2
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