Road map reportedly shows timing of HTC's Android 5.0 updates

Road map reportedly shows timing of HTC's Android 5.0 updates
Ok. The HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) will soon receive their Android 5.0 update. But suppose you own the HTC One (E8), the HTC Desire 610 or the HTC One max. When will these models be updated to the latest and greatest Android build? Well, you can take a guess. Or, you can follow a road map that came out of Vietnam this morning.

According to the map, after the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) are updated, the next on the list to be lollipopped will be the HTC One (E8). This is a polycarbonate clad version of the HTC One (M8). The update will take place in the second quarter of this year. Also expected to be updated in the April-June period is the camera-centric HTC Desire EYE, the HTC One (M8) EYE and the HTC Butterfly 2.

Seven models are expected to receive Android 5.0 in the third quarter of 2015. These phones include the HTC One max, HTC M7 Dual SIM, HTC Desire 816, HTC Desire 820u, HTC One (M8) mini, One E8 China, and the One M8 EYE China. Models scheduled to receive Android 5.0 in the third or fourth quarter are the HTC Desire 610, HTC Desire 820s, HTC Desire 510 and the HTC One mini.

The report out of Vietnam also suggests that HTC will start pushing out Sense 7 after it releases the HTC Hima in March. That makes sense (no pun intended) because the new flagship will probably launch with the latest version of HTC's Android skin pre-installed.

Thanks for the tip!

source: HTCViet (translated)



1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Nice. Hope that, if true, this schedule can be adhered to. Not very optimistic for the US as the (Blockheaded) carriers always get involved to slow down the process even further. As I see it T-mobile usually pushes update out the quickest AT&T follows suit ( after bloating it with useless apps) Sprint and then the update procrastinator, Verizon ( Bloat Galore) Hopefully XDA developers tear this built down with a de-bloated rom that I will flash

2. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

If HTC updates the crappy Desire 510 and the original mini to Lollipop and forgets about the Butterfly S they will lose my respect. That's a crap decision honestly.

3. parasky

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Yeah I don't really get that, plus they seem to have forgotten about most of their MediaTek desires like the 616 and 516. Plus, the newly announced 320 and 620 which ship with KitKat don't seem to be on the update list. Oh well, at least the 610 (my only android phone not obsolete) will be getting it later this year.

5. danny_a2005

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Did anyone else read HTC One M8 Eye??? Who dat Who dat??

6. Cyberthing

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

My thoughts exactly. It came out in 2013 and after the m7. It will be a huge disappointment if it doesn't get the update.

4. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

i,m sooooo happy htc is best my phone was great but now its like a jet ....

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