Verizon branded HTC One (M8) receives Android 5.0 update

Verizon branded HTC One (M8) receives Android 5.0 update
Verizon subscribers with the HTC One (M8), we have good news for you tonight. The Verizon HTC One (M8) is finally receiving the Android 5.0 update. Yes, it is coming almost exactly one month late, but it is now being pushed out. You might recall the promise that HTC made to update the HTC One (M8) within 90 days after receiving the final version of the update from Google. That was delivered on November 3rd. The following month, HTC said it was on track to meet its promise. But by the time February 3rd came around, it was obvious that HTC was not going to meet the deadline.

The HTC One (M8) Verizon update brings the Lock Screen notifications, "Recent Apps" menu, Project Volta, 64-bit ART compiler and the Lollipop Android 5.0 Material Design to name a few. While Verizon subscribers might feel that they have waited the longest for this update, AT&T account holders with the HTC One (M8) received Android 4.4.4 on January 19th which means it could be some time before this group gets Lollipopped.

Those Verizon subscribers with the HTC One (M8) should make sure that they are on a Wi-Fi connection when downloading and installing the update as it is quite hefty. You should also make sure that your battery is charged to at least 50%. Keep in mind that the update is being sent out on a staggered basis. If you don't get it today, you might tomorrow. And if you don't get it tomorrow, there is no need to look for a tall building to launch yourself from. The update will eventually arrive. You can try to coax it out manually by going to Settings > Software Update > Check New.


source: Verizon via AndroidAuthority

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One (M8)
  • 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)

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14 Comments

1. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Every phone at Verizon has received Lollipop, except... 2013 Moto X :(

2. edwicy

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

and (except for 2 people) lg g3

3. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

And Except galaxy note 3 :(

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

HTC will always miss the deadline. HTC will be the new blackberry

10. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

huh? At least they even make a deadline and when they couldn't make it, they let us know as well. And maybe other manufacturers should take note to having a better transparency when it comes to updates instead of not saying anything and just make their customers wait. At least be informed with your snide comments.

5. Derekjeter

Posts: 1515; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Does the Note 4 on Verizon have 5.0?

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nope. None of the carrier's Note 4 have 5.0.

11. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

And if I'm not mistaken, the only device that Sammy has updated to 5.0 is the S5 on Verizon. So yea, Note 4 users got screwed, except the ones in China, I think they got the update.

7. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Now say samsung will become like new blackberry as note 4 didnt receive update of 5.0.

8. luxor74

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Where are these photos from the website Verizon? if so I just checked Verizon's webpage is still showing the M8 on KitKat.

9. babyboy14622

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

it probably misleading information as of now

12. Dillon71400

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I have the HTC one m8 Verizon but every time I check for an update I get a message that says that there is no software update available

13. luxor74

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yeah, I would have to say is definitely misleading information they are reaching.

14. Dillon71400

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I actually received the update last night on my Verizon HTC one m8 I posted a picture on Google+ @luxor74

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