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Verizon's HTC One (M7) to start receiving Android 5.0 on May 14th

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Verizon's HTC One (M7) to start receiving Android 5.0 on May 14th
HTC VP of Product Management Mo Versi is no stranger to our loyal readers, as his tweets often give us a heads up when it comes to updates for HTC devices. The latest tweet sent off by the executive deals with the Verizon branded HTC One (M7), which according to Versi, will start to receive Android 5.0 on May 14th. The T-Mobile and Sprint versions of the phone have already received the update.

Keep in mind that Verizon came late to the HTC One (M7) party and did not offer the model until June of 2013. That is because Big Red had an exclusive on the HTC DROID DNA which was still quite a powerful model at the time. The DROID DNA was the first handset to pack a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen. At the time, its 441ppi pixel density was leading the way.

Once again, we will tell you that the Android 5.0 update includes Material Design, Lock Screen notifications, the new Recent Apps menu, the new ART compiler, Project Volta for longer battery life, pull-down Quick Settings menu from any page, and more. When the update comes to your phone, you should be on a Wi-Fi connection, and make sure that your battery is charged to at least 50%. And with an OTA update that has been sent out in waves, you need to realize that it might not come to your handset immediately.

HTC One (M7) owners should also bow their heads since this could be the last update they receive. HTC's two-year update guarantee is over with this model, and a tweet sent out by Versi back in March said that only the Google Play edition of the phone would be updated to Android 5.1. But a subsequent tweet by the HTC executive hinted that the manufacturer might reverse its stance and update the model to Android 5.1 after all. If you own the phone, keep your fingers crossed.


source: @moversi via AndroidCentral

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