My trusty HTC One M8 was just pushed the Android 5.0 Lollipop update a couple of days ago. The big OTA update is consistent with the rollout schedule announced by HTC several months ago. It typically takes around 90 days from receiving the final software from Google before an update is made available.
HTC said in October 2014, “We will begin rolling out updates to the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) in regions worldwide within 90 days of receiving final software from Google, followed shortly thereafter by other One family members and select devices.”
Next in line for the Lollipop update are HTC Desire EYE, dual-SIM versions of the M8 and M7, HTC One E8 and the HTC Butterfly 2. It has been rumoured that these devices will get the update by March 2015. I certainly hope so, as my Butterfly 2 is longing for a breathe of fresh Lollipop sweetness.
Rumoured also is that the HTC One Mini 2 and Desire 816 may get updates by March or April, with a end May window for the HTC One Max, One Mini and Butterfly S.
Not since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has Google released such a big Android update. Lollipop brings a completely new UI design language called Material Design. The update also includes a new runtime engine, lockscreen notifications, support for 64-bit processors (finally!) and multiple user accounts.
Make no mistake, Android Lollipop is a huge update and one I look forward to.
Do you have a HTC device? Looking forward to Lollipop?
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