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Report claims to reveal when the HTC’s One M8 and M7 will get Lollipop

Published Dec 16th, 2014 9:15PM EST
HTC One: M8 and M7 Android 5.0 Lollipop
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Even though HTC already announced a rather fast Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) flagship handsets, only the Google Play edition versions have received it yet. HTC already confirmed that the regular, unlocked and carrier-branded, HTC One versions should get Lollipop no later than 90 days following the official Android 5.0 release, and it looks like TechTastic has learned more details about the actual rollout.

FROM EARLIER: Here are the next two phones set to receive Android Lollipop updates

According to “multiple sources” who confirmed it during a London-based HTC event, the company and its carrier partners will push the Lollipop update on January 3rd to both its 2014 and 2013 HTC One flagships, or one month earlier than anticipated. The Lollipop update for HTC’s One models should also bring various Sense improvements, as revealed in a recent leak.

On the other hand, other Android handset makers including Motorola and Samsung have already started updating some of their top and best-sold devices to Lollipop, with Motorola managing to beat even Google when it comes to certain Android 5.0 releases.

Meanwhile, Google has released a first update to Lollipop, Android 5.0.1, supposed to bring users various fixes and improvements.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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