If you own either the unlocked or Developer Edition of HTC One M8, keep checking for the update notification, as HTC has already started the sweet Android dessert treatment for these models.
HTC vice president of product management, Mo Versi, has just confirmed that the company has received Technical Acceptance (TA) from Google on Android Lollipop with Sense version 6, and that the over-the-air (OTA) update should now be available for unlocked and Developer versions of One M8.
Members at the Android Central forum have confirmed receiving the update, weighing 584.83MB
With build version 4.16.1540.8, the Android Lollipop update contains important enhancements and bug fixes including:
- Android 5.0 Lollipop update
- Lock screen and Notification: New Lollipop UI style with enhanced privacy features
- Recent apps: Supporting multiple pages
- Addition of search function within settings
To check the availability of the OTA update manually on your HTC One M8, head over to Settings>> About phone>> Software update>> Check now. We will share the OTA zip files as soon as they become available.
As for the HTC One M7, a few days ago renowned XDA developer LlabTooFeR announced through Twitter that HTC One M7 will receive Android 5.0.2, but that could be the last major update for the smartphone. Now, Mo Versi has also confirmed the software support for One M7 smartphone for two years.