Users of HTC One (M7) having subscribed to T-Mobile's wireless network services in the US now have lots to cheer about, as the Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update has finally been made official by HTC.
According to an official tweet by HTC's vice-president of product management, Mo Versi, the Android Lollipop update will begin rolling out to T-Mobile driven HTC One (M7) smartphone users from 10 March. Users can check their device for new OTA notifications.
As of now, only HTC One (M7) customers having subscribed to Sprint's wireless contracts in the US have received the Android Lollipop.
By Default, the HTC One (M7) runs the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating platform out of the box, and an upgrade should do the smartphone a world of good especially in the UI design area.
Enhancements to look for in Android Lollipop:
Google's Android Lollipop brings with it a plethora of new features and enhancements.
- Material Design: A bold, colourful, and responsive UI design for consistent, intuitive experiences across devices.
- Notifications: View and respond to messages directly from your lock screen. Includes the ability to hide sensitive content for these notifications.
- Battery Saver feature: The new feature extends the device's battery life by up to 90 minutes.
- Enhanced security: Use Android Smart Lock to secure your phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like your wearable or car.
- Device Sharing: Multiple users for phones.
- New Quick Settings: Enables users to get to the most frequently used settings with just two swipes down from the top of the screen.
- Connectivity: Improved network handoffs resulting in limited interruption in connectivity
- Android TV: Support for TV devices.
- OK Google: Talk to Google on the go to get quick answers, send a text, get directions and more.
HTC One (M7) users on T-Mobile can check for OTA notifications, which initiate an automatic installation of Android Lollipop, but users can also choose to search option for the OS update and install it manually.
To manually search for newer updates, navigate to Settings > About Phone > System updates > Check for Updates.