01 February, 2015

HTC's Lollipop update won't reach every One phone on time

It seems HTC is having a change of mind about sending their upgrade to the latest version of Andriod as promised  within the last 90-days,  and history is unfortunately repeating itself with Android 5.0 Lollipop on the way. The phone maker is now warning that "some carrier versions" of the One M8 and M7 won't get Lollipop by the expected February 1st deadline. Reportedly, Google's rush to fix Lollipop (which emerged, shall we say, less than polished) gave HTC little time to both finish its own update and put it through the usual provider testing routine.

You might not see the update all that soon, either. it still hasn't reached the certification stage with the big four carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon). As you might guess, the only surefire way to get Lollipop right now is to own a One M8 developer edition, Google Play Edition or unlocked model -- otherwise, you might have to make-do with last year's software for a while longer.

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