The Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been sent out to most Google Play Edition devices, as well as some Motorola and LG smartphones, but we are yet to see it show up on the HTC One M8 and One M7. After numerous delays caused by Google not accepting the build propositions from HTC, we can finally say that we have an official Android 5.0 Lollipop update release date for the HTC One M8 and One M7. The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the One M8 and One M7 has been long overdue, according to most, but we can finally let you guys know that the OTA should begin its rollout on January 3.
Even though the Google Play Edition HTC One M8 and One M7 have already received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, the carrier versions of the flagships didn’t because HTC had to tweak Sense and present their version to Google. So far, Google has not approved any builds from HTC, but it seems the latest build version has been approved. Even though HTC has previously stated that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update should be ready by February, it’s nice to hear that the company will be ready with the OTA much sooner than that. The HTC One M8 and One M7 should start receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop update on January 3, with purported screenshots of the new Sense UI being shown off on a test One M8 flagship.
Reportedly, HTC officials have confirmed the January 3 release date for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, but the confirmations have been pulled from a report online, so we can’t guarantee that it’s true. Nonetheless, various sources have confirmed the date so we’re fairly sure that it’s not a bluff, even though it’s surprisingly early. The new Sense interface will take advantage of the Material Design elements in Android 5.0 Lollipop and the UI looks very pleasing from the leaked screenshots. In any case, be the rumors fake or not, we would be very glad to see HTC roll out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the successful HTC One M8 and One M7 so early. Do you think the rollout will indeed happen on the 3rd of January or do you think One M8 and One M7 users will have to wait until February to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update? Sound off in the comments below!