U.S. customers have been waiting to hear about the HTC One M8 Android Lollipop update for a month now, but sadly, it’s still not our turn yet. After Europe started receiving the Android Lollipop update on the HTC One M8, India seems to be next up as various users within the country are receiving the OTA as we speak. The HTC One M8 is one of the first flagships to start receiving Lollipop after the Taiwanese company started the rollout to unlocked and dev edition devices in December.
Indian users are gladly reporting that a fairly large Android 5.0 Lollipop accompanied by Sense 6 is being installed on their HTC One M8 units and it seems it’s not just a soak test this time. Even though the company tried keeping the 90 day window they promised for the release, they are already overdue, at least for the U.S.A.
With the OTA rolling out in more and more regions, American HTC One M8 owners are getting frustrated as to why the update is so late in the States. At the risk of sounding repetitive, users should be aware that each carrier has to add their own tweaks to the software and give the OK to it before releasing it to the public. Some OEMs might take longer than others to be ready with a final version of the update, so be patient.
Many say that the HTC One M8 is just as fun and powerful with Android 4.4.4 KitKat on board, so try and enjoy that a little more while you can. If you’re not content and are feeling fits of anger coming up on you, try a custom ROM for Pete’s sake, it might just be even better than Android 5.0 Lollipop. Try CyanogenMod 12, it’s based on Lollipop, it’s free and it’s also fairly easy to flash.