Thursday, 15 January 2015

HTC's Android Version 5.0 update Will Bring Us Lollipop

HTC's Android 5.0 update schedule leak reveals lots of Lollipop love

HTC has been relatively forthcoming about its Android 5.0 Lollipop plans, confirming early on that it would bring it to the HTC One M8 and original HTC One within 90 days of the final build being available.
Sure enough the update has started arriving on unlocked and developer versions of the HTC One M8, with other versions of the handset expected to get it very soon. But what's next? Well, we might have the answer.
According to a leak from HTC-Vietnam (which is not an official HTC site), the HTC One M7 will also be updated this month, which is in line with HTC's 90 day time frame. Then in February we'll apparently see Lollipop land on the HTC One E8Desire Eye, One M8 Eye and Butterfly 2.

March mayhem

Things get even busier in March, with the HTC One Max, One M7 dual-SIM, Desire 816, Desire 820u, One Mini 2 and the Chinese versions of the One E8 and One M8 Eye all apparently getting the update.
Finally the original HTC One MiniDesire 610, Desire 820s and Desire 510 should get Android 5.0 in either March or April. That covers most of HTC's recent devices so if your phone isn't in the list we wouldn't hold out hope of getting the update.
As for the list itself it seems believable, but as with all leaks it's best to take it with a pinch of salt. Even if it is true it's always possible that timings will change, but it suggests at least that most of HTC's handsets will be running Lollipop within a few months, which is pretty good going.