Late last month we reported that the technical approval for HTC One (M7) and (M8) Google Play Edition’s Android 5.0 Lollipop update was expected soon. This meant that the update would likely be pushed out in the very start of December, but that didn’t happen. The release was hit by a couple of delays as Google had yet to approve the update. All of the obstacles are now out of the way though. Android 5.0 for HTC One (M7) and (M8) Google Play Edition has finally been released.
Google Play Edition devices are usually the next in line after Nexus smartphones and tablets whenever a new major Andorid OS update is released. Lollipop is gradually making its way to all of these devices.
It appears that the update being rolled out for HTC One (M7) and (M8) Google Play Edition is actually Android 5.0.1. It is the first incremental update for Lollipop which only fixes a couple of bugs and doesn’t add any new features or functions to the operating system.
The update is being released over-the-air which means it might take a couple of days before Lollipop for HTC One (M7) and (M8) Google Play Edition goes live in your region. Links for OTA ZIP files for both devices are also available online if manual flashing is more your thing.
|Product Name||One (M7)||One (M8)|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2300 mAh||2600 mAh|
|Processor Name||Snapdragon 600||Snapdragon 801|
|Street Price||$150 One (M7) on Amazon||$150 One (M8) on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||One (M7) Full specs and details||One (M8) Full specs and details|