Android 5.0 Lollipop was released back in November but it still has a long way to go before running on majority of the popular devices from last year. HTC was one of the first few OEMs to outline its plans for the Lollipop update. There’s movement today on that front. The Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been released for HTC’s existing flagship, for its unlocked and developer versions to be precise.
This information comes straight from the vice president of product management at HTC, Mo Versi, who tweeted that technical approval for the HTC One (M8) Lollipop release for developer and unlocked units has been received from Google.
So what this means is that anyone who has an unlocked or developer version of HTC’s flagship smartphone will get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update later today. Not only does it bring all of the features and improvements that come part and parcel of the new Android release, it is topped with HTC’s Sense 6.0 custom user interface.
The reason why these versions are receiving the update first is because there are no carriers involved. Customers who picked up a carrier locked device will have to wait until technical approval for the update is granted by their carrier before HTC is finally able to release it.