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Android 5.0 Lollipop Updates For HTC One M7 And M8 GPE Delayed By Google

November 21, 2014 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Android 5.0 Lollipop was launched last month by Google and it is definitely the talk of the town at the moment. Many users are waiting for the Android Lollipop update which is currently rolling out to older Nexus handsets (it comes pre-installed on the Nexus 6 and 9). Nexus and Google Play Edition handsets are first in line (Motorola’s almost-stock handsets are also in the mix though).

It was announced that HTC One M7 and M8 will receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade today, but it seems like that’s not going to happen. HTC’s MO Versi, the Vice President of Product Management with HTC, released the news via Twitter. He said that the update has been submitted to Google on Monday, but the Mountain View company notified HTC that it will need to “re-spin SW”. Mr. Versi didn’t release any additional information when it comes to this, so we have no idea when to expect this update to finally start rolling out to consumers.

HTC’s One M7 launched in February 2013, while its successor, HTC One M8 launched about a year later, March 2014. These handsets have a lot in common as far as look and specs go, both handsets 1080p IPS LCD3 panels on the front, have Snapdragon chips inside and 2GB of RAM. We’re talking about different chips here, of course, M7 is sporting a Snapdragon 600 while the M8 features a Snapdragon 801. One M7 has a somewhat smaller display than the M8 and it ships with a 4MP UltraPixel camera, while the M8 comes with a dual-4MP UltraPixel shooter, the additional camera is there for depth perception. Both of these handsets are made out of metal, look great and sport 4G LTE connectivity.

This news could be connected to certain bugs that users have been reporting when it comes to Lollipop. Users are having issues with sending text messages in select markets, so that might have something to do with it, though I’m just guessing of course. One way or another, you’ll have to wait a bit longer in order to get the Lollipop update to your HTC One (either-gen) handset and I guess you have every reason to be upset at the moment.