There are has been a lot of talk about HTC in the recent weeks, over their soon to be released next generation One device, the HTC One M9. That said, the HTC One M8 and even the HTC One M7 have also been hitting the headlines quite a bit over the last few days. This was because at February landed, HTC hit their self-imposed ninety-day deadline for delivery Android 5.0 (Lollipop) to their One M8 and One M7 customers. As the date approached, it became clear that HTC were biting too close to the wire in getting Lollipop out and had to graciously admit that it was not going to happen in time.
During the announcement, HTC did not allude as to how long the devices would be delayed beyond their original ninety-day deadline, but did say they were working as hard as they could to get Lollipop out, as soon as they could. It was also worded in the announcement that this was mainly affecting “some carrier’ variants and as such it was presumed, Lollipop was imminently about to land on certain carrier or regional variants. This seemed to be the case when news then broke over the next couple of days that Lollipop had landed in India on the One M8. This was quickly followed by (limited) reports that the One M8 had began to see an update in the U.S. and confirmation that it was being rolled out in Canada.
That said, there was not much news on the One M7 front. However, that looks set to change. Known HTC Social media-ist Mo Versi has been at it on Twitter again and has just confirmed that the HTC One M7 is due to begin receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop update starting tomorrow. There is one catch though, it seesm only Sprint One M7 devices will be seeing the update. There was no clear indication on when other carriers in the U.S. will begin pushing the update out, although the Versi tweet did finish with “others coming soon”. So presumably it is only a matter of days away. As for the current Sprint update, this will be in the form of Android 5.0.1. So if you are a Sprint customer, keep a look out for the OTA tomorrow.