Now that the excitement of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) is over and the initial talk about the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is dying down until review units show up, we can get back to the important job of Lollipop upgrades. Android's new Lollipop upgrade is finally starting to roll out to several devices and HTC is pushing to get them out as fast as they can.
HTC boldly announced that they would have their HTC One M7 and One M8 Lollipop updates within ninety days, but that proved to be more ambitious than HTC realized – the timeframe was pushed back. Since then, HTC has been hard at work to push out as many HTC One M7 Lollipop updates as possible – Canada has already received their updates and the other day we reported that HTC had tweeted that the One M7 update would land on T-Mobile on Tuesday, March 10. To the excitement of many, it looks like they pushed the button a day early and Android 5.0 Lollipop is ready to download for the One M7 now.
Several T-Mobile HTC One M7 owners reported receiving the update already and as you can see from the screen shot below, it comes in a 729.59MB – large, but still smaller than the 800MB+ updates from Samsung. After updating, you will be running build number 7.18.531.2 and the new Lollipop UI should be immediately noticeable – especially in the lock screen and notifications area. As usual with most updates, there will be a few bug fixes and enhancements that will be downloaded as well. If your One M7 has not yet updated, remember that these updates a rolled out so you may not get the Lollipop update for a day or two. Remember you can always go to your settings menu and manually check/force an update.
Please hook up with us on our Google+ Page and let us know if you got you new Lollipop update for your HTC One M7 and how smooth your update went. Did you notice much of a difference, and if so, what did you like or dislike… as always, we would love to hear from you.