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The new Android 5.0 Lollipop is a breath of fresh air and is the biggest Android update at the time. It has a lot of new features that improve the user experience and it features a pretty new design. Every time a new Android comes out, the supported devices list changes almost every day. It takes companies some time to analyze the new system and decide how it can be incorporated on their smartphones and their own software. For example, Samsung uses TouchWiz and HTC uses Sense, so they have to test how the new operating system performs with their own systems.
HTC has started to update its HTC One M8 to the new Android Lollipop and the next one to get an update will be the One M7. An Android Lollipop update schedule that was recently leaked shows when other HTC smartphones will get the update to Android Lollipop.
There was a time when HTC sold more smartphones then Samsung but started to decline in profits and market share in the last years. However, when they started to copy Apple’s strategy and began focusing on design and good quality materials with its release in February 2013 of the HTC One M7, things started to look better for the company. The HTC One M7 offered a unibody made of anodized aluminum and had a curved back which made the smartphone feel great and fit comfortably in the user’s hand. The M7 meant HTC’s comeback as it was one of the most popular phones in 2013.
When the M8 was introduced by HTC back in March 2014, it updated the design of the mobile phone but didn’t go too far from the original M7 recipe which made it a huge hit in the smartphone market and in the tech community. A lot of reviews name the M8 one of the best mobile phones available as of now. Now, HTC began updating the device to Android Lollipop and we already had the chance to see the update on the M7 in a leaked video.
If you have another HTC smartphone and were wondering when and if your smartphone will see an Android Lollipop update, recently leaked information reveals a timeline of when HTC plans to release the update on other devices other than the One M7 and One M8.
According to the leaked information, the Butterfly 2, HTC One M8 Eye, HTC One E8 and the Desire Eye will receive an update in February. The HTC One E8, One M8 Eye (both China), HTC One Max, Desire 820u, HTC One M7 Dual-Sim and One M8 Mini will get an update to the Android 5.0 Lollipop in March. The original HTC One Mini, The HTC Desire 610, Desire 510 and Desire 820s are shown on the information to receive an over the air (OTA) update to Lollipop in April or March.
HTC didn’t officially release a schedule for when the company plans to update other devices than the One M7 and One M8 so it’s probably best you don’t put all your hopes into a leaked timeline for the moment.