Even as gadget lovers are eagerly waiting for Android 5.0 Lollipop update since it was rolled out on 3 November, HTC has revealed the software update schedule for its devices - HTC One (M7), and HTC One (M8).
The Taiwanese company had earlier said that Android 5.0 Lollipop would be made available to its devices 90 days after Google releases it. Now that the software has been launched, HTC's VP of product management, tweeted on Wednesday that the company has received the source code of the firmware and that HTC One (M7), and HTC One (M8) would get the firmware within 90 days starting from 4 November, which means it will arrive at least by first week of February.
We've received Android Lollipop code from Google, the clock starts now! HTC One (M8) and (M7) will be updated within 90 days! #HTCAdvantage!
— Mo (@moversi) November 3, 2014
HTC had earlier confirmed that the new software would be rolled out to HTC One, HTC One (M8), One Mini (1 & 2) and One Max. So, it looks like HTC One devices will get the software update first before being rolled to other devices. It is also reported that Desire Eye, Butterfly 2, One E8 (both single and dual-SIM variants), Mini 2, Desire 816, HTC One Max, One Mini (Gen 1), Butterfly (Gen 2) and MediaTek CPU powered Desire series smartphones will get the new software update.
Google announced Android 5.0 Lollipop release on 3 November but new reports claimed that the search giant has pushed the launch of the firmware to next week owing to major bugs found in it. The battery of the Nexus 5 exhausted quickly on activation of Wi-Fi when the software was tested on the device, according to a report by technology blog Phandroid, citing Google developer's issue tracker.
Android 5.0 Lollipop was supposed to be rolled out to the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5, the Nexus 7 (2012), the Nexus 7 (2013), the Nexus 10 and Google Play edition devices starting from 3 November.
Several android phones will receive the new software over time.
Motorola has confirmed that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be rolled out to Moto X (Gen 2.), Moto X (Gen 1.), Moto G (Gen 2.), Moto G (Gen 1.), Moto G 4G-LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini though it didn't specify the time. Samsung has confirmed that Galaxy Note 4 will get the new firmware, and the Galaxy S5 may get upgrade too. Zenfone has confirmed on its official blog that its devices - Zenfone series 4, 5, 6, Padfone S (PF500KL) and Padfone Infinity (A89) will get the software in June. It is also confirmed that OnePlus One handset will get the new firmware update within three months of its release.
Sony devices that will get the new firmware update are - Xperia Z Ultra GPE (Google Play Edition), Xperia Z, Xperia ZR, Xperia ZL, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1s, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet, Xperia Tablet Z, and Xperia Z2. LG device - LG G3 - will get the firmware, and it is reported that LG G, G2 Pro, the G2 and original G Pro too might get the firmware update.