We have informed you about the confirmation of Android 5.0 Lollipop availability for the HTC One M8 and M7 handsets. But, HTC Corporation Vice President Mo Versi had tweeted that the update will arrive early next year.
After that several significant mobile manufacturer had rolled on the craved OS update. Even a few OEMs have hinted to release several new handsets with Android 5.0 Lollipop for being in the race. The confirmation of Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their current flagship smartphone will surely bring back the smile on HTC smartphone owners' face.
Significantly, Android developer community XDA developers had rolled out a custom ROM update for HTC One M8 handsets. Based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the ROM is apparently based on the Google Play Edition (GPE) of the Google's latest OS update.
But again that was restricted for a few users who dare to unlock their smartphone's bootloader and presumably familiar with using and installing custom ROMs. Mostly, the earlier releases purportedly has some bugs too for getting fixed in the later version. So, it's not everyone's ball game.
But still if you're craving to have the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, HTC will make it available by sometime this week. Yes you read it right. The HTC vice president has officially confirmed the availability of the much-needed update while replying to a user's query.
A Twitter user has asked Versi about the timeline, for which he replied: "Target is early next week. Thanks."
He hasn't mentioned any specific handsets in the tweet. We assume and wish the Taiwanese manufacturer will release the much-needed update to several smartphones. That will surely make the customers happy and also help them fight with others.
Meanwhile, Motorola has released OTA update for their X series handset and confirmed to iterate with G and E series of devices. LG and Samsung have also confirmed Lollipop availability for selected devices. Lenovo has not mentioned anything till date, though ASUS mentioned they may take some time to release the update.
Xiaomi has just released the update only for Mi 2 users. And Sony has already confirmed all their Z series handsets will get the update while Google has officially unveiled the update for all Nexus devices.
Significantly OEMs like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, Gionee still kept mum on this. We also haven't heard about the update availability for Android One devices.