Nothing is more joyous for a smartphone owner to get a software update that tweaks your phone entirely. However, HTC smartphone users will be deprived of this pleasure as it has been officially confirmed that its Android Lollipop update will miss its 90-day deadline.
An official OTA software update is more like the preferred choice of almost everyone. HTC smartphone users have been counting days ever since Google rolled out Lollipop to its Nexus line-up. Even though the Taiwanese tech giant has been doing it for the last few years (much-appreciated), too many issues had to be fixed in Android Lollipop before dispatching a bug-free OS in time; hence, the delay. But, HTC said it will try to deliver the update to all its devices as soon as possible.
— Mo (@moversi) January 30, 2015
According to HTC, some carrier versions of the flagship smartphones - One M7 and One M8 - will face a delay in getting Lollipop. HTC's 90-day deadline for getting Lollipop out to its phones ends on 1 February and so far it has only updated Google Play, Unlocked, and Developer Editions of the HTC One (M8).
"We are continuing to push hard to deliver Lollipop to all devices as near the 90-day mark as possible, but we are taking every precaution to ensure the rollout is right and we aren't willing to compromise at your expense," wrote Mo Versi, HTC Vice President, Product Management. "We're still working through the testing process with our partners and hope to have good news to share soon."
A slight delay, as HTC is implying, in the roll-out of Android Lollipop may not be so bad after all. If we look at other OEMs like Motorola, there have been a number of complaints concerning the updated Moto X (2 Gen). It is good if HTC is taking the time to deliver a bug-free OS and not repeating the same mistakes as other manufacturers.