HTC One Google Play Editions Get Android 5.0 Lollipop Next Week
Owners of HTC's two Google Play Edition phones; last years HTC One M7 and this year's HTC One M8 might be in for a very nice treat next week. Mo Versi, the company's vice president of product management, confirmed on Twitter that theyre targeting "early next week" for the Android 5.0 Lollipop roll out for these two devices.
It's not all that surprising considering Google Play Edition phones are mostly stock Android, though some of them include custom drivers to support the devices' unique hardware features. The building and testing process, then, takes a lot less work and time than, say, the normal versions of these phones.
Unfortunately the word "target" means there's a chance the date could slip, though HTC has built up a solid enough track record that we wouldn't worry about it too much.
Don't worry if you're among those that bought the One with Sense 6 on top. You're still on track to get Lollipop before February 1st.