Verizon HTC One M8 to Receive Android 5.0 Lollipop in March

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HTC’s 90 days guarantee hasn’t been applied for the HTC One M7 and M8. Even though the company initially stated that Lollipop updates will be rolled out “in time”, we soon noticed further announcements that brought various delays. However, both HTC one M7 and HTC One M8 did received the Android 5.0 treatment, though it is true, the Verizon users weren’t that lucky.

So, if currently T-Mobile, Unlocked, Developer Edition, GPe and certain European variants of the HTC One M8 already embraced the Lollipop OS, those who are assigned to Verizon are still waiting for their own notifications. Well, according to the same carrier and also according to HTC it seems that their wait will still go on.

Apparently, the first wave of Android 5.0 OTA updates will be officially rolled out in early March, which means that the Verizon Lollipop notification will still be in testing phase for two or more weeks. Well, at least now we know that someone is working on these updates and hopefully, at some point, the HTC One M8 will receive the long-awaited Lollipop software.

Of course, the OTA will be rolled out in phases, or gradually thus not all the users will be able to receive it right away. Also, your phone shouldn’t be rooted if you want to OTA update it. Anyway, until then you can choose to manually update your HTC One M8 to Android 5.0 Lollipop OS by using a custom ROM, or a ported variant of the default software – if you do so, be careful as you might lose your phone’s warranty.

If you have already received the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS on your HTC one M8 do tell us how the new firmware runs on your device and if you have noticed any problems like bugs or lags. Also, stay close as we will update you with fresh news as soon as something new comes out.

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