The HTC One M8 has yet to get a taste of Android Lollipop, but a newly-leaked video now shows how Android 5.0.1 would run on the device.
Google announced its new Android 5.0 Lollipop back in mid-October, with its Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player as the launch vehicles for the new operating system. As always with new OS releases, it takes a while for more devices to receive updates, and Lollipop makes no exception.
Many Android devices are still waiting for the Lollipop treat, with some having to wait longer than others. The HTC One M8 was expected to receive the upgrade a while ago, but owners of the device have not gotten the good news just yet.
HTC originally said that it would roll out Lollipop to its flagship device, i.e. the One M8, by Jan. 3, but the company has obviously missed the deadline. The HTC One M8 has still not received the Lollipop treat, but it shouldn't take too long now either. HTC said it would roll out the update within "90 days of the original source code being released," which indicates that the delay may actually come from Google's part.
Regardless of who's to blame, the new target for the HTC One M8 Android Lollipop update is now the end of January, which means the new OS version should start rolling out soon.
Nevertheless, a newly-leaked video from Vietnamese site HTCViet.vn now gives users a glimpse into what to expect from Android 5.0.1 running on the HTC One M8 before the new OS version actually hits the device. In other words, this leaked video embedded below shows a preview of what the HTC One M8 would look like running Android 5.0.1, albeit the final version may not be exactly like this.
As expected, the video shows the things users already expect from the new OS version, such as Google's Material Design, the new manner of viewing notifications, and others such. On the other hand, this video shows also how Android 5.0.1 Lollipop would integrate with HTC's own Sense UI on the One M8, and that's the highlight of this preview.
Otherwise, Android 5.0.1 has already started rolling out to the Google Play Edition versions of the HTC One M8 and One M7, so users already have a good idea of how the new OS version looks without the Sense UI. Owners of non-GPE devices, however, will have to wait a bit longer for the latest OS, but it should roll out by the end of the month. In the meantime, check out the video below to get a better idea of what to expect.