Rogers, TELUS HTC One M8 getting Android 5.0 Lollipop now in Canada
Good news for HTC One M8 owners in Canada, as the smartphone is finally getting a taste of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
A few months ago, HTC promised to deliver the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its flagship One M8 within 90 days of the source code availability. The company has since rolled out the update to the Google Play Edition and the unlocked versions of the smartphone, as well as carrier versions in Europe, but has recently acknowledged that it will miss its 90-day deadline after all.
Nevertheless, although that deadline expired on Feb. 1, HTC is still working hard to deliver the update as soon as possible. Obviously not all markets get it at the same time, but the company has officially started rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Rogers and TELUS One M8 versions in Canada.
HTC's product management vice president Mo Versi took to Twitter on Monday, Feb. 2, to announce that the OTA would start rolling out on Tuesday, Feb. 3.
"We've received technical approval from Rogers this afternoon on M8! OTA will also start tomorrow! Thanks," the executive replied to a user's tweet.
Moreover, HTC Canada has also announced on Twitter that the TELUS HTC One M8 is now getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update as well. TELUS confirmed it in a tweet of its own. The over-the-air (OTA) rollout has already commenced for both the Rogers and the TELUS versions of the smartphone, and will gradually hit more devices.
In addition to the flagship One M8, the previous HTC One M7 is also getting the update in Canada. The same HTC Canada Twitter account confirmed that an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop will be making its way to the One M7 "soon," albeit the company offered no specific timeframe for when the OTA will start rolling out.
In other words, HTC may have missed its 90-day timeframe to deliver the update, but it's nonetheless keen on pushing Lollipop to its devices as soon as possible. There's still no word on when the carrier versions of the HTC One M8 and One M7 will get the sweet treat in the U.S., but it shouldn't be too long now. We'll keep you up to date as soon as HTC has more good news to share, so stay tuned.
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