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T-Mobile HTC One M8 Android Lollipop OTA confirmed for Monday, Feb. 9

By April Taylor , Feb 08, 2015 09:49 AM EST

The highly-anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop update will finally start rolling out to the T-Mobile HTC One M8 on Monday, Feb. 9, HTC has officially confirmed.

The HTC One M8 is currently considered one of the hottest smartphones on the market and many users worldwide are still waiting to get an update to the latest version of Android. HTC has already rolled out the update to the unlocked and GPE models of the handset, as well as some carrier versions in Europe and Canada, and carrier versions of the smartphone in the U.S. were bound to receive the same treatment soon enough.

Although HTC missed its self-imposed 90-day deadline to deliver the update, Android 5.0 Lollipop is nonetheless widening its availability to devices. In the U.S., Sprint has already started rolling out the update to its One M7, and on Friday, Feb. 6, it also posted on its support page that the HTC One M8 was getting the update as well, reaching version 4.20.651.10. In the meantime, however, Sprint has apparently pulled the update reference from its support page, and HTC's own Android update-tracking website lists the Sprint HTC One M8 in the Stage 3 - Certification for now, which means the update is not rolling out just yet.

No information was available at the time regarding when other U.S. carriers will release the update to their versions of the HTC One M8, but it's now confirmed that T-Mobile is about to release the update.

In an exciting tweet on Friday, Feb. 6, HTC's vice president of product management Mo Versi has officially announced that T-Mobile HTC One M8 users will start getting Android 5.0 Lollipop on Monday, Feb. 9.

"HTC One (M8) T-Mobile owners! Lollipop OS Technical Approval has been received! OTA to start on Monday," touted the executive.

As always with OTA releases, keep in mind that the rollout is gradual and not all devices will receive the update at the same time. It may take a while for your T-Mobile HTC One M8 to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop, but the update is nonetheless starting to roll out on Monday, Feb. 9. Once you receive the update, make sure to drop by our comment section and let us know how it fares.

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