HTC promised that it would release an Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the HTC One M7 within 90 days of Google releasing the update. A new video shows the smartphone running the update.

Google showed the world Android 5.0 at Google I/O in June under the codename "Android L." The update's most significant change was its redesigned user interface, which Google coined "Material Design." Android L also brought with it improved notifications, which can now be accessed directly on the lock screen and under-the-hood optimizations to improve battery life and performance. The OS was in testing until Google released Android 5.0 in November 2014 and the company officially named it Lollipop.

HTC was one of the first Android licensees to commit to releasing an OTA (over the air) Android 5.0 Lollipop to its HTC One M7 and flagship HTC One M8 within 90 days of Google releasing the update. We've already reported leaked screenshots of the HTC One M8 running Sense 6 (HTC's software skin) and Android 5.0 and a new video shows the update running on the HTC One M7.

The video was recently posted to YouTube and shows HTC's 2013 flagship HTC One M7 running Android 5.0 Lollipop and Sense 6.0. The short video shows off the updated recent application menu, which now has a card UI that users can cycle through and easily close by clicking on the "X" or swiping the card off the screen.

The user also showed how a two-finger swipe down from the status bar on any screen will open Android 5.0 Lollipop's Quick Settings, which provides shortcuts to brightness, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, airplane mode, and other commonly used settings.

While HTC hasn't officially announced a release date for when it will begin sending out the OTA update for the HTC One M8 and HTC One M7, many sources claim that the company will begin rolling it out in the next few weeks to keep its 90-day promise. Once we hear anything official, we'll be sure to pass it on.


 

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