HTC has started updating its flagship HTC One M8 to Android 5.0 Lollipop and the One M7 is next. A leaked schedule provides a timeline for other HTC smartphones that will get an update to Lollipop.
HTC once sold more Android smartphones than Samsung but saw its market share and profits decline in recent years. Things started to turn around when the company took a page out of Apple's playbook by focusing on design and using premium materials with the introduction of the HTC One M7 in February 2013. The smartphone featured an anodized aluminum unibody case and a curved rear that made the handset feel great in the hand. The HTC One M7 quickly became one of the most popular smartphones released in 2013 and was the beginning of HTC's comeback.
When HTC unveiled the One M8 in March 2014, it refined the design of the smartphone but didn't veer far from the recipe that made the HTC One M7 a hit with the tech community and smartphone fans. We reviewed the HTC One M8 and named it the best smartphone on the market at the time. HTC has started its Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the HTC One M8 and we've already seen how the update will run on the HTC One M7 thanks to a leaked video.
If you own an HTC smartphone other than the One M8 or One M7 and have been wondering if and when your handset might receive Android 5.0 Lollipop, new leaked information shows a schedule of the company's plans to update existing smartphones.
According to the report, the HTC One E8, Desire Eye, One M8 Eye, and Butterfly 2 are set to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop in February.
In March, the HTC One Max phablet, HTC One M7 Dual-Sim, Desire 816, Desire 820u, One M8 Mini, One E8 (China), and One M8 Eye (China) will get a taste of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The HTC Desire 610, Desire 820s, Desire 510, and original HTC One Mini are listed as receiving an OTA (over the air) update to Android 5.0 Lollipop in March or April.
HTC hasn't officially announced a timeline for when it plans on releasing Android 5.0 Lollipop for any smartphones besides the HTC One M8 and One M7, so it's best to take this leaked schedule with a grain of salt for now. Once we hear any new details, we'll report back to you.