Sprint, which has announced updates for the HTC One M7 and Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones to install the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, will also be releasing the new version of the Android OS on two more devices.
According to an internal document of Sprint that was leaked to Android news website Android Police, Sprint will also soon be pushing out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the HTC One M8 and LG G3.
The document reveals that software updates to launch Android 5.0 Lollipop on Sprint devices will begin on Feb. 5 for the HTC One M7 and Samsung Galaxy S5.
In addition, the launch of the new Android OS to the HTC One M8 is scheduled for Feb. 13 and for the LG G3 on Feb. 16. However, the dates are still subject to change, according to the document.
The leaked document also detailed new features that users will be able to enjoy with the upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop, namely the introduction of Google's Material Design interface that adds complex views and introduces fluid animation into devices, a unified user experience, improved and interactive notifications and a battery saver function.
The document also comes with a reminder that, similar to all other updates to the software of Sprint devices, Android 5.0 Lollipop will be pushed out to subscribers in waves, which means that users will not be receiving the update all at the same time. It is recommended that, for successful installations of the update, users should be connected to a Wi-Fi network and the mobile device receiving the update should have its battery charged up to at least 50 percent.
Sprint subscribers using the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M7 smartphones may now download the update as over-the-air downloads.
HTC revealed earlier in the month that the smartphone manufacturer will not be able to meet its self-imposed deadline for rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its One M7 and One M8 smartphones. HTC said that the company received the code for Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nov. 3, adding that it will roll out updates to the operating systems of the One M7 and One M8 within 90 days. The deadline, Feb. 1, has passed.
HTC did not reveal the reason for the delay, but hinted that the problem is on Google's end as the company needs to address several issues with the operating system.
Android 5.0 Lollipop has also reportedly caused issues with Samsung's devices, as smartphones with the new operating system are having issues with apps that utilize the Material Design interface.