News by Luke Jones on Monday November 10, 2014.
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HTC has already confirmed that it is showing its flagship range some Android 5.0 Lollipop love, announcing that the One M7 and the newer One M8 flagships will be getting Google's latest and greatest within 90 days. The clock is ticking on that deadline, but HTC makes a load of other smartphones besides those metal clad high enders, what about them getting a lick of the Lollipop?The Taiwanese company took to Twitter to say that the One Mini 2, One Max, the HTC Butterfly 2 will be getting Android 5.0, although there was not timeframe given. LlabTooFeR, a noted HTC developer, has now offered some clearer details on HTC's Android 5.0 roadmap for the coming months. First up will be the Google Play Editions of the HTC One M7 and M8, both handsets scheduled to get the software bump in late November or early December. The full HTC versions of those handsets will adhere to the company's 90 day limit and will get the update in January or at the latest early February. The new Desire EYE will get Android 5.0 between January and March, and will be joined by the Dual SIM variants of the One M8, M7, E8 and the Butterfly 2. However, all of those devices will come after the One M7 and M8, so the update is more likely to land in March than before. The company's mid-range Desire handsets like the 816, 820 and the One mini 2 getting Lollipop action in March or April 2015. Lastly, HTC will bump the One Max, One Mini and the original Butterfly S in April or May. That's a pretty extensive upgrade program that deals with just about all of the handsets that the company has launched over the last year. Lower end Desire devices are being evaluate at the moment before the company decides whether it is possible to update them to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
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