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HTC Not Happy with AT&T One M9 Android Updates

News by Luke Jones on Thursday March 19, 2015.

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AT&T is behind its carrier rivals in the United States in terms of upgrading the HTC One M8 to the latest versions of Android. The network only brought Android 4.4.4 KitKat to the handset in January, months after Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. While those networks are now looking to an upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop, it seems AT&T is still lagging behind, and it is something HTC is aware of.

During the company's Uh-oh webcast today, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie said that he was "not happy" with the delay in AT&T?s updates, and hinted that it will be a similar story with Android 5.0 Lollipop for the One M8. He said AT&T has trouble with the network and that affected the update, while it is worth noting that the older One M7 is still not rocking Android 4.4.4 when it should be moving into Android 5.0 on other networks.

Mackenzie was unable to offer a specific launch date for any new AT&T updates, saying that the carrier wanted HTC to include certain things. As a refresher, Android 5.0 Lollipop brings with it new features such as Material Design, Project VOLTA, Quick Settings, a Recent Apps Page, and more.

AT&T's closest rival Verizon (a company oft criticized for slow updates) has already started rolling out Android 5.0.1 to the HTC One M8 at the start of this month.

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