News by Luke Jones on Tuesday March 31, 2015.
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AT&T's version of the HTC One M7 has received technical approval yesterday and is ready to be dealt Android 5.0 Lollipop. That?s the news according to HTC's Vice President of Product Management, Mo Versi, who says that the roll out of the upgrade will start on today. He also dished on when the newer HTC One M8 will be getting Lollipopped, April 8th.The HTC One M7 is now two years (and two generations old), but HTC had confirmed when Lollipop launched that the former flagship would be one of the first devices from its portfolio to get the upgrade. The Taiwanese company promised a 90-day delivery time, which would have been early February. Sure, it is a bit later than that, but the update is out of HTC's hands once it heads to carriers, who typically like to drag their feet. The HTC One M7 was probably the first Android flagship to bring true premium design to the platform and in the opinion of this writer is still the best of the HTC One M range. It is also something of a mid-range bargain these days, with solid specs (Snapdragon 600, 1080p screen, etc.) and of course that all-time classic design. Of course, the addition of Lollipop also brings it up to date on the software front, making the M7 a pretty compelling device for a sub $200 price tag. As for the update, it will bring the now familiar Android 5.0 features such as 64-bit ART compiler, Material Design, Project Volta battery saving, Recent Apps, and Quick Settings, among many more features and enhancements. As always with the OTA update, you may have to wait a few days before you are prompted to upgrade, or you can always look for a manual patch in your settings menu.
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