News by Luke Jones on Wednesday May 13, 2015.
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HTC has confirmed that that the HTC One M7 running on Verizon's network will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop on May 14th, which is tomorrow! The handset is the original of HTC's current flagship range, a stunning device even today and one that the company promised would get Lollipop way back last year when Google first announced the build at its I/O event.The news was dropped by HTC VP of Product Management Mo Versi, someone who is familiar to use for often giving the low down on twitter about when the company will be updating devices and other inside information. Sprint and AT&T have already updated the HTC One to Lollipop, while most international variants have also received the update, so Big Red is a little behind the curve as is often the case. With the update the handset gets such Lollipop new additions as Lock Screen notifications, Material Design, ART complier for 64-bit processing, Recent Apps, Quick Setting, Project Volta with improved battery life, and a whole lot more. The update will be landing OTA and you should have 50% on your battery and preferably a Wi-Fi connection, and as this is coming out in stages you may have to wait a few days for the file to drop. HTC has not confirmed whether the original One will ever get another update, with the device now falling outside the company's two year support guarantee.
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