Nov 18th, 2014

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It’s safe to say the road to Android 5.0 Lollipop has suffered from its share of road bumps along the way. Although Google never actually came out and said the update was delayed, last minute bugs and over-the-air updates could have been the reason for the hold up. Maybe that’s why we nobody was too upset that the HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 Google Play editions still haven’t received their Lollipop upgrades.

For the few who purchased one of these 2 devices, you wont have to wait too much longer before you too can partake in Lollipop goodness (hopefully with less bugs), HTC’s VP of Product Management Mo Versi revealed on Twitter that the update is scheduled to roll out this Friday after suffering from some last minutes delays. Now that’s the kinda transparency we like.

Ironically enough, we think the people most concerned with the new update are those with rooted, carrier branded HTC One M8/M7s. As soon as the update is issued they’ll finally have a new mostly “stock” Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM to flash onto their devices vs the mostly buggy AOSP ROMs compiled from source. Anyone out there with with an official Google Play edition HTC One M8 or M7?