HTC One M8 Google Play edition’s Android Lollipop update has been delayed again


HTC One M8 Google Play edition

Many of you HTC One M8 Google Play edition owners likely woke up this morning excited to take the wrapper off of Android 5.0 Lollipop as HTC told us to circle today’s date on our calendars, but it looks like you won’t be able to enjoy that tasty treat just yet. HTC VP of product development Mo Versi responded to a concern on Twitter that the update hadn’t yet rolled out to one user’s handset.

The user wasn’t just being impatient or unreasonable, though — that’s because there’s currently no upgrade to be had (nor will one be made available later in the day). Here’s what Versi had to say about it:

@AshDeezy @htc Sorry Ash, New SW required. Will advise once approval from Google is received. Thanks.

It sounds like HTC might have run into some last minute bugs that they didn’t want users to have to deal with. It’s always frustrating when an upgrade receives multiple delays, but even more frustrating is getting the upgrade installed and finding out that it completely screws something up. Better for HTC to take their time and get it right than to rush it out for the sake of the public’s sanity.

Unfortunately HTC didn’t go into any detail about how long another approval would take, so the only advice we can give is to sit tight and keep your eye on HTC’s Twitter account, especially considering they’re usually one of the more open companies out there in terms of communication.

[via Twitter]

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  1. Argh

    1. You can get most of lollipop through apps in the playstore now. The only parts you can’t are going to be removed in sense anyway.

  2. He also tweeted, “Google requested one more SW spin.”

  3. I can I can only imagine how long the original M8 will take

    1. What other M8 was there?

      1. I mean the M8 with Sense 6

        1. Well HTC promised that it would be 90 days from November the 3rd, so probably 90 days from November the 3rd

        2. Odd to call it the “original”, as it’s the same device, just different firmware, but I understand now.

      2. the non gpe version

  4. There have been a few bugs reported in the Lollipop release, not the least of which is a significant problem with video playback. I’d rather wait until Google gets its stuff worked out before it propagates a buggy OTA (which is not how Apple does things.)

    1. Oh go sit on a pumpkin

    2. Apple propagated quite a few “buggy” updates, quite recently in fact.

  5. Freak google and all the OEMs. I wish someone in google had the “b all s” to come out and explain all the mess surrounding the Nexus 6 fiasco and freaking Lollipop upgrade mess. I hate to say this but I applaud Apple for being disciplined when it comes to business matters as such. BTW, you deleted my original comment….don’t censor true people’s feeling

    1. There’s nothing in the moderation records for any missing or deleted comments from you, marked as spam or anything else – for our entire site, and I went back two days. Either you commented elsewhere or Disqus lost the comment. The latter is not common but not insanely rare either. Hope this helps!

      1. First It showed as posted then being moderated, finally disappeared. It was the same post only I used something else rather than “Freak”. Thank you for checking.

        1. No worries. I guess if it’s something that our account is set to auto moderate, it doesn’t show in our queue. In the old Disqus I could see those – evidently now I can’t. Anyway – whatever it was, it wasn’t personal.

  6. Am i the only one thinking that they’re blocking Chainfire’s new Root method?

    1. Why would they (particularly on a GPE device)?

      1. I read that Google has already pushed the code to AOSP to block it.

        1. Link? I couldn’t find anything with a Google search.

  7. Lolliflop?

    Could. Not. Resist

  8. Me thinks this has more to do with Google providing a more stable build than HTC dragging their feet. Not worried about it.

  9. Android = phragmentation

    1. *fragmentation

  10. I’m actually quite encouraged to read this news, as the Lollipop experience on my Nexus 7 (2012) was not good. (It’s currently running a geological speed.) After all, I don’t have enough self-control to /not/ respond to the “a new Android version is available” button!

  11. As much as i was disappointed with no update, id rather they get it to me bug free and smooth. The wait is worth it. Still getting it months ahead of a standard T-Mobile ONE M8. Was worth the full conversion to a GPE device.

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