The original HTC One (M7) now receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop on unlocked and Developer models


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Yesterday HTC announced that the OG Sprint HTC One (M7) would be receiving Android 5.0.1 Lollipop today, even ahead of the newer, soon-to-be-obsolete, HTC One M8. Today, a few more M7 models have also been added to the list, with HTC’s Product Manager Mo Versi taking to Twitter to announce both the HTC One unlocked and HTC One Developer edition models would also be getting the new confectionery starting today.

As a refresher, the unlocked HTC One (M7) was the version sold directly through HTC without any carrier branding, thus it wasn’t subject to the usual lengthy carrier approval process (meaning updates could get out quicker). Same went for the Developer edition, only it came out of the box with an unlocked bootloader so developers (or ROM enthusiasts) could flash aftermarket software to the phone, even converting to a completely stock Google Play edition with updates direct from Google if they wanted.

As of now, it looks like all models of the HTC One M7 are now covered, with Sprint being the only carrier to push out the update so far in the US. There’s still no word on exactly when we’ll see Lollipop rollout to other carrier models, but it looks like things are chugging along. Hang in there.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I gotta get my hands on my decommissioned AT&T SIM to get my update. Or I could push the unlocked ROM to my phone. I’ll poke XDA since I’ve got the unlocked bootloader and S-OFF.

  2. Got my ota update yesterday,s-off with super sid running stock dev Rom. So far a great update.

    1. I have AT&T m7

  3. Everything is always becoming obsolete in this industry – even though it’s neither invalid or irrelevant (in some corners, a core part of the obsolete definition).

    If there’s a new one, then the old one – that is probably going to work 100% for quite a while – is obsolete.

    Last year’s car isn’t obsolete. Last year’s sound system isn’t obsolete. Last year’s PC isn’t obsolete.

    A lot of people scored on the $200 Best Buy M7, a lot of people are scoring great deals on the Galaxy S3 – and they’re happy as well they should be, great stuff.

    Suggestion – how about outmoded instead?

    1. I would lean more towards irrelevant in the medias eyes anyways,I would think obsolete would only apply if the device doesn’t meet a standard or doesn’t support some app or hardware function.For example no Bluetooth greater than 2.0 would be obsolete in my eyes.

      but I will hold on to my m7 and m8 for at least a year ;)

  4. yeah.. finally it come to M7

    android news

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