Yesterday the HTC One (M8) started receiving the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop in earnest, after the original rollout for the Google Play Edition units last month. Now the Developer Edition version joins in on the Lollipop fun – but not only that, even the One (M8) models sold unlocked are getting the new bits.
You might however be wondering which will be the next HTC smartphone to be updated. And the completely unsurprising answer for that seems to be the original One from 2013. That’s according to the table you can see below, which is said to be an accurate representation of HTC’s plans on the matter.
Only the two One flagships are due for a Lollipop treat this month, but things will pick up in February. That’s when the HTC One (E8), Desire Eye, One (M8) Eye, and Butterfly 2 should be seeing the new software.
Then, in March, the One Max, HTC One Dual-SIM, Desire 816, Desire 820u, One Mini 2, and the Chinese variations of the One (E8) and One (M8) Eye will follow suit.
The last HTC devices to get Lollipop will do so either in March or in April. These are the Desire 610, Desire 820s, Desire 510, and the original One Mini. And that’s it.
HTC is apparently working to finish the Lollipop updates by the end of April, so it can then gradually issue updates to a new version of Sense starting in May. This will be introduced alongside the company’s next flagship device, and will presumably come to a few of its past higher-end offerings as well.
A word of caution, though. Even if this information may be 100% accurate right now, update time frames can slip. Also, there’s absolutely no way to tell if these details are truthful, since HTC hasn’t officially said anything about the updates.
If this does pan out, then we’re looking at a pretty big number of handsets that are getting the latest version of Android, which is great news. And the rollouts won’t be taking too long either, compared to some past experiences.
Source (in Vietnamese)