HTC has been making efforts to get their One M8 devices updated to the latest version of Android. However, the update is happening slowly and in fact, the company has even ran into several issues that will make the release fall beyond the 90-day rollout promise that the company had made originally. Tomorrow is the deadline, and as the 90-day deadline comes and passes, users will be reminded at why Android updates are often challenged, and come with significant issues along the way.
The mission of the company has been clear and positive. The original goal of the mass update was to ensure that as many devices as possible could be brought up to the latest standards. However, repeated issues with the new operating system have made the transition difficult for the Taiwanese smartphone maker. Mo Versi, VP of product management said “We are continuing to push hard to deliver Lollipop to all devices as near the 90-day mark as possible, but we are taking every precaution to ensure the rollout is right and we aren’t willing to compromise at your expense.” The company has already rolled out updated versions of Android to Google Play editions of the smartphone, Developer editions, as well as unlocked editions of the smartphone – but those HTC One M8 devices with carrier partners just haven’t made the cut.
However, the tone is slightly different for those who live in Canada – as the company has announced that they would be rolling out an over-the-air update to HTC One M8 devices in Canada early this coming week. With the launch goal being Monday, users should be able to update their devices if they are running on network versions, such as Bell, SaskTel, and WIND Mobile. While it’s unclear how this impacts the launch in the United States, it’s definitely going to be something that receives a fair amount of criticism and attention, as HTC users have been waiting patiently for the holiday season for an update on many of their devices. The update should happen on the 2nd of February for those individuals – which is Monday, and will truly determine what kind of issues HTC might have been concerned about with the launch of Lollipop here in the United States on their devices. Along with the update to Android 5.0, HTC One M8 users should also see an upgrade and update to Sense, the system that runs over the top of Android’s core operation.