HTC One M7 and HTC One M8 Android 5.1 Lollipop Available in March
An executive of the Taiwanese top smartphone brand HTC has revealed on Twitter last February 17 that Android 5.1 Lollipop will be out in the market next month.
HTC's Vice President for Production Management Mo Versi replied to an HTC One (M7) GPE (Google Play Edition) user via microblogging site Twitter who inquired about a button lights bug fix that the latest build of Android operating system will be available in March.
Mo Versi hinted in his response that Google is brewing a maintenance release (MR) update for Android coming next month. The tweet read: "It'll be tied to Google's next MR, which is in March."
In HTC's website, Mo Versi said in an update news for Lollipop roll out: "We've been working hard in the labs with Google and our carrier partners ever since the code release and are making great progress so far."
In a report, HTC might also be referring to Android 5.0.2 as he was did not specify the version number. On the other hand, Versi possibly meant that the announcement could be about a small bug-fixing Android release, though it would most likely on 5.1 update.
Google earlier released Android 5.1 Lollipop in Indonesia and the Philippines for its budget Android One smartphones to pre-test efficiency performance of the new firmware update.
To this point, Google has not officially announced the good news yet and the much-anticipated features it will bring. However, teased changes based on the pre-tests are live images, an arrow sign as gateway to list of choices, and tweaked quick settings toggles for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Sources from Google also tipped late last year a new changelog, including the comeback of silent mode aside from a good number of enhancements and fixes for system availability, battery management, RAM, wireless connection issue, OK Google issue, excessive consumption of network devices, bug fixes for sudden app force-shutdown, and other minor changes and bug fixes.
The Android 5.1 Lollipop first rolled out outside Asia was on devices Nexus 5, 6, and 9.