HTC Desire Eye on AT&T to receive Android 5.0 update; Other HTC models to follow throughout 2015
Owners of the HTC Desire Eye smartphone on AT&T with Android 4.0 and higher should finally be getting a total system update to Android 5.0 in the following days, HTC has confirmed.
HTC's vice president of product management Mo Versi announced the availability of the update through his Twitter account, saying that they have received technical approval for the Lollipop update from Google, and users would finally be getting the patch.
However, GSMArena.com advises users to download the update via a Wi-Fi connection, as the update will take up some 1GB. According to the site, the Android Lollipop for the HTC Desire Eye will update the user interface to include the Material Design look and the changes to the notifications settings, but will only update the phone's user interface to Sense UI 6.55 instead of the newer Sense UI 7.0.
As for other HTC models and other territories,knowyourmobile.com published HTC's announcement that the Lollipop update is making its way throughout Europe. HTC has said that One (M7) users in Europe have started receiving the update. "We've seen the GPe edition, developer edition and Sprint HTC One (M7) all receive their updates to Android 5.0 Lollipop, following in the steps of the HTC One (M8) being updated."
PhoneProbe.com meanwhile reports that HTC will continue to roll out Android 5.0 through the latter half of 2015, and most models will receive the update to the latest Android version. The update system apparently works on a staggered schedule, with higher-end devices receiving updates first before entry-level ones. For the third quarter of 2015, the following models are scheduled to receive the update: One Max, M7 Dual SIM, Desire 816, Desire 820u, One M8 Mini, One E8 China, One M8 EYE China, while the Desire 510, 610, 820s, and One Mini models could expect to receive the OS update towards the end of the year.