Part of the Advantage promise offered up by HTC is that it will deliver major Android updates to its newer smartphones within 90 days. The countdown for HTC’s Android 5.0 Lollipop release started in November and, technically, should be finished by early February. Today, HTC made progress toward that goal with the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the unlocked and developer editions of the HTC One (M8).
The news was confirmed by HTC vice president of product management Mo Versi, who announced the roll-out on Twitter. “HTC One (M8) Unlock and Dev Onwers! We have received TA from Google on Lollipop + Sense 6,” he said on Twitter. “OTA will be out starting tonight. #HTCAdvantage.” Verzi didn’t provide an exact time, though one user who replied to his tweet suggested he or she had already noticed the update hit.
HTC One (M8) Unlock and Dev Owners! We have received TA from Google on Lollipop + Sense 6. OTA will be out starting tonight. #HTCAdvantage
— Mo (@moversi) January 13, 2015
HTC still has until early February to roll out the update for the One (M8) and other devices in order to meet its 90-day HTC Advantage promise, and U.S. wireless carriers will need to make sure it passes stringent tests first. Hopefully this is a sign that everything is moving smoothly.