Android 5.0 Lollipop has begun rolling out to HTC One M8 handsets on T-Mobile. The software, which was initially expected to arrive yesterday, is filled with new features and improvements.
HTC Product Manager Mo Versi had promised this update for February 9, but a T-Mobile support page later confirmed that users shouldn’t expect to see it until today. They won’t have to wait any longer, however, because the 634MB release is currently being distributed over-the-air.
The software comes with build number 4.20.521.4, and takes around 20 minutes to download, T-Mobile says. Users will need at least 50% battery life to install it, so you might want to charge your handset in preparation to prevent any further delays.
In addition to everything you would expect from a Lollipop upgrade — including lock screen notifications, multi-user support, and Smart Lock — this release also makes some improvements to HTC’s own Sense 6 user interface.
Users should also experience vastly improved performance and battery life, thanks mostly to Google’s decision to make ART the standard runtime for its latest Android releases.
T-Mobile’s One M8 update comes less than a week after the software reached customers on Sprint, and only two weeks after it made its debut in Europe. Customers on AT&T and other carriers should see the software soon, with HTC working hard to make it available to all.