A Dutch publication has claimed that HTC at an event in London held recently revealed the January 3 date on which both the smartphones (HTC One and One (M8)) will start receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop update. So far no announcement regarding a specific date for release of the latest Android OS update has been confirmed by HTC.
The Taiwanese company in a tweet earlier this month however had revealed that the company was on track to update the HTC One and One (M8) within 90 days, as promised in October. For those unaware, HTC, while replying to users on Twitter, had said that the One and One (M8) would receive Android 5.0 Lollipop update within 90 days of receiving the final software from Google.
We're still on track to update carrier versions of HTC One M7 & M8 within 90 days as well. More news on Unlocked and Dev editions soon!-- HTC (@htc) December 6, 2014
Android 5.0 Lollipop started rolling out to HTC One and One (M8) Google Play edition devices earlier this month.
We're happy to share that Android Lollipop is now rolling out to HTC One M7 & M8 Google Play editions!-- HTC (@htc) December 6, 2014
The HTC devices scheduled to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop, apart from HTC One and One (M8), include the HTC One mini and the HTC One mini 2.
Some of the notable features of the Android 5.0 Lollipop version include a cleaner, flatter design with a more fluid interface and animations. There is a new 'Quick settings' menu that has been revamped, and includes new controls like flashlight, hotspot, cast screen controls and more. Android 5.0 Lollipop also comes with an opt-in kill switch dubbed 'Factory Reset Protection', which will allow users to wipe out the device's data on will and Smart Lock feature.
There is the new Messenger app; a guest user mode with custom options for access; and screen pinning that lets users fix in place the screen that's displayed without allowing guests to go further. Google has also added a new battery saver feature to Android 5.0 Lollipop, claiming to extend device battery life by up to 90 minutes.