HTC insists One GPe Lollipop updates really, truly, nearly here

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It all sounded so simple at first: Android 5.0 Lollipop had just emerged as updates hitting Google’s Nexus series of devices (as well as a few other early birds). HTC wanted to get in on this Lollipop update publicity, too, and took to Twitter to proclaim that updates for the Google Play edition One M7 and One M8 would be arriving early the next week – that would have been two weeks ago. Not only did that update fail to land, but HTC’s next status update dropped mention an ETA altogether – the update would be ready when it’s ready. Which is fine, but also probably not the best fit for this “it’s nearly ready to go” social push. But where exactly are we? Are we talking about a release this week, or maybe later in December? Over the weekend, HTC VP Mo Versi offered the latest look into this update process.

As of the end of last week, Google has the updates from HTC, complete with the fixes that delayed those initial release plans. Google’s been putting them through its testing, and HTC expects those releases to receive technical approval by the end of the day, today.

Assuming that happens (and no further glitches are uncovered), it wouldn’t be crazy to expect distribution to begin within another couple days. HTC seems to have learned its lesson about making too many predictions (especially when things are out of its hands), but it might be time to start anticipating these releases for the very near future.

Source: Mo Versi (Twitter)
Via: phoneArena

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