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    Continuing on from the news of the HTC One M8 on AT&T getting Lollipop yesterday, the HTC Android updates for the week aren't quite finished. The next phones to be updated are the HTC One M7 and M8's Google Play edition variants. These HTC Google Play edition Android 5.1 updates are now rolling out, according to HTC project manager Mo Versi. The updates will bring the phones from Android 5.0.2 to Android 5.1. The updated build of Android doesn't bring any changes in terms of features – you'll be running a build of Lollipop nearly identical to the current one after you run the update ...

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    As anyone who owns a carrier-branded Android phone in the United States knows, updates are a rare occurrence, especially to major new versions of Android. But HTC has been one of the OEMs on the forefront of fast updates, which has resulted in the HTC One M8 Lollipop update coming quickly to the AT&T model – according to HTC product manager Mo Versi, the OTA update will be rolling out to owners of the phone later in the day today (April 7). The delay in the update as compared to the unlocked model is because of a delayed technical approval, but now that AT&T has given the green ...

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    If you've got an HTC One M9 question not answered by our stunningly dense 4000-word review and accompanying 11-minute review video, your needs might be getting a little intense. I mean, c'mon. Right? But I know how it is. Sometimes, you don't have time for the full review treatment. Sometimes, you're just interested in seeing what's changed over the past twelve months. Or you already own last year's HTC flagship and you want to see if this year's is worth your trouble. Or you just want to find out how different two products that look nigh-on identical could possibly be. For that, ...

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    The HTC One M8 was one of the top Android phones of 2014 (and it still is a notable device if you're not looking to buy the latest and greatest). However, if you think it's time to upgrade, HTC has got you covered with the brand new HTC One M9, a step-up in every aspect from the 2014 model. The differences, as you will see in our HTC One M9 vs HTC One M8 video comparison below, are apparent from the second you lay your hands on the One M9. It's a lot less slippery than its predecessor, because HTC decided to go with a much stickier finish in order to avoid accidental drops. Just like the ...

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    With HTC finally admitting that yes, it intends to unveil its next flagship One handset on March 1, it's easier than ever before to develop a case of tunnel vision, focused without distraction on the One M9. But for millions of HTC One M8 owners, they're still quite interested in HTC's ongoing efforts to support their existing handsets. Although many of those users abroad have already made the journey to Android 5.0 Lollipop, the update's been slow to arrive on carriers in the US – a situation HTC's been apologetic about. T-Mobile already saw its Lollipop update land last week, and now ...

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    OK, so we're just weeks away from HTC's presumptive launch of the One M9, meaning that the One M8 is about to step down from its top spot in HTC's lineup: that's fine. But even with the One M8 soon finding itself relegated to past-flagship status, that doesn't mean it's any less of a solid smartphone. If you've been thinking about picking one up, HTC has a weekend sale underway now, offering $150 off the One M8, as well as some nice deals on accessories. That discount brings the One M8 down to just about $500, free-and-clear. You can even pick up the developer edition for that same reduced ...

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    On February 9, Monday, T-Mobile told users to expect the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their HTC One M8 devices, but, as that didn't happen, the carrier circled back and gave out a new date: February 10, one day later (yesterday). It finally looks like users are able to get the refresh over-the-air as several HTC One M8 owners on T-Mobile have reported its existence and delivery. You can go ahead and manually check for the Lollipop update, or wait for the OTA notification to hit your phone. It should arrive any time now. Another device, another part of the world: in India, the Samsung ...

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    Despite missing the February 1 deadline (that 90-day window in which HTC committed to deliver the Android Lollipop update to its devices) and publishing a mea culpa, HTC is continuing to do a great job (as long as the delays are kept to a minimum) with the latest bits of Google's mobile operating system. The European One M8 (and its owners) is already enjoying Android 5.0, and some North American units too, and now its time for those who own a T-Mobile unit to get some Lollipop love as well. The T-Mobile HTC One M8 Lollipop update should arrive today, Monday, as an over-the-air update, ...

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    HTC's been making big progress with Android Lollipop updates for the One M8 lately: this week we saw the release hit phones in Europe and Canada. And while that was great to see, that still represents just one portion of the M8's user base. Back on November 3, shortly after Android Lollipop went official, HTC assigned itself an ultimatum: it committed to delivering Lollipop updates to both the One M8 and 2013's One M7 within a 90-day span of time. For those of you keeping track, that means a February 1 deadline. Only problem is, that's just days away and HTC is behind schedule. This ...

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    Starting a couple weeks back, HTC's been pushing Android 5.0 Lollipop updates out to more and more of its One M8 handsets. Following initial availability for dev units and unlocked models, yesterday we learned that mass distribution was underway for the One M8 in Europe. That marked a huge number of new users who suddenly saw their One M8s gaining access to the update, and HTC's momentum isn't slowing down now. Less than 24 hours later, that update's starting to make its presence felt on North American shores, as we get word One M8 Lollipop updates are descending upon Canada. HTC Canada ...

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    Here we are months after Google's official release of Lollipop code to the Android Open Source Project, and yet updates to the newest version of Android remain rare. HTC, however, has been at the forefront of the development that has occurred, updating its unlocked One M8 models within 90 days of the source code dropping as promised. Since then, updates have been slowly making it to other One M8 models, and today we've received word from multiple sources that the European HTC One M8 Lollipop update has also begun its official rollout. The news was first shared by HTC's Communications lead ...

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    With 2015 not only upon us, but nearly ready to move into its second month, it's understandable that Android users are starting to grow a little inpatient for their Android 5.0 Lollipop updates. And while the majority of us may still be waiting, a growing number of phones are seeing their manufacturers bestow the gift of Lollipop upon them. A couple weeks back we started seeing HTC get the Android 5.0 ball rolling for last year's flagship One M8, and today we learn of the next phase of that roll-out, along with some good Lollipop news for owners of Samsung's old Galaxy Note 3. HTC's Jeff ...

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    Google's Play edition of Android smartphones sounded like such a great compromise: take attractive handsets from major manufacturers and make them available to users with a pure Android, Nexus-like software experience. But for the better part of a year now, Google's been slowly dismantling the program. While the HTC One M8 joined the lineup last spring, we never got a GPe Galaxy S5 from Samsung. And in the months since, Google's pulled phone after phone from its listings. The last holdout was the One M8, but now even that's gone too, leaving Google selling nothing but its own Nexus ...

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    Now that we've got the One M8 update out of the way – at least for unlocked models, that is – it's time to look over the rest of HTC's smartphone portfolio and check out when the juicy goodness of Android 5.0 will grace the models in question. A source out of Vietnam has posted what looks to be a legitimate look at the various HTC Lollipop update plans for a variety of the company's models, including the recently-launched Desire EYE and Desire 816, so let's have a look at when to expect your update. Naturally, the 2014 flagship One M8 is first up in the first quarter, followed ...

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    We are on a Lollipop roll today, already hearing about updates for the Galaxy S5, getting an early look an an update for the LG G2, and checking in with Motorola for news of its latest progress. Now it's time to switch up manufacturers as we get word of a hotly-awaited Lollipop update that's landing today, with HTC announcing availability of Lollipop for both the unlocked and developer edition One M8. Google just gave the update the go-ahead, and while the official word from HTC is that it intends to get the ball rolling with OTA availability sometime tonight, we've already heard reports ...

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    We've spent the last few weeks discussing how HTC will implement Android 5.0 Lollipop mixed with its proprietary HTC Sense user interface. What's odd is for any OEM to launch such a major software update before the announcement of a future flagship smartphone, since this is a good selling point. None of the rumors we've caught have mentioned a new version of Sense being launched along with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, and now we understand why. The same source that leaked Android 5.0 Lollipop on the HTC One M8 a few days ago has just revealed that HTC will differentiate its 2015 ...

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    We're sure that by now you've noticed that we love comparisons. There's no better way to help you all decide between one product and another, than if we test them side by side on a couple of average days of use. It's always hard for us to determine a winner, since each product was designed with a specific niche in the market in mind, but at least our experience will serve you to get a feel for what device suits your needs. As we wind up our initial coverage of the Oppo R5, one very requested comparison was to put this device to the test against the ultimate aluminum power house from HTC. ...

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    The launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop has proven to be a complete contradiction among OEMs. Google is usually very timely at launching the update to its Nexus and Google Play lineup, but this time, even though Lollipop is probably one of the most dramatic overhauls we've seen come to Android, third party OEMs like Motorola and LG have done a better job at providing support for existing flagships. HTC is one of the companies that has done a fantastic job pushing newer versions of Android to its flagship smartphones, but this time, it seems the company is working at a faster pace. If you ...

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    Sony has managed to start the Android 5.0 Lollipop update earlier than HTC for its Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition smartphone. However, HTC has been teasing the refresh for more than two weeks now, but, after running into some problems, the entire procedure was postponed to a later date, without a specific ETA. It's going to be a sweet weekend for owners of this specific phone, as the HTC One M8 GPe Lollipop update will start rolling out at noon on Friday, December 5, 2014. The information comes from Twitter where HTC's Executive Mo Versi confirmed that technical approval has been ...

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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 ...

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    It's that time of year again: bargain-hunters bundle up for a long night out in the cold, armed with a vacuum flask full of coffee and a checklist of the stores they'll be hitting. Retail employees let out a resigned sigh as they prepare to begin a single shift that starts somewhere around Wednesday afternoon and lasts through Saturday morning. And if you're anything like us, you're staying warm at home, probably watching way too much Netflix, and hoping to snag a few good deals online. That's right – it's Black Friday time. What used to be a single day of retail hedonism has mutated ...

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    The only thing better than getting timely updates for your Android smartphone is also having a manufacturer that's very open about its own progress towards those updates; sure, we could just keep ourselves in the dark and learn about the updates once they're ready, but we're the sort of users who crave information, and we want to know about testing, ETAs, and all the steps on the road to release. HTC's been doing a great job about sharing its Lollipop update plans for the Google Play edition One M7 and One M8 this past week or so – well, it's doing fine so far as the sharing goes, but ...

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    We've praised HTC for making some of the best smartphone designs ever, not just of this year. HTC's design legacy goes back to some of the first award-winning Pocket PCs that got this whole smartphone ecosystem started, and the same continues to happen today. If you thought the HTC One M8 was already gorgeous enough, concept designers are always there to prove there's room to grow. Graphic designer Jermaine Smit has recently decided to take a stab at what he feels should be the design of the HTC One M9 for 2015, and if you have a close look at all things considered, you'd understand why ...

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    Getting your hands on Android 5.0 Lollipop right now is kind of a mess. Most applicable Nexus devices have already received it, some NVIDIA Shield products have also gotten some action, and we should see it rolling to the Google Play edition devices very soon as well. We also know that OEMs like HTC have already committed to pushing Android 5.0 to existing flagship smartphones in the next few months, but if you want an early glimpse of what it'll look like, let's all thank the Internet. We have some leaked photos of what seems to be HTC Sense 6 running on top Android 5.0 Lollipop. We say ...

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    Android 5.0 Lollipop updates started arriving for Nexus phones right around the middle of last week. We saw factory images, OTAs, and everything we needed to start using the latest Android system software on our favorite Nexus models. With that hurdle out of the way, our attention starts turning to Google Play edition models, which while they aren't privy to quite the same super-fast updates as Nexus devices (even if some other companies did give Google a run for its money this time around), are often right behind with update of their own. HTC looked like it was going to be the first OEM ...

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