Since its announcement a month ago, Android’s latest version of OS 5.0 Lollipop has been a big talking point for future phone, but many users of current handsets are asking when they will be getting the latest OS on their existing smartphones.
Well it would seem that both HTC and Samsung are moving their feet pretty quickly for the new OS, as HTC has announced that they have now received the Developers code for 5.0 Lollipop which means that they will be able to get the software out to its two HTC One handsets (HTC One M8 and the HTC One M7) within the next 90 days.
HTC does have a 90 days policy with its flagship smartphones where the company promises to get the latest version of the Android software onto their Latest leading handsets with 90 days of its release. It would Seem Google have put the spanner in this, this time by not providing HTC with the code immediately, but the 90 day promise means the company are being transparent with their clients.
HTC are not the only ones who are clamouring for some Lollipop action, as SamMobile reports that after the Samsung Galaxy S5 gets the Android 5.0 updates, that Sammy will be working on getting the update to the Samsung Galaxy S4 handset too.
See also: Android Lollipop 5.0 – What? When? Where?
SamMobile’s sources claim that the software will be released for the Exynos variant of the Galaxy S4 early next year, with other versions due to receive it shortly after, and with the S4 and S5 sharing many features with the Galaxy Note range, we expect a release for the Note 4 and Note 3 afterwards.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop is a big number update to the Android OS which will bring a few smaller changes to the Appearance and apps including a more fluid user interface with enhanced 3D effects, greater control over notifications, support for 64-bit hardware and increased battery life, and will first make an appearance on the Google Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 Tablet later this month.