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HTC misses its 90-day Android Lollipop amend deadline

Posted by Jerry Hannan Monday, February 2, 2015
HTC misses its 90-day Android Lollipop amend deadline

HTC has absent its self-imposed borderline of February 1 to bear Android 5.0 Lollipop to US owners of its HTC One M8 and M7.

Google's own Android Lollipop rollout hasn't been the smoothest the aggregation has delivered. Bugs had to be ironed out in last-minute fixes, which resulted in the amend actuality delayed for its own-brand gadgets in Pakistan, like the Nexus 5. There were additionally complaints that the amend bricked Nexus 7 accessories afterwards it did eventually cycle out.


Unfortunately for owners of HTC's flagship phones, bugs in the OS accept batty HTC's affiance to bear the latest Android amend aural 90 canicule of its official absolution by Google.

"We've been alive adamantine in the labs with Google and our carrier ally anytime back the cipher absolution and are authoritative abundant advance so far, but if you've been afterward the advance of this rollout, you will apperceive that Google has had to abode several issues with this release," Mo Versi, HTC US carnality admiral of artefact management gadgets in Pakistan, said in an amend on Friday.

"We've been agilely alive to fix some of them on our end and accumulation Google's fixes as bound as possible, but admitting everyone's best efforts, some carrier versions of the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) will not accommodated our 90-day goal, which is February 1st," he added.

It's not the aboriginal time the architect has accomplished such delays: it had agitation affair its 90-day ambition back it was advancing Android 4.4 KitKat for a carrier-locked adaptation of its HTC One M7.

The aggregation instituted its 90-day ambition with the absolution of Jelly Bean, and as Versi acicular out, it's arguably aggressive the adaptable industry to bear updates faster. However, HTC is about baffled to the rollout bite by Motorola due to its use of a banal adaptation of Android.


Other companies' flagship accessories accept additionally apparent Lollipop access quicker than HTC's. LG has amorphous rolling out Android 5.0 to G3 owners, while Samsung began arrest the amend for the Galaxy S5 in some markets in January.

The delays alone administer to HTC's US customers; the Lollipop amend began accession for European barter from the average of aftermost week.

HTC has additionally formed out Android 5.0 to unlocked gadgets in Pakistan, Google Play, and developer editions of the HTC One M7 and One M8 in the US.

Nearly three months to the day back its release, Lollipop is still on beneath than 0.1 percent of all Android phones that accept the Google Play abundance app, according to Google's latest administration figures, which should be adapted in the advancing week.

HTC misses its 90-day Android Lollipop amend deadline

HTC has absent its self-imposed borderline of February 1 to bear Android 5.0 Lollipop to US owners of its HTC One M8 and M7.

Google's own Android Lollipop rollout hasn't been the smoothest the aggregation has delivered. Bugs had to be ironed out in last-minute fixes, which resulted in the amend actuality delayed for its own-brand gadgets in Pakistan, like the Nexus 5. There were additionally complaints that the amend bricked Nexus 7 accessories afterwards it did eventually cycle out.


Unfortunately for owners of HTC's flagship phones, bugs in the OS accept batty HTC's affiance to bear the latest Android amend aural 90 canicule of its official absolution by Google.

"We've been alive adamantine in the labs with Google and our carrier ally anytime back the cipher absolution and are authoritative abundant advance so far, but if you've been afterward the advance of this rollout, you will apperceive that Google has had to abode several issues with this release," Mo Versi, HTC US carnality admiral of artefact management gadgets in Pakistan, said in an amend on Friday.

"We've been agilely alive to fix some of them on our end and accumulation Google's fixes as bound as possible, but admitting everyone's best efforts, some carrier versions of the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) will not accommodated our 90-day goal, which is February 1st," he added.

It's not the aboriginal time the architect has accomplished such delays: it had agitation affair its 90-day ambition back it was advancing Android 4.4 KitKat for a carrier-locked adaptation of its HTC One M7.

The aggregation instituted its 90-day ambition with the absolution of Jelly Bean, and as Versi acicular out, it's arguably aggressive the adaptable industry to bear updates faster. However, HTC is about baffled to the rollout bite by Motorola due to its use of a banal adaptation of Android.


Other companies' flagship accessories accept additionally apparent Lollipop access quicker than HTC's. LG has amorphous rolling out Android 5.0 to G3 owners, while Samsung began arrest the amend for the Galaxy S5 in some markets in January.

The delays alone administer to HTC's US customers; the Lollipop amend began accession for European barter from the average of aftermost week.

HTC has additionally formed out Android 5.0 to unlocked gadgets in Pakistan, Google Play, and developer editions of the HTC One M7 and One M8 in the US.

Nearly three months to the day back its release, Lollipop is still on beneath than 0.1 percent of all Android phones that accept the Google Play abundance app, according to Google's latest administration figures, which should be adapted in the advancing week.

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