October 20, 2014
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HTC Desire Eye Hands On Color VS -9

HTC has already announced plans to update its flagship HTC One (M7) and (M8) handsets to Android Lollipop within 90 days of the official release, but we have been left wondering when or if the company’s wider selection of smartphones will also receive the Android 5.0 treatment.

The latest source suggests that HTC will indeed be brining Lollipop to most of its new handsets and will likely pack its new Eye Experience software in with the update, although not all features will be available on every device. The follow list might be subject to change, as handsets are apparently still under evaluation.

  • The HTC One (M7) and (M8) remain the first in line for the update. GPE versions of the handsets will receive an update in late November-December, as expected, and Sense based versions will see an update in January-February.
  • The January to March contains a host of HTC devices. Lollipop should arrive for the Desire EYE, One (M8) Dual SIM, One (M7) Dual SIM, One (E8), One (E8) Dual SIM, and Butterfly 2 in this period.
  • HTC’s One Mini 2 and Desire 816 will follow later, with an update expected in the March-April time frame.
  • Lastly, the One Max, One Mini, and Butterfly S are in line for Lollipop somewhere between March and May next year.

Oddly, HTC’s newly announced 64-bit Desire 820 appears to be left off the list. This and HTC’s MediaTek processor powered handsets are still under evaluation, according to the source, and may or may not receive an update.

If you’re curious about which others smartphones will be receiving Lollipop, be sure to check out our list of the most recent information.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
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