Updates include a move to the Android Lollipop style Recents UI, as opposed to HTC’s old app. Lock screen notifications are also brought forward from Google’s approach. There are a few tweaks to the quick toggles in the notification bar and Material Design visuals, primarily the icons.
For all the new users out there, and those just looking for a simple interface on their Android phone, there is also a new Easy mode that pops the most common activities into a simple to navigate tiles.
With HTC promising to roll out the latest versions of Android to their latest flagship phones within 90 days of the official code release, we should expect Android 5+ Lollipop to hit the One (M8) by the end of January. However, with leaks like the visuals today, and a few rumors of this update expected for early January, it is, by chance, not unrealistic to expect the sweet release well before that 90 day promise runs out.
Are you liking what you are seeing for your HTC One (M8) with Android 5+ Lollipop and Sense 6?