It can take manufacturers a while for carriers to approve updates, a burdensome fact we have had to learn to live with. Even brand new devices like the HTC One M9 have us waiting for the latest updates, but today we have good news for those who have the Sprint version of said handset.
Android 5.1 Lollipop will be hitting the Sprint HTC One M9 starting July 1st! This information comes straight from Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of product management. Versi recently published a post on Twitter, mentioning the update received technical approval from Sprint and it was ready to head out the door.
HTC One (M9) Sprint Owners! We have received technical approval on Lollipop OS 5.1 which includes camera improvements. OTA to start on 7/1!
— Mo Versi (@moversi) June 29, 2015
Mo Versi goes on to mention the update will include important camera improvements. Other Android 5.1 additions include better device protection, better contact-specific notification settings, improved screen pinning, better WiFi and more. You can read all about Android 5.1 in our detailed article on the software version.
Meanwhile, you can rest assured the Android 5.1 will hit your device soon if you ar eon Sprint. HTC One M9 users in other carriers will have to wait a bit. People asked about the AT&T and T-Mobile versions, which Mo Versi answers with: “in the lab – will advice once we have approval”. We are sure it won’t take too long for other carriers to follow suit, though. Or at least that is what we are hoping!