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Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out now for European HTC One M8

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Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out now for European HTC One M8

Owners of the HTC One (M8) in Europe are now getting their hands on the very latest version of Android, the Taiwanese company revealed on Wednesday.

The announcement (via GSM Arena) came courtesy of senior HTC communications bod Jeff Gordon, who said the Android 5.0 Lollipop update would be hitting the different territories in waves throughout the day.

He tweeted: “HTC One (M8) owners in Europe, have a sweet tooth this morning? Check your software updates!

The update comes within HTC’s self-imposed 90-day deadline to get Lollipop to HTC One (M8) fans after Google made the final version of the new operating system available to manufacturers.

The update brings a new lock screen, Google’s new Material Design language and a new multitasking view, which allows users to switch between apps by swiping through cards.

Users will need 780MB of free space in order to complete the update. Gordon told users who’re yet to see the update to keep checking the Software Updates section within the Settings menu on their Android phone.

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News of the update comes as HTC prepares to launch the next version of its flagship HTC One stable of handsets.

The firm's HTC One (M9) device, which continues to appear in various leaks, is likely to be announced at a press event at MWC on March 1. All indications suggest it will be HTC's first handset to run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.

ElectricSheep

January 28, 2015, 11:19 pm

Don't do it! Since putting this on my Nexus 5, its response is now as slow as molasses and everything crashes all the time. Hope your skinned version behaves better.

Evan

January 29, 2015, 12:45 pm

I've updated the office Nexus 5 and not experienced any issues. Could be down to a bad update or app conflict perhaps. I know it's a pain but resetting and setting it up from scratch might be the way to go...

ElectricSheep

January 29, 2015, 4:42 pm

In all honesty, I've found Android 5.0.1 a real pain. Audible crashes regularly as does Podkicker Pro and Google maps is falling over all the time. Sometimes the phone hangs for 30 seconds or more before responding and the home button often does the same. Opening the dialer now takes forever and the WiFi isn't as locked down as before,dropping off for no reason. I'm having to reboot the phone at least every 24 hours to keep everything moving along. I've seen no increase in battery life and it's now a real pain to reach the volume settings . (if listening to a podcast or music or a book and then try to turn the phone ring tone up / down - or turn off mute you have to open the settings or close the audio app; really annoying). Gone are email scrolling notifications at the top of the screen, now you have to open the app to see any email info. All in all, a sideways update in my experience. My 2 32gb nexus 5 phones ran much better on KitKat.

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