According to HTC’s Mo Versi, the standard edition of the 2013 handset with HTC Sense, will not be among those updated to the latest version of Lollipop, Android 5.1.
The sparsely-owned Google Play Edition will be boosted, but its the end of the road for devices carrying HTC’s love-it-or-loathe-it Sense UI
The admission hasn’t pleased some HTC fans, who’re now stuck on Android 5.0 without the bug fixes served up by 5.1.
“But 5.1 seems mostly a bug update... so you will leave a buggy M7 behind? Not very customer friendly,” wrote one user.
Another unhappy camper told HTC to “cut the Sense 7. We want bug fixes,” while a further M7 owner wrote: “HTC FAIL. Latest M7 update is crap. Too buggy. Another loyal customer lost!”
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The company hasn’t explained why it won’t be bringing that bug squishing solution into play, but it must have something to do with the intricacies of integrating it with Sense.
Regardless of HTC’s reasoning, customers are not happy. Perhaps the firm is looking to lure those M7 owners into splashing out on a brand new HTC One M9?