The rush to Android 5.0 Lollipop is heating up. After the Samsung Galaxy S5 received Lollipop on Verizon last week, we’re seeing HTC make a big push to update their current — and previous model — flagships to Google’s latest confectionery.
Last night, HTC Product Manager Mo Versi announced that starting Monday, the T-Mobile HTC One M8 will officially be receiving Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. This was after a false alarm was reported last week (we’ve since updated that post), and is barely a week since HTC confirmed that they would be missing their self-imposed 90-day deadline for Lollipop on the One M8, and HTC One (M7).
Really, you can’t blame them. Android 5.0 Lollipop was a buggy release, with Google rushing to address issues in a later 5.0.1 update, and even more recently, 5.0.2. This is the reason OEMs like HTC (and even Motorola) were forced to wait on updating their devices, lest the push out buggy code and hamper the user experience for their customers. That simply wasn’t an option.
Now that Google has addressed most of the major bugs in Lollipop and polished it up a bit, expect more OEMs to push out an update to their devices in the near future.