At the beginning of this month we received word that the original HTC One (M7) Android 5.0 Lollipop update was ready to start rolling out to users in the United States, and while it has already arrived for some, today we have more good news. While most of the focus has been on the newer HTC One M8 as of late, today the AT&T HTC One (M7) is getting Android 5.0 Lollipop.
We’ve seen Android 5.0 Lollipop updates arrive for the Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, LG G3 and more, and now the original HTC One (M7) from 2013 is up next. HTC themselves confirmed it’s rolling out in Europe a few weeks back, and recently T-Mobile announced it’s headed to the United States.
Last year HTC confirmed many of its popular and most recent Android smartphones would receive an upgrade to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update, and it’s slowly but surely hitting more original HTC One handsets. HTC is busy pushing the update out for both the original One (M7) as well as the newer HTC One M8. At the same time, the new HTC One M9 hits carrier shelves on April 10th.
Back in January HTC admitted that they wouldn’t meet their initial goal of rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to all HTC One owners within 90 days of the Lollipop release date, which was February 3rd. Then a few days later the Sprint HTC One (M7) Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update started, and since then many users have been waiting for good news.
However, another HTC One Android 5.0 update has started today, and it’s in the United States. The AT&T HTC One (M7) Android 5.0 Lollipop update has received technical approval, and is rolling out over-the-air to all owners starting today, and will continue all week.
In the usual and very appreciated HTC fashion, HTC’s own Mo Versi posted a few details over on Twitter, letting all owners with the AT&T version know that it’s on the way and should be arriving today, or soon.
AT&T HTC One (M7) Owners! Great news, we've received technical approval on Lollipop OS. OTA will start tomorrow. Thank you for your patience
— Mo Versi (@moversi) March 30, 2015
Yesterday he confirmed that the AT&T HTC One M7 Android 5.0 update would start today, March 31st, and we’re now hearing from select owners that it has indeed started to arrive. Owners can expect lots of great changes, enhancements, and new features.
AT&T has confirmed some owners will see a small Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, then the bigger Android 5.0 Lollipop update right behind it. Meaning you should probably update over WiFi, and have a full battery to complete the process.
Google’s Material Design user interface changes have been added to HTC Sense UI 6.0, which will be on board with the Android 5.0 update once it arrives for all. We’ve already seen plenty of this one the HTC One M8, and a new Sense UI 7 from the HTC One M9 could come to the original HTC One, at least parts of it. Users can expect plenty of changes, a better visual experience and lockscreen controls, new notification pulldown bar and much more.
It’s worth noting that while the Android 5.0 Lollipop update is an excellent change that delivers a fresh new look, lively animations, and tons of new features, we’ve heard quite a few complaints over the update. Users with the HTC One M8 have been frustrated over multiple problems, but hopefully most of those don’t plague the original HTC One getting the update today.
This is good news for original HTC One owners, as they’ve been patiently waiting for the update to arrive. However, Google recently announced Android 5.1 Lollipop with tons of fixes and stability improvements to 5.0, so another update is likely already under way and should hopefully be here in the next few months. Initial reports claimed HTC would not push 5.1 to the original HTC One (M7) but we’re now hearing that update could come later this year. Stay tuned, and drop a comment below when your One M7 gets Android 5.0 Lollipop.