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HTC One M9 Android 5.1 Update: What You Need to Know



As the summer months continue more and more manufacturers are busy delivering the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop update, and that includes HTC. Over the past month we’ve seen a lot of progress from HTC, and they’ve begun delivering Android 5.1 Lollipop for the new One M9. Here’s what owners need to know.

The HTC One M9 was released in early April running Android 5.0 Lollipop, and has since received a few maintenance updates aimed at fixing features, improving the camera and more, but no Android 5.1 Lollipop. While Samsung and LG have been busy pushing out Android 5.1 and Android 5.1.1, we’ve yet to hear from HTC, until two weeks ago.

Read: 39 HTC One M9 Tips & Tricks

It appears that July will be the month HTC delivers the highly anticipated bug fixing update to its latest device. In June the HTC One M9 Android 5.1 Lollipop update leaked to the press, and a few custom ROM’s were released with all of the changes and new features. However, for the millions of regular owners that are waiting for the upgrade, today we have more good news for those on AT&T, and other carriers.

In April during the first week of the HTC One M9 release a major software update arrived, then another in May was delivered to improve the camera and extend battery life. However, with Android 5.1 Lollipop a lot more is coming.

Since being released the HTC One M9, along with many other smartphones from other manufacturers, has been riddled with small issues due to problems in the original Android 5.0 Lollipop release. Google quickly pushed out multiple updates, including a huge boost to Android 5.1 and then again with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Read: Android 5.1 vs Android 5.0 Lollipop: What’s New

The update to Android 5.1 and Android 5.1.1 fixed tons of problems that were plaguing all users. Mainly the memory leak problem that was causing apps to slow, freeze and eventually crash. Not to mention tweaks the the notification pulldown bar, quick settings, quick toggles, do not disturb and volume controls, general security enhancements and bug fixes.

With Android 5.1 Google made tons of changes, all of which users with the HTC One M9 have been patiently waiting for. Along with those HTC has made some significant changes as well, which we’ll detail in the slideshow below. Continue on for everything you need to know about the HTC One M9 Android 5.1 Lollipop update.

HTC One M9 Android 5.1 Update

HTC One M9 Android 5.1 Update

The update to Android 5.1 Lollipop for the HTC One M9 (and M8) wil bring plenty of changes on top of Google's fixes and improvements. Shown in the image above HTC has improved the Sense user interface, added multi-user support (if carriers don't remove it), the ability to tweak the color temperature of the phone’s display and made the theme engine more powerful. Not to mention battery and stability improvements, as well as some other small user interface changes.

Mo Versi, an HTC employee has also mentioned multiple times that this update, for all variants and carriers, will once again look to further refine and improve the 20 megapixel camera on the HTC One M9.



  1. Lance

    07/14/2015 at 3:20 pm

    I asked Mo on Twitter today about the Verizon update and he replied the 20th as well

  2. Denard Jacox Jr

    07/15/2015 at 11:41 am

    why have the carriers removed the multi user support?

  3. Mitch Thompson

    07/21/2015 at 11:39 am

    My wife has tried several times to do the update (AT&T version). Hers is evidently one of the few who fail to update because of a missing file.

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