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HTC seemingly backtracks on word that older One (M7) would not get newer Android updates

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Mar 2015 21:46

HTC seemingly backtracks on word that older One (M7) would not get newer Android updates Last week, HTC broke the news that their old HTC One M7 phone would not get the update to Android 5.1 unless you had the Google Play Edition.
The decision was not too surprising since HTC guarantees Android updates for just the first two years of a device's life, but there were still a large amount of M7 owners who were saddened at the news.

When the phone launched in 2013, it started with Android 4.1.2 and currently runs Lollipop 5.0, which is a lot more than can be said for other devices released in the last two years.

HTC's Mo Versi did change his tune a bit after the backlash, explaining "I heard you all on M7 5.1 for Carrier versions. Many of the fixes are already in our current SW, but understand your concerns. Stay tuned."

That's not a guarantee the phone will get the update, but it's better than nothing.


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