HTC promised to update its flagships within 90 days of receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop source code from Google, released November 3rd. That makes the beginning of February the self-imposed deadline for HTC to deliver, but it seems that the flagship One M8 will do one better even.
On a closed London event HTC has confirmed that it will start rolling-out the Lollipop update January 3rd, and several other sources have corroborated the claim, it seems, adding HTC One to the mix, too.
With a brand new, 64-bit Lollipop should come a brand new Material Design-inspired HTC Sense interface. Right, said HTC, and rolled up its sleeves. What you are seeing above, are purported screenshots from a test HTC One M8 running a Lollipop build, with the eventual new HTC Sense interface. All that jazz, together with the improved notification system and other new Lollipop features will be hitting your HTC flagship less than a month from now, if this report holds water.
Latest reports from Google, confirming that the first Android 5.0 Lollipop over-the-air updates is coming to Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 7 (2013 Wi-Fi) and Nexus 10 devices only, and it will start rolling-out on November,3rd.
The Rest of the devices Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013 LTE) will get the same Lollipop OTA update later on November as well, but because radio and carriers variants takes more time on testing than the regular Wi-Fi only devices.
In both cases all the Nexus family will get the Android 5.0 during November starting with the Wi-Fi only tablets on the third day of the month. Check out what's New on Android 5.0 Lollipop!
Sony seems to be following Samsung on revealing a New Flag-ship phone and in the day too. Samsung already announced that it be releasing the Galaxy Note 4 on Sept,3 IFA event. Today, Sony is also announcing a Exclusive Unveiling Event for a new flagship device, which is the Xperia Z3 of course, Sony picked the same date as Samsung which is September,3rd.
Sony's invitation simply says "You are invited to the IFA 2014 Sony press conference and exclusive booth unveiling", and, how thoughtful of Sony, the event is set to start at 4:15pm local time. The invitation further hints at the products to be announced at the event with a collage of product pictures.
We all still waiting for the final version of the Android 5.0 Lollipop to be released, so that manufactures can start preparing for their OTA updates.
Today, Google officially announced that "Android Lollipop Day" is November,3rd... This day will be the day we see the official Final version of the Android 5.0 Lollipop Images. Google announced that via an Email to Google developers:
Starting November 3rd, Nexus 9 will be the first device available to consumers that will run Android 5.0. Therefore, it is a great time to publish on Google Play, once you've updated and tested your app. Even if your apps target earlier versions of Android, take a few moments to test them on the Android 5.0 system images, and publish any updates needed in advance of the Android 5.0 rollout.
Tomorrow (November,3rd) is the Big Day... "Android Lollipop Day", Google is reported to release the official Android 5.0 Lollipop version... Lollipop will be finally our of BETA. Google will also seeding out Lollipop OTA updates to Wi-Fi only Nexus Devices, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 and Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi only.
Other Nexus devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2013 3G) will get Lollipop OTA update by the End of this month (November). The Final Official Android 5.0 Lollipop (API 21) will pack some bug fixes, performance improvements and may be even some new features that Google kept to the final release.
It's all Coming Tomorrow, Let's wait and see!