The launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop has proven to be a complete contradiction among OEMs. Google is usually very timely at launching the update to its Nexus and Google Play lineup, but this time, even though Lollipop is probably one of the most dramatic overhauls we’ve seen come to Android, third party OEMs like Motorolaand LG have done a better job at providing support for existing flagships. HTC is one of the companies that has done a fantastic job pushing newer versions of Android to its flagship smartphones, but this time, it seems the company is working at a faster pace.
If you remember, HTC promised that it would launch Android 5.0 Lollipop to its HTC One M8 flagship in the next 90 days after launch. If you do the math, from November 3rd that Lollipop became available to OEMs, that would mean we wouldn’t see the update until February. New reports claim that HTC provided new information on the matter in a closed event in London, and within the details mentioned, the company is committing to a launch as early as January 3rd when many of us are packing to arrive at CES in Las Vegas.
Whether this happens or not is hard to predict, and sure, we could be hard on HTC for how long it took for the company to bring Lollipop to its Google Play Edition One M8. That said, we’ve seen some interesting leaks of Sense running on top of Lollipop, and that might give this leak some credibility.