Original HTC One won't get Android 5.1 or future versions

19 March, 2015

Now that Google has made Android 5.1 Lollipop official (and it's even started rolling out to some, but not all Nexus devices), you may be wondering when your particular smartphone will get it.

Yet if you own an original HTC One (M7), we have some bad news. This handset will apparently not be receiving any more major Android updates from this point forward. Not even Android 5.1.

This information comes from Mo Versi, HTC's VP of Product Management, so it's as official as can be. The HTC One did get updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, so the new UI is in there already. But the many bug fixes and subtle improvements brought about by Android 5.1 won't ever officially be available for this smartphone, unfortunately.

All of the above applies to the widely available version of the One which comes with HTC's own Sense UI on top. But the Google Play Edition of the device will in fact receive the newest Lollipop build, with a rollout supposed to commence in early April.

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Reader comments

  • jimboyskie

Lollipop 5.0 for HTC One M7 now available in the Philippines

  • Anonymous

yes, you can indeed

  • AnonD-369982

I think it's disgraceful that m7 won't get 5.1, quick to update to lollipop but won't update to get rid of bugs, shocking, s6 edge here I come!!