If you are a subscriber to the T-Mobile phone carrier network and own the HTC One M8 flagship smartphone it’s time to look out for a new system notification which will update your device to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop version of Android. Lollipop has arrived for devices since late last year and it’s finally starting to do the round on the HTC handsets which were held up because of the Sense 6.0 UI.
Just like all other over the air updates, the new Lollipop build for the T-Mobile M8 is coming in stages. There’s no button combination that changes the results for it arriving on your display. Moreover, there’s no use changing the clock to try and trick the manufacturer. It’s all happening on their end and using a code that’s a combination of your name, details, date of purchase and more. You can view the confirmation by the official HTC USA twitter stream here. There is no official build number for the release given in the statement.
The official Android 5.0 Lollipop software update comes with a bunch of features for all devices including the M8 by T-Mobile. They include a new material design user interface, Sense 6 enhancements, material design in the application drawer, Android RunTime overtaking Dalvik, Android Beam, camera updates to features, security enhancements, device sharing, screen pinning, new lock screen notification including a do not disturb feature, additional smart notifications and more.
One of the standout features is the new battery settings and battery saver mode. Once users activate the special mode you can save as much as 90 minutes on your battery life compared to the older operating system you were using such as Android KitKat. Furthermore, the new software includes features which tell users an estimated time left before charging must kick in. Likewise, it tells you how long is left until your device is ready for use in your hands and off the charger once it’s down.
The notification for 5.0 Lollipop can take days or even weeks until it finds all owners because it’s such as large roll out. When you see it available on the devices display, you should choose to accept or deny the installation. If you turn it down you can navigate to the Settings > About Device > Software Update and tap to install the file from there.
Those subscribers who prefer erring on the side of caution can back up the current data using the built-in backup feature. Alternatively, you should check out some of the third-party application available from the Google Play store for your convenience. We love hearing what you have to say. Are you up and running on the latest software version? Are you enjoying it so far? Have your say below in the comments.