Verizon’s HTC One M8 gets update to Android Lollipop 5.0

HTC is long away from its 90 day deadline of updating all recently launched devices to Lollipop, but it is still keeping to its word of bringing the Android sweetness to its devices, even if it is later than advertised. The latest to receive this blessing is Verizon’s HTC One M8, the smartphone that is getting Android 5.0 today.


HTC One M8


This update will bring about new animations, settings changes, notifications on the lock screen and a different card-based app switcher UI. This update brings band 4 LTE roaming and some new changes to 3-way calling.

The update will roll out in batches, as usual, and you can visit the system menu to try the manual update if you are eager. Below you can check the official Verizon update document:

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  • Lollipop Notification Panel behavior has been adopted
  • Swipe down once for Notifications
  • Swipe down a second time for Quick Settings
  • Toggle Button from KitKat has been replaced by Settings
  • Lollipop Notification style has been adopted The following Sense settings have been removed
  • Security > Enable lock screen widgets
  • Security > Notification Settings
  • Security > Bypass lock screen on wake
  • “Sound” has been changed to “Sound & notification” in Settings
  • Notification light settings have been moved to “Sound & notification”
  • Calendar Picker View offers dropdown capabilities
  • Search function has been added to settings
  • Date & Time settings have been reordered
  • Syncing with new Google Settings and adding in Accessibility
  • Switch Access
  • Color Inversion
  • Color Correction
  • High Contrast Text
  • “Sidetone” will be added as a Call Setting, which provides audible feedback to the caller


  • World Clock Globe has been removed for memory considerations
    • Lollipop supports two styles of Recent Apps – Card View and Grid View
    • Recent App style can be changed in Settings > Layouts
    • The option to share with near field communications (NFC) starting with the Share menu has been added
    • Promotes NFC sharing in the User Interface
    • Band 4 roaming has been enabled
    • Enhancement to 3-way calling feature has been added



    Source: Verizon

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