The Android 5.0 update for the HTC One Google Play edition has been delayed again, leaving frustrated users longing for a lick of the Lollipop.
Android 5.0 AKA Lollipop was supposed to roll out to users of the HTC One (M7 & M8) Google Play editions back at the beginning of November, but the software update was apparently refused approval by Google. That meant HTC was forced to go back and make changes to the software, to ensure that it was up to scratch before finally beaming it out to patient users.
Fast forward a month and we’re back in the same spot, except this time Google is reportedly too busy to run its eye over the tweaks made by HTC’s software engineers, leaving end users flapping in the wind again, unsure of when they’ll actually get some tasty Lollipop action.
HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, Mo Versi, confirmed the new delay on Twitter, after being asked for information on the update by another user.
Versi stated that Google wouldn’t be approving the update due to their ‘current workload’, though he stated that it was expected to come soon.
@arhamjamal Google has not provided TA this evening due to their current workload. I’m expecting it to come soon.
— Mo (@moversi) December 2, 2014
Quite how soon remains to be seen, although worryingly it’s been suggested that the update won’t hit phones until early 2015 now, which, if true, would make it four months overdue.
While it’s reassuring to hear of Google’s diligence in dealing with updates and their approval, ensuring that everything is perfect before offering a thumbs-up, it would be nice to see some time made for users who have spent their hard-earned money on Google Play edition devices. After all, many of those who chose the devices did so to in the hope that their software would be up to date quickly.