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It’s time you thought about dumping your HTC One M7 now

We’re pretty impressed with HTC’s quick software updates and 2-year guarantees. But what happens when your old HTC One M7 completes 24 months of being on the market? Well, manufacturers usually continue to offer new firmware for as long as the hardware used is supported, but not the Taiwanese company has it will not be issuing any new major releases for the handset in question.

HTC’s Mo Versi revealed via Twitter that the HTC One M7 will not be getting the push to Android 5.1 Lollipop despite the OS being a small upgrade to version 5.0 which is already out for the handset. However, the case isn’t the same for the Google Play edition model as the device will see the new enhancements arrive next month.

HTC One M7

HTC notes that it plans to release the update early April, that’s if it meets its target. Google will probably continue supporting the GPe devices through 2015, so it will not be long before the other version is left in the dark as well.

Also read: HTC confirms 64GB One M9 model, also discloses price and release date

As mentioned above, the One M7 is already on Android 5.0 Lollipop which brings along various new enhancements. What’s disappointing is that a lot of bug fixes and improvements are onboard version 5.1 and owners will be left out. If that’s not enough, there’s a good chance that the new Sense 7 UI will not be made available for the phone too.

HTC One M7 specs recap:

– Android 5.0 Lollipop
– 4.7-inch 1080p FHD display
– 2GB RAM, 32GB storage
– 1.7GHz quad core Snapdragon 600 processor
– UltraPixel rear camera, 2.1MP front shooter
– 2300mAh battery

Just so you know, when HTC said it would provide updates for at least 2 years for the One M7, it’s from an OS standpoint, which it has already fulfilled for the handset.


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