Yesterday HTC announced that starting today the HTC One M9 would start receiving the Lollipop 5.1 update via an OTA (Over-the-air) update starting today. It looks like they have kept to their word. Users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa have started receiving the update to their devices and all the benefits of the latest version of Android. It’s good news for owners of the device as it brings them inline with the North America which has already seen the Lollipop rollout start.
The update to Lollipop for the HTC One M9 is a big one at over 880MB so you will need to make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi before the update will download to your device. Once you do receive the OTA update, it will take anywhere from 10-15 minutes to install and restart your phone so plan accordingly.
As for what is in the HTC One M9’s version of Lollipop, it is pretty much standard fare. You will see overall performance improvements and improvements around the camera which is somewhat
been across the board for Lollipop updates. HTC points out that they have made improvements around the battery charging time of the device with this update as well. That means that you should see an improvement around the amount of time it takes to charge your device.
The Lollipop update for the HTC One M9 in EMEA is rolling out so if you haven’t seen it on your phone just yet, give it time. It will get to you eventually but you can always check for the update manually by going to Settings>About Phone>System Updates.
Given that yesterday I posted on the adoption rate of Lollipop, it’s great to see another device getting the latest version of Android for both consumers as well as developers.