HTC One M9 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop not a go just yet; Android 5.1 update heads to Verizon devices


For the users of HTC One M9 who signed a contract from Verizon can now avail of the operating system, “Android 5.1 Lollipop” through downloads however the newest Android 5.1.1 has not given the green light yet.

HTC Vice President of Product Management Mo Versi took it to Twitter to let users know about the download saying, “HTC One (M9) Verizon customers! Received approval for L5.1 which will OTA out tomorrow. Includes Stagefright fix, Band 3 & 7 enabled roaming.”

According to Android Pit, Stagefright received comments from users encountering some problems recently. Reports claim that the issue has put many users on alert since the bug can potentially hack and takeover one’s phone by simply sending MMS. When the video has been transferred to the device, it exploits the device multimedia playback tool using a malware code. Even if the user does not open the message, built-in Hangout apps automatically processes the file and make them available on the Gallery.

Out of the box, the smartphone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, but users may have the update for One M9 through two options first is to wait for the automatic over-the-air update while the second one is to manually check for the Settings Menu then choose About, Software Updates and finally, Check Now. The download let you choose between the manufacturer’s website and HTC. It is advised that the phone is connected to wi-fi since the update is big and will probably consume a lot of battery life.

Moreover, HTC senior global online communications manager Jeff Gordon previously announced that Android Marshmallow OS codenamed “Android M” has an imminent arrival, “Good news! The HTC One M9 and M9+ will be updated to Android M, with more devices to be announced soon,” he tweeted.

Neurogadget reports that the previous upgrade done with HTC One M9 is the integration of Sense 7 UI software. The report added that if the smartphone gets the Android 5.1.1, there is a possibility that it will come out before Android M.