If you happen to own HTC’s One Max phablet we have good news for you. Numerous owners are reporting that the HTC One Max Android 5.0 Lollipop update is now being pushed to them. HTC failed to make an official statement regarding the One Max Lollipop update, but according to several Twitter and XDA Developers users the new firmware is currently rolling out in parts of Europe and Asia.
Just like any other software update, the HTC One Max Android 5.0 Lollipop update is being pushed to users in phases, meaning that the ETA may vary with region and carrier. For the time being the update is seeded in Poland, Czech Republic, France, and Taiwan. Anyway, expect the roll out to spread to more territories over the next few weeks. Usually, when the new firmware is ready to hit your device a message letting you know that a software update is pending should appear in the notifications panel. Tap on it, choose ‘Download’, wait until the download is completed, then select ‘Install now’. Your phone should reboot and install the update. In case the system update notification failed to appear, you would also want to check for it manually under Settings > About phone > Software update > Check now.
It appears that the new software update has ROM version 4.13.401.7 and a size of 760 MB. We are recommending you to download the update file using a Wi-Fi connection in order to avoid unwanted data charges.
As you may already know, Lollipop is the biggest update Android has received to date. It’s even bigger than the jump from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich. The new update brings a new design philosophy called Material Design which revolves around more vivid colors, fluid transitions, floating elements, and realistic 3D effects and shadows, introduces support for lock screen notifications with the ability to set individual privacy and priority levels for apps, Android Runtime for in-app performance boosts, multi-user support for phones with Guest Mode, Screen Pinning (lock the phone to a single app), Smart Lock (removes lock screen security when in a trusted place or connected to a trusted Bluetooth device), dynamic status bar, redesigned Notifications Panel and Quick Settings, search functionality within the Settings app, improved battery stats, native batter saver mode, and more.
I remind you that in the US, HTC One Max was sold though AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. For the time being there’s no information on when the HTC One Max Android 5.0 Lollipop update will arrive at the US-based carriers.
Are there any One Max owners reading this? Have you received the Lollipop update on your phone? If so, please let us know in comments.