“Android smartphones in a same cost rope customarily sell about 200,000 units, though Android One numbers have been half to one-third of those,” an attention tracker wakeful of a total sales total of a 3 companies told ETon condition of anonymity.

Micromax sells a Canvas A1 Android One smartphone by Amazon, Karbonn offers Sparkle V by Snapdeal and Spice sells Dream Uno smartphone by Flipkart. The 3 online retailers declined to yield sales numbers.

According to an researcher who marks a handset segment, notwithstanding a lot of income spent on marketing, a Android One debate didn’t “effectively communicate how this device and a handling complement that offering Google Services like Maps and Google Now, was different.” He combined that shortcomings such as a inability to take cinema but adding an outmost label to a inclination might have also hurt.

However, executives during Micromax, Karbonn and Spice contend their inclination are doing well, and in some cases, direct was outstripping supply.

Karbonn, a third-largest smartphone businessman in India, pronounced it had managed to emanate “excitement” among intensity business by a online launch and a device is now removing a “very good response” with a accessibility on offline channels from final week. It skeleton to launch a subsequent Android One device by finish of this year or early subsequent year.

Nitin Mathur, co-founder of mobile phone investigate site 91Mobiles.com, pronounced Android One had generated extensive seductiveness among smartphone buyers.

“Since Sep 15, when Android One inclination were launched, approximately 100,000 people have searched for Android One inclination on 91mobiles, 75% of these searches are for a Micromax Canvas A1,” he said. In a same period, about 170,000 people searched for Samsung Galaxy Core 2 and 160,000 people searched for Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S.

Micromax, Karbonn and Spice did not share their particular sales numbers. A Google orator pronounced usually that Micromax’s Canvas A1 was a tip device in a mobile phone difficulty on Amazon and a black colour indication has been sole out.

Android One is a programme that promises a abounding smartphone knowledge on low-cost devices. Google sets a smallest standards on hardware and program to be used by handset makers. By determining hardware and software, same to what Apple does, Google aims to move user knowledge found on high-end smartphones to a affordable finish of a device spectrum.

Finbarr Moynihan, ubiquitous manager for general corporate sales during Mediatek, a chipset builder Google tied adult with for a launch, pronounced device sales are on lane to accommodate 2 million units for 2014.

Lollipop offers a many poignant constructional and visible changes in a story of Android

The newly launched Galaxy Note 4 could get a Android 5.0 Lollipop refurbish soon. Through a Tweet, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) teased a latest Android OS for a Galaxy Note 4 phablet. The twitter shows a Note 4 with lollipops on a arrangement and around a device. Along with a image, a Korean association said, “#GALAXYNote4 Quad HD Super AMOLED arrangement is flattering sweet.”

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Galaxy Note 4 to get Lollipop in late Nov or early December

The Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 are Samsung’s flagship devices. So, they will many expected be a initial smartphones from a Korean company’s fast to get a update. However, Samsung hasn’t done anything central yet. The wiring hulk doesn’t have a good lane record in providing timely Android updates to a phones.

Android Lollipop will arrive with Google’s Nexus devices next month. SamMobile pronounced that a Lollipop refurbish for Galaxy Note 4 will arrive in late Nov or early December. Sony, HTC and Motorola have already announced their plans to ascent some of their phones to Lollipop. Motorola’s Moto X, Moto G, Moto E, Droid Ultra and Droid Mini will support Lollipop in a future.

HTC noted that a HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 will get a refurbish flattering soon. Meanwhile, Sony’s whole Xperia Z array will accept a Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The Z Ultra Google Play book inclination will be Sony’s initial phones to get a update. The Z3 and Z2 array will accept a Lollipop refurbish in early 2015. Notably, Lollipop offers a many poignant constructional and visible changes in a story of Android.

Galaxy Note 4 good, though iPhone 6 Plus sales are strong

Samsung launched a Galaxy Note 4 in a U.S. final week. The association hopes that a phablet with steel surrounding and an softened S Pen Stylus will assistance to quell a disappearing sales. The device has perceived mostly favorable reviews. However, analysts trust that Galaxy Note 4’s pattern renovate might not be enough, given Apple has entered a phablet difficulty with a iPhone 6 Plus. Earlier this month, Samsung warned that a July-September entertain increase would decrease 60% from a prior year to only 4.1 trillion won ($3.8 billion), especially due to debility in a smartphone business.

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One of a unique things about Android is that users can simply collect it detached and reinstate critical facilities with apps done by companies other than Google. In a bid to inspire worker tinkering Microsoft might have usually stumbled into what could be a best Android close shade app available.

To be clear, Microsoft isn’t actively operative to mishandle a Android knowledge with a possess – during slightest not on a large scale. Next Lock Screen is one of a Android mobile apps to come out of a Microsoft Garage. Microsoft Garage isn’t so many a product organisation as it is a place for association employees to tinker with mobile apps in their giveaway time.

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Next Lock Screen is good since it turns a close shade into a capability apparatus it should be. A swiping gesticulate lets users fast and simply get to a Android dialer and a quarrel of app shortcuts concede Next Lock Screen users to simply launch opposite apps. Important calendar equipment are always accessible and some apps are even flush on a close shade formed on user’s location. Backgrounds on a close shade indeed change depending on location. Toggles for Bluetooth and some-more are flush right there on a close shade too. Next Lock Screen is accessible giveaway in a Google Play Store now.

There are tons of other apps being done accessible by Microsoft Garage. For example, Torgue is a approach for Android Wear users to reinstate a “Ok, Google” voice authority with Bing voice hunt by usually rambling their wrist. To be clear, Microsoft isn’t focusing a efforts on Android. The Microsoft Garage has apps for Apple’s iPhone and a possess Windows handling complement too. Journeys Notes is an Android usually app that lets users check-in during traveller destinations and leave records for other app users formed on plcae information.

The takeaway from this is unequivocally that – during slightest on a aspect – Microsoft is experimenting with other products in a mobile space. As Windows Phone continues to route other smartphone platforms, this is key.

Users like to consider that a Microsoft’s attribute to Android is a same as Apple’s, though that’s not a box during all. Apple is committed to not building apps and enhancing a platforms of rivals. It’s one reason we’ve never seen an iTunes app for Android. Microsoft underneath former CEO Steve Ballmer and new CEO Satya Nadella doesn’t share Apple’s contempt for other’s platforms.

Most of Microsoft’s core products have apps on Android on a iPhone. OneNote, a company’s note-taking focus and aspirant to Evernote, is accessible on both Android and iPhone. So too is Office Mobile, a smartphone centric chronicle of a Desktop capability apartment that millions of Mac and PC users live in any day. This new Microsoft has a two-pronged plan to users. If it can’t remonstrate them to switch to a possess handling systems and platforms, it’s ideally happy creation a services accessible to users on opposition platforms.

In many cases a association does it for free, though embraces freemium models where it creates sense. For example, Office for iPhone iPad is giveaway for everybody to download, though some facilities requires that users squeeze an Office 365 subscription. Office 365 costs $99.99 a year or as small as $6.99 a month.

Read: What is Office 365: 3 Things You Need to Know

Next Lock Screen and Torque for inclination using Google’s Android Wear handling complement are totally giveaway for users to download from a Google Play Store. In fact, any one of a apps accessible by Microsoft Garage are totally giveaway for users to download either they’re for Windows, Windows Phone, a iPhone or Android.

 

Google is revelation developers to step on it if they wish their apps prepared for a Nov 3 recover of Android Lollipop.

It’s a initial specific date we’ve heard, that means a newest season of Android will start attack a travel in reduction than dual weeks. The Nexus 9 preorders start shipping on that same date as well. Though as is mostly a box with preorders, they might uncover adult on some people’s doorsteps early.

With Lollipop so close, Google is kindly whinging programmers in a Google Play Developer Console (pictured) to squeeze a latest recover of Android and get cracking. They can already upload apps and report them for recover when Lollipop goes live.

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Google wants developers to finish tinkering and get their apps prepared to go in a Play Store.

This isn’t a pledge that your device will get Lollipop on Nov 3, though during slightest we know when a rollout will start. Expect Nexus inclination to get it first, with others manufacturers planning to follow suit.  Manufacturers like HTC have betrothed some phones (like a One M8 and M7) will get an refurbish within 90 days of a central release—this would be a date to start a clock. Software updates mostly have to be tested by carriers before they’re released, too.

Why this matters: It’s one thing to get Android 5.0 Lollipop out a door, it’s utterly another to get a rest of a ecosystem ready. Lollipop is a poignant rewrite of how Android looks and performs, so it will be rather musty if third-party apps demeanour like they don’t belong.

Google is nudging developers to refurbish their apps so a transition to Lollipop is a well-spoken one, that won’t occur if all of a remarkable Android owners can’t get their favorite apps to work properly.

NEW DELHI: Just over a month after Google launched smartphones underneath a Android One beginning in partnership with internal handset makers Micromax, Karbonn and Spice, trade watchers advise that sales haven’t been encouraging. However, a companies competition a claim, even as they start charity a inclination by offline retailers.

The world’s many renouned hunt engine brought out 3 models in a Rs 6,299 toRs 6,499 cost rope on Sep 15, accessible customarily online, as partial of a beginning to bond a subsequent 5 billion people by a Internet and smartphones.

“Android smartphones in a same cost rope customarily sell about 200,000 units, though Android One numbers have been half to one-third of those,” an attention tracker wakeful of a total sales total of a 3 companies told ETon condition of anonymity.

Micromax sells a Canvas A1 Android One smartphone by Amazon, Karbonn offers Sparkle V by Snapdeal and Spice sells Dream Uno smartphone by Flipkart. The 3 online retailers declined to yield sales numbers.

According to an researcher who marks a handset segment, notwithstanding a lot of income spent on marketing, a Android One debate didn’t “effectively communicate how this device and a handling complement that offering Google Services like Maps and Google Now, was different.” He combined that shortcomings such as a inability to take cinema but adding an outmost label to a inclination might have also hurt.

However, executives during Micromax, Karbonn and Spice contend their inclination are doing well, and in some cases, direct was outstripping supply.

Karbonn, a third-largest smartphone businessman in India, pronounced it had managed to emanate “excitement” among intensity business by a online launch and a device is now removing a “very good response” with a accessibility on offline channels from final week. It skeleton to launch a subsequent Android One device by finish of this year or early subsequent year.

Nitin Mathur, co-founder of mobile phone investigate site 91Mobiles.com, pronounced Android One had generated extensive seductiveness among smartphone buyers.

“Since Sep 15, when Android One inclination were launched, approximately 100,000 people have searched for Android One inclination on 91mobiles, 75% of these searches are for a Micromax Canvas A1,” he said. In a same period, about 170,000 people searched for Samsung Galaxy Core 2 and 160,000 people searched for Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S.

Micromax, Karbonn and Spice did not share their particular sales numbers. A Google orator pronounced customarily that Micromax’s Canvas A1 was a tip device in a mobile phone difficulty on Amazon and a black colour indication has been sole out.

Android One is a programme that promises a abounding smartphone knowledge on low-cost devices. Google sets a smallest standards on hardware and program to be used by handset makers. By determining hardware and software, same to what Apple does, Google aims to move user knowledge found on high-end smartphones to a affordable finish of a device spectrum.

Finbarr Moynihan, ubiquitous manager for general corporate sales during Mediatek, a chipset builder Google tied adult with for a launch, pronounced device sales are on lane to accommodate 2 million units for 2014.

Among a many facilities on a Android handling system, some of a cutest are positively a dark mascots that can be found on many versions. They’re easy adequate to access:A user need usually go to System settings About Phone, afterwards daub a Android chronicle on a device using Android 2.3 or higher, and an picture styled according to a version’s nickname will appear.

More new versions, starting with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, embody charcterised and interactive images. A few some-more taps or swipes on a shade prompt a relocating picture to appear.

Google has named many of a complement versions on Android alphabetically according to dessert names. So distant there is Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, and final week Google introduced Android Lollipop. Take a demeanour during all of a Android Easter eggs that have expelled so far.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Android 2.3 was a initial handling complement to underline an Easter egg. The still picture is a portrayal called “Zombie Art” drawn by Jack Larson, that facilities a zombie gingerbread man, an preoccupied Android and several zombies holding what seem to be mobile phones.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Honeycomb is particularly a initial and usually Android handling complement grown generally for tablets. After Android 3.0, systems were grown to work on both tablets and smartphones. Honeycomb is also a usually codenamed OS chronicle that isn’t accurately a food. Its Easter egg also reflects this by featuring an picture of a blue Android honeybee, yet there is a honeycomb in a background.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Android 4.0 contains a initial interactive Easter egg. Upon drumming a Android chronicle number, a small “Nyan Droid,” appears on tip of a home screen. The Nyan Droid is an Android drudge wearing an Ice Cream Sandwich, most like a Nyancat meme of a pixelated cat wearing a toaster pastry. Pressing one finger down on a shade afterwards enlarges a Nyan Droid. Finally, dire a finger down once some-more causes several Nyan Droids to forever fly opposite a screen.

Android 4.1-4.3 Jellybean

The Jellybean Easter Egg is also interactive, and has a few some-more nuances than a prior version. The Easter egg initial reveals a ridicule red jellybean alongside a complement chronicle number. Swiping a finger adult and down a shade will afterwards activate a interactive of several jellybeans forever floating opposite a screen. Users can afterwards crack a jellybeans away, though it is unfit to totally transparent a screen.

Android 4.4 KitKat

The KitKat Easter egg also incorporates a comparison Android mascots. Accessing a Easter egg brings users to a shade with a K, that spins as it is pressed. Long-pressing a K will move users to a shade with a Android 4.4 name stylized in KitKat branding. Long-pressing this shade will move users to a tiled shade filled with images of all a Android mascots.  

Android 5.0 Lollipop

The Android Lollipop Easter egg is some-more than only a dark feature; it is also a game. The Easter egg takes cues from a barbarous Flappy Bird diversion that took a mobile Web by charge final year. Accessing a Easter egg brings users to a shade with a lollipop, that changes colors as a lollipop is tapped. Long-pressing a lollipop will move users to a Flappy Bird character game, that facilities a little Android that users have to beam by a linear lollipop maze, most like a genuine game. Those who have played a diversion contend it is intensely hard. Many early adopters are still extraordinary as to what happens if we strech a high score, i.e., removing some-more than one or dual points. 

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop is about to be expelled on a just-announced Motorola Nexus 6 and HTC Nexus 9. Here’s a demeanour during what smartphones can also pattern to get a ambience of Lollipop in a future.
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Android fans have been conference a lot about Android 5.0 Lollipop, a latest and biggest chronicle of Google‘s mobile OS. Here’s the latest information on what smartphones will accept an ascent and when to pattern it.

When Google denounced a subsequent vital chronicle of Android during Google I/O in June, a user interface of a OS took on a some-more prosaic entrance and a some-more one demeanour opposite all of Google‘s services, that embody Android, Chrome OS, Android Wear, web, and more. The pattern denunciation is called “Material Design” and it’s the many poignant refurbish to a demeanour of Android given a recover of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in 2011, that also one a OS’ entrance on smartphones and tablets.

Android 5.0 Lollipop introduces an softened presentation complement with “heads up” notifications that can be displayed as banners, grouped by app, noticed on a close shade as cards, and as movement buttons. Google has given Android’s multitasking UI an update, that is now displayed as 3D cards that can be cycled by quick by a user. Lollipop now has a identical do-not-disturb feature Apple introduced in iOS 6 in 2014, designed to concede users to overpower calls, alerts, and notifications during scheduled times or with a crack of a switch. Battery life will also be softened interjection to “Project Volta,” Google’s commencement to urge battery life, and users can guard battery expenditure by apps.

Google is also anticipating that Android 5.0 Lollipop puts an finish to a dreaded “Android fragmentation” emanate that Android users are all too informed with. The new OS should make it easier for manufacturers to ascent stream inclination to Android 5.0.

Here’s the latest on that smartphones are approaching to accept a Lollipop refurbish by manufacturer.

Google has already reliable that Android 5.0 Lollipop will boat with a just-announced Motorola Nexus 6 phablet and an OTA (over a air) refurbish will be expelled for a Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 in November.

Motorola announced that Android 5.0 Lollipop would be entrance to a Moto X (1st generation and 2nd generation), Moto G (1st generation and 2nd generation), Moto G with 4G LTE, Verizon Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini in a nearby future.

Samsung hasn’t made any central Lollipop ascent announcements, though a leaked video we recently reported on shows a association is good on a approach to releasing an refurbish for a flagship Galaxy S5. The association recently teased Android 5.0 would be expelled for a new Galaxy Note 4 and there are rumors it will also come to a Note 3 and Galaxy S4 very soon.

HTC took to Twitter to confirm that Android 5.0 would be entrance to a HTC One smartphones “as quick as possible,” and within 90 days. This includes a HTC One M8, One M7, One Mini, One Mini 2, One Max, One E8, One E8 Eye, and presumably some of a Desire smartphones as well.

LG hasn’t made an central announcement, though a widely believed that a flagship LG G3 and G2 will be among a initial of a smartphones to get a ambience of Lollipop.

Sony will recover Android 5.0 Lollipop to a whole Xperia Z smartphone and inscription series, in 2015. The association posted a following message on a site:

“We’ll be creation Sony Mobile’s Android “L” ascent accessible for a whole reward Z series: including Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Sony Z Ultra Google Play book inclination will be initial adult — we’ll be behind with some-more sum on that soon. We’ll start a ascent during commencement of 2015 for a core Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series — stability afterward for all remaining inclination above.”

We’ll keep we posted on any new Android 5.0 Lollipop refurbish news as it happens.

 

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Enhanced lock-screen notifications are though one underline in Android 5.0 Lollipop.
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Formally announced in mid-October, Android 5.0 Lollipop is set to launch with new Nexus inclination on Nov 3.

For business concerned to get their hands on a latest from Google and a hardware partners a subsequent few weeks should infer utterly fun. But, those who recently purchased a handset will also be meddlesome in Android 5.0’s juicy new features. This will be even some-more so if we picked adult a flagship model.

We have gathered a accessible draft that outlines a tip smartphones of 2013-2014 and listed their respective expectations. For a consequence of gripping things simple, we’ll impute to some of these models in a extended clarity and not mangle down particular conduit versions. Just know that even a manufacturers that have betrothed Lollipop have not supposing accurate recover dates.

Note that there are copiousness of other models and variants that should see Android 5.0 in due time. Sony, HTC, and Motorola were all discerning to spell out a wider operation of products that will collect adult Lollipop.

In terms of other phones or tablets, a ubiquitous order tends to be newer and some-more renouned inclination get a refurbish first, followed by carrier-exclusive products. International and unbarred smartphones can infrequently accept new versions weeks forward of those offering by wireless providers.

CNET contacted LG and Samsung for comment, however conjunction had anything to share during this time. We will refurbish a post as new inclination are reliable or start to accept their Lollipop updates. In a meanwhile, we advise following your favorite hardware builder or conduit on amicable media. It’s mostly there that companies will initial endorse updates.

Microsoft is giving some some-more adore to Android with a handful of disdainful apps.

The new Android apps embody a voice control apparatus for Android Wear smartwatches called Bing Torque, a journaling app called Journeys and Notes, and an choice close shade called Next Lock Screen. They’re all accessible giveaway from a Google Play Store.

These aren’t only pointless projects. They’re partial of a revamped beginning within Microsoft that encourages employees to examination in their gangling time. Dubbed Microsoft Garage, a bid was formerly singular to Windows and Office projects, though now Microsoft is branch it into a launch pad for consumer-facing apps on all platforms.

Why this matters: Garage is nonetheless another pointer of Microsoft’s new ethos to welcome opposition height like Android. Company executives have talked about carrying a “challenger mindset ” as Microsoft’s share of altogether computing inclination shrinks, and vouchsafing particular developers recover their own-cross height apps fits in with that genius perfectly. The plan is also an denote that Microsoft wants to recover some-more products to a world—even initial ones—rather than vouchsafing them languish in a lab.

Taking Garage apps for a spin

While it’s enlivening that Microsoft is giving a employees some-more giveaway reign, that doesn’t meant a apps are all prepared for primary time.

Torque, for instance—pictured during top—lets Android Wear users trigger a Bing hunt by flicking their wrists adult and down. While it’s easier to plead than Google’s possess voice commands (activated by drumming a shade or observant “Ok Google”), it doesn’t support phone-based actions like promulgation a content summary or personification music. The wrist control is also examine to random activation, and spasmodic we perceived “Sorry, this is on Windows only” errors for actions that are really supported, such as checking a weather.

Next Lock Screen seems sincerely polished, putting missed calls and arriving appointments on your Android phone’s close shade and vouchsafing we take evident action. The app also includes shortcuts to frequently used apps that change via a day, along with common collection like a flashlight and course lock. It might be useful for users with visit appointments, though some of a functionality will be surplus as Android 5.0 Lollipop brings close shade notifications to a baseline Android experience.

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Next Lock Screen

Journeys and Notes, distinct a other dual apps, isn’t meant to reinstate some core Android functionality. Instead, it’s a approach to take records as we travel, and share those records with other people who are holding identical trips. It sounds neat in theory, though we haven’t been means to get past a loading screen. Other reviewers in a Google Play Store have run into a same problem.

Keep in mind, however, that this is only a start of Microsoft’s new initiative. If Garage is a incubator that Microsoft purports it to be, afterwards hopefully it’ll furnish some honestly useful apps with time.

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop Credit:Android blog | iTech Post

 

Android 5.0 Lollipop is approaching to strike a series of HTC inclination and new information now sum intensity timeframes for several smartphones.

Google has strictly taken a wraps off a latest Android 5.0 Lollipop final week, introducing a new Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player as a launch vehicles for a new handling system.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is approaching to start a tour shortly to existent devices, with a Nexus lineup and a Google Play Edition (GPE) inclination during a tip of a list. Only after a Nexus and GPE lineups get a latest update, a program will be prepared to hurl out to other devices.

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HTC has already announced skeleton to ascent a One M7 and One M8 smartphones to Android 5.0 Lollipop within 90 days of a software’s central release, though offering no timeframe for when other inclination in a lineup will get a same treat.

Trusted tipster LlabTooFeR now claims to have some information on this matter, divulgence intensity timeframes for when other HTC smartphones will get a latest Android 5.0 Lollipop. The tipster points out that a list is not final only yet, and some inclination are still underneath evaluation, that means that all here is theme to change. That said, LlabTooFeR lists a series of HTC inclination set to get Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense and a new HTC EYE experience. Not all facilities in a EYE experience, however, will be accessible on each device.

As expected, a HTC One M7 and One M8 are still a initial in line to get a new Android 5.0 Lollipop. The GPE versions will reportedly get a refurbish in late Nov – December, while a regular, HTC Sense-based models will get a program provide in Jan – February.

The HTC Desire EYE, HTC One M8 Dual SIM, HTC One E8, HTC One E8 Dual SIM, and HTC Butterfly 2 should get a new Android 5.0 Lollipop someday in a Jan – Mar timeframe.

The HTC One Mini 2 and HTC Desire 816, meanwhile, are approaching to get a refurbish in a Mar – Apr timeframe.

Lastly, a HTC One Max, HTC One Mini, and HTC Butterfly S will reportedly get a strike to Android 5.0 Lollipop someday in a Mar – May timeframe.

LlabTooFeR serve reveals that a 64-bit Desire 820 and HTC’s MediaTek-powered inclination are still underneath evaluation, and it stays misleading either they will accept a refurbish or not.