HTC CEO Peter Chou shows the new HTC One M8 phone during a launch event in New York March 25, 2014.
HTC CEO Peter Chou shows the new HTC One M8 phone during a launch event in New York March 25, 2014. The HTC One M8 has a 5-inch display, slightly larger than its predecessor, as well as improved camera technology, a faster processor and updated software, the company said. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Android 5.0 Lollipop update is finally going to arrive for HTC One M8 users. The Taiwanese tech giant is all set to update the HTC One M8 handsets to Android 5.0 Lollipop in a period of one to two weeks from now.

LlaabTooFeR, a famous leakster who has consistently leaked many HTC related leaks in the past says all the HTC One M8 devices are soon going to receive the 5.0 Lollipop update. PhoneArena states since the Android 5.0 Lollipop is a major update, it will be released in batches for all the HTC One M8 users across the globe.

Even though the HTC One M8 handsets will be updated to 5.0 Lollipop, the Sense UI will sport the same appeal as there is no major modification done to the user interface. PhoneArena adds that apart from bringing visual beauty of material design through the 5.0 Lollipop update, it also improves the battery life and optimizes the performance of the device. Users can manually check for the HTC One M8 Android 5.0 Lollipop update in one or two weeks on their handsets if the update does not show up automatically.

The HTC One M8 is the flagship smartphone from the Taiwanese tech giant for the year 2014. In this year, HTC is rumoured to replace the HTC One M8 with a new flagship smartphone codenamed as HTC Hima that will be probably rolled out as HTC One M9.

The HTC One M9 release date remains under the wraps as the flagship was not unveiled at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015. During the CES 2015, it only unveiled the entry level, HTC Desire 320 and a budget smartphone called the HTC Desire 826.

According to NDTV, @upleaks has revealed the HTC One M9 specifications through AnTuTu benchmarks. It states that the device will feature a 5-inch screen supporting 1920 x 1080 pixels and a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 chipset containing an octa-core processor. Four cores of the device clocks at 2 GHz whereas the other four cores delivers a processing speed of 1.5 GHz. It is coupled with 3 GB of RAM, 20.7 MP rear camera, and a 13 MP front-facing camera. A very recent report from IBTimes claims that HTC will also release a MediaTek SoC version of HTC One M9.

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