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

With the Android M, the latest OS from Google on board, HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone maker seems to be not a hurry to take on the firmware updates for many of its flagship smartphones. The HTC One M8 will skip the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update and will directly get elevated to Android M.

According to Master Herald, the company’s previous flagship model HTC One M8 is expected to receive the Android M mobile operating system when it officially rolls out later in the year. There was anticipation that the device may not get the latest update as its successors had the better chance to get the firmware update. HTC's current flagship models are HTC One M9 and the HTC One M9+. But in a surprise move HTC has decided to roll out the latest OS to the handset.

As reported by Ecumenical News, Mo Versi, Product Management senior vice president HTC assured the users of HTC One M8 for the forthcoming Android M update set to be rolled out later this year. This decision has been taken in line with the age-old tradition of 2-year-old phones still eligible for Android OS updates.

According to Droid Report, there will be two main benefits for the HTC One M8 users once updated with Android M. Reviews of the device revealed that there were concerns with Bluetooth connectivity. One of the possible fixes could be deleting all previously-used connections including Bluetooth, a new feature on Android. Secondly, HTC One M8 users are also handicapped with the non-removable 2600 mAh Li-Po battery. Users cannot change batteries on the move. “Doze” might be the possible solution to the problem. It help keep the battery from draining too fast as it shuts off all the battery-draining background processes that eat up the phone’s battery. The device wakes up only when the user picks up the phone and uses it. Thus, it is a better call to skip the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and get the latest OS from Google as it will address major flaws on the device.

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