The HTC One M8 has received the Android v5.0 Lollipop update in almost every region.
Those in the U.S. have also received the latest Google upgrade, but have been limited to Google Play and the developer editions only. Those with technical knowledge and the skills can install updates on their own. A plethora of HTC One M8 users has reported positive results after installing the latest Google update.
Google’s latest mobile operating system update has been reported to offer enhanced battery life, along with higher performance levels. Various HTC One M8 users have highlighted these two features after installing the recent version of the operating system. However, not all HTC users have reported similar improvements. Various HTC One M8 users have been facing performance issues after having upgraded to the Android v5.0 Lollipop.
Poor Battery Life
The recent update from Google has been designed specifically to enhance battery life. A myriad of HTC One M8 users have reported gaining an additional hour or so of battery life, when updated with the latest v5.0 Lollipop. On the contrary, many HTC users have reported a considerable decline in battery life after installation of a recent Google update. Both HTC and Google have been working hard to find a suitable solution to the battery drainage issue. Users find it frustrating to deal with the problem of the rapidly depleting battery. The problem is considerably worse for certain devices.
HTC One M8 users expected to see enhancement in performance instantly after the installation of the latest Lollipop update. On the contrary, most HTC One M8 users have experienced the opposite of what the latest update claims to offer. HTC users have experienced a sudden freezing and forced closing of specific applications without prior intimation. Users have experienced drop in frame rates and slowness of M8 device during heavy gaming. The problem has been persistent for most HTC One users who installed the latest Lollipop update.
Problems with UI
Along with the latest Android Lollipop update, the enhanced version of HTC Sense user interface has been installed on the HTC One M8. The M8 UI has been specifically designed to be perceptive and without issues. Already frustrated with the depleting battery life and a lower performance, the HTC One M8 users have to face a few problems with the HTC One M8 user interface. HTC users commonly face problems such as non-recognition of user interface inputs along with the rough transition of menus during usage. Most users have resorted to turning off and switching on the device, but it is a temporary solution. Most users have experienced a constant lapse in the user interface that causes problems in daily usage.
Fixing the Problem
The HTC One M8 in the numerous regions has received the latest Google Lollipop update. Both HTC and Google have been trying hard to fix the issues at the earliest. Expectations sore high with the Android 5.0.1 and Android 5.0.2 upgrade to fix the problems associated with the HTC One M8 device having the Lollipop upgrade. Conversely, the Android Lollipop upgrade has established a firm footing in the U.S market. Worldwide, users are expected to see the HTC issues resolved by the end of March 2015.
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