It appears that carriers in the United States are getting their Android update testing done in a timely manner for once. Yesterday we reported on the Android Lollipop update that was released for the Galaxy S5 on Verizon, a carrier that is normally notoriously slow to get Android updates out due to their testing and network certification processes. Today it has been confirmed that two devices on Sprint will be receiving their updates to Lollipop. 

The first of these two devices is the Galaxy S5. As Samsung's flagship smartphone, it was expected that the Galaxy S5 would receive an update to Lollipop. The surprise is that two US carriers have pushed the update to devices in a relatively reasonable period of time. The update for the Sprint Galaxy S5 will be very similar to the Verizon carrier variant, and so users who are interested in taking a look at what specific changes Lollipop will bring to the S5 can take a look at the story from yesterday.

The second device being updated to Lollipop is the HTC One (M7). HTC had just recently put out a statement saying that they would miss their planned 90 day update deadline for the One (M7) and One (M8) due to issues with the source code provided by Google. It looks like those issues have been resolved for the most part, and one can hope that the Lollipop update will be available soon for the unlocked HTC One (M7) and other carrier editions.

Source: Mohammed Versi of HTC and Samsung

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  • TrexxArms - Thursday, February 5, 2015 - link

    Downloading right now. :)
  • bretpowell - Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - link

    Surely a good news. /bret from
  • Gunbuster - Thursday, February 5, 2015 - link

    Nice! You can get an non contract One (M7) for $150 (look at slickdeals)
  • Frenetic Pony - Thursday, February 5, 2015 - link

    That's what I did, wonderful phone except for the camera, but of course most every camera phone is crap anyway so...
  • Fergy - Thursday, February 5, 2015 - link

    So the unlocked m7 is still in the development fase (1) but the Sprint version with extra software and testing is done now?
  • Coldry - Thursday, February 5, 2015 - link

    Has anyone noticed that the music player controls are no longer available in the locked screen!! That's not good!
  • wiyosaya - Friday, February 6, 2015 - link

    Now if they would only release lolipop for Tab 3...
  • dark4181 - Saturday, February 7, 2015 - link

    I sucks. The radios are trash. I swear Sprint is doing everything they can to make me jump. It's like 4.2 radios = great, 4.3 radios = decent, 4.4 radios = suck, 5.0 radios = miserable. Cellular AND wifi.
  • dark4181 - Saturday, February 7, 2015 - link

    *It sucks. lol
  • Sea Shadow - Monday, February 9, 2015 - link

    So I'm not the only one. I eagerly downloaded the OTA update a few days back, and my experience has been nothing short of miserable: Its terribly slow, my battery life is less than half of what it use to be, and to top it all off; my data connections are almost non existent, EVEN over WiFi when I am sitting 5 ft from my router.

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