The recently announced HTC One M9 may be the “new hotness” with its 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and upgraded cameras, but there are still millions of customers out there rocking the previous generation One M8. One M8 users on T-Mobile received their OTA Lollipop update on February 9 and nearly a month later, it’s time for Verizon customers to enjoy some sweet Lollipop goodness.
The OTA Update, which is Software Version SU4A – 3.28.605.9, SU4B – 4.17.605.5, includes Lollipop-based improvements to the Notification Panel, Lock Screen, and Recent Apps. Google’s Material Design language should permeate through the operating system, but you will still have to wade through Verizon’s UI flourishes and vast array of bloatware that is preinstalled.
Support has also been added for Band 4 roaming and Verizon has made improvements to three-way calling.
Verizon has just flipped the switch to enable the OTA update to Lollipop, so don’t be too alarmed if your device hasn’t received the update yet. If you’re the impatient type, you can go to the Settings menu to force an update on your own. For the more laid back folks, rest assured that your device will prompt you within the next few days to perform the update.