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Apr 8, 2015

Android 5.1 Arrives for HTC One M8 Google Play Edition (GPE)

Android 5.1 has started rolling out for Nexus devices a few weeks back, and not long ago, we told you that the Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition also received the same treatment. Yesterday, it was the turn of the LG G Pad 8.3 GPe to get updated, and Google is not stopping here.

Today, we get word that the HTC One M8 GPe is also receiving the new Android 5.1 build, which arrives in the form of a 244.2MB file. It’s unclear how widespread the rollout is at the moment, so if you don’t see the new update on your phone, don’t fret just yet. It might just take a few days before the build reaches your handset. The update brings some nifty additions, including improvements concerning battery life and a new way to secure phones that have been lost or misplaced. With this update, lost Android 5.1 phones will not run unless the true owner of the handset types in their Google credentials.

The build will also bestow a list of numerous bug fixes, but won’t solve the pesky memory leakage problem users have been dealing with ever since Android 5.0 came along. That patch is probably reserved for when Android 5.1.1 arrives.

Android 5.1 Lollipop arrives on HTC One M8 GPE
Image credits to Reddit

HTC One M8 GPe is no longer available for purchase
Image credits to Phandroid

HTC One M8 GPE in hand
Image credits to CNET


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