After the Android 5.1 rollout began for the Google Play Edition LG G Pad this morning, the Google Play Edition One M7 and M8 are also now receiving the update. HTC VP of Product Management Mo Versi confirmed on Twitter that the company has received approval for the updates and that the rollouts have commenced. Android 5.0 Lollipop rolled out to the Google Play Edition M7 and M8 in December of last year.
The update includes the features Google revealed when it announced Android 5.1. Perhaps most importantly, the update adds Device Protection, which ensures that a lost or stolen device will remain locked until the original owner signs into it with their Google account. Android 5.1 also adds support for High Definition voice calling and includes a variety of bug fixes and performance enhancements. You can read our full run down of Android 5.1 features here.
Users of the Google Play Edition HTC One M8 have already began receiving Android 5.1 this evening, while owners of the M7 appear to still be awaiting. Versi assured that the update will begin soon, however.
Update: You can now download the Android 5.1 update OTA file here.
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