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GPE HTC One M7 receiving Android 5.1 update

HTC One M7 GPE

Although HTC has backed out of supporting the HTC One M7 after Android 5.0, but the Google Play Edition model of the handset is still on course to receive the latest updates. Users of the GPE HTC One M7 are now getting the Android 5.1 update, about over a month after Google rolled out the update to its Nexus devices (barring the Nexus 9 which got the update only recently).

The device is already running Android 5.0, so the update won’t bring any groundbreaking changes to the table. The build number will change to LMY47O though, but nothing much will be different apart from that. The update is a rather hefty 280MB in size, so you will be better off trying to download it over WiFi.

It’s good to see that Google is still showing HTC that Android 5.1 can still run on its two year old flagship. This is ironic as HTC’s excuse for not sending out the 5.1 update for the standard One M7 was performance related concerns.

If you’ve already received the update on your device, make sure you let us know by leaving a comment below.

Download Link (5.0.1 to 5.1)

Via: Android Police