HTC recently announced that the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop update will soon be available for those using the Android 5.0 Lollipop on their previous flagships that include the HTC One M8 and the HTC One M7.
However, before this update is availed, more users of the current OS keep making their problems with the One M8 and the M7 public, with the latest issues featuring freezing applications, forced reboots as well as increased battery drains.
About a month ago, HTC rolled out the latest flagship in the shape of the One M9 and on this phone you’ll come across the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop. Since it was announced, the One M9 has had a share of its critics regarding a number of the same issues that those on the One M8 and the One M7 are going through. With this new HTC One M9, you will be sure to get much better specs and features than the M8 and the M7. Furthermore, the premium has taken some little beef-ups, which adds it to the more premium-looking devices, already revealed in 2015.
Performance issues affecting HTC One M8 and M7 using Android 5.0 Lollipop
Those still using the older models from HTC are experiencing issues with the performance of their devices. These issues started creeping in when they updated to the latest version of the Android 5.0 Lollipop. The major issue that most users are reporting is a decrease in the battery life of the One M8 and the One M7.
Android devices are known to have issues with sustaining battery power even for 24 hours. Now that the short period of about 15 hours that the One M8 offered initially has been cut down to half and in some cases even less than half the previous time, users could no longer keep their frustrations to themselves.
Other issues that users of the One M8 and the M7 have continuously reported on numerous websites are freezing of apps, which eventually results in them being forced to reboot the apps or even the device as a whole. There are also decrements in the frame rate in addition to increased lags even when handling the lightest of tasks. There are other users who have also reported issues to do with the HTC Sense where it leads to forced reboots due to improper functioning.
How to solve HTC One M8 and One M7 Android 5.0 Lollipop problems
Many users of these older HTC flagships keep making their frustrations about the latest update known to the public and company as well. It is why the company is working on a newer Android 5.1 Lollipop update, which will be availed for the HTC One M9, M8 and M7 as well.
Before this update is made available, you can try a factory reset for your One M8 or M7, which sometimes works, but at times doesn’t. If your apps keep crashing, you can solve this problem by simply removing the currently installed “Android Webview.” So, if you have not updated to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop on your HTC One M8 or One M7, you can as well wait a little longer for what HTC promises to be a better, stable and enhanced Android 5.1 Lollipop.