HTC Desire 816 getting Android 5.0 update in India

HTC Desire 816 Lollipop updateHTC has started rolling out the Android 5.0 update for Desire 816 smartphone in the Indian market. The update is now live over-the-air (OTA) and will reach all 816 units over the course of the next few days.

863MB in size, the update brings Android 5.0-specific changes like ART as default runtime, UI improvements, lock-screen improvements, enhanced notifications, better performance, enhanced privacy features as well as HTC-specific tweaks like updated Recent Apps UI and search in settings.

Given the large update size, use Wi-Fi to download and install the update, else you might end up cleaning out your monthly cellular data package.

If you have already updated the smartphone, do let us know about the experience in comment section. [via]

Low-cost HTC Android tablet coming in Q2, 2015

In more HTC news, @upleaks is reporting that HTC is planning to launch an entry-level Android tablet in this quarter. No details are available at this point, but if we hear anything, we will let you folks know.

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