The rollout of the update will depend on country, device and carrier
HTC has made a habit of delivering major updates on time. The Taiwanese company promised last year that it would bring the Android 4.4 KitKat platform on HTC One M7 in only 3 months since the release of the new operating system.Even though it was forced to delay the update for one or two weeks, most HTC One M7 owners had the update on their smartphones by the end of March with few exceptions.
Earlier today, HTC has made a similar announcement regarding the upcoming version of Android, but this time, the handset maker plans to update not one, but two high-end smartphones, the One M7 and One M8.
HTC has promised that all One M7 and One M8 owners would receive the latest Android L update on their devices within 90 days from the moment that Google releases it.
“At HTC, our customers come first. That’s why we pledge to include software updates for all of our devices for up to two years after their launch date. We take pride in being an industry leader when it comes to keeping our devices current, and we’re dedicated to providing our customers with the best smartphone experience in the world.
Here at HTC, we are excited about the new features in Android L release and we can’t wait to share them with you. We are committed to updating our flagship HTC One family as fast as possible and will begin rolling out updates to the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) in regions worldwide within 90 days of receiving final software from Google, followed shortly by other select HTC devices.
The software update timeline will begin once we receive the final software from Google and device updates will vary based on device, region, and carrier. We can’t wait to see what Android L release will bring to your HTC!”
HTC is the first handset maker to announce plans for Android L updates, but we suspect that other companies will follow soon, especially given the fact that they will now have a lot of time to prepare these updates since Google will only release the new OS this fall.
We hope that HTC One M7 and One M8 will not be the only smartphones that the Taiwanese handset maker will update to Android L. However, it's too early to talk about other HTC smartphones considering that Google has yet to release Android L.
Still, it's nice that HTC has confirmed that its most loyal fans who have purchased the latest HTC flagship smartphones will be among the first to get this major update.