HTC One (M8) and One (M7) will be updated to Android L "within 90 days of receiving final software from Google"
The Taiwanese company just revealed that its current flagship smartphone, the One (M8), will be updated to Android L “within 90 days of receiving final software from Google.” What’s more, the One (M7) from last year will also receive the update within the same time frame.
Obviously, Google hasn’t provided the final Android L software to manufacturers yet, but it will do it pretty soon. Even so, the new platform’s release is scheduled for “this fall”, so there won’t be any official updates coming earlier than that. Still, if you have an HTC One (M8) or One (M7), you should hope to get a taste of Android L before the end of the year.
HTC didn’t say anything about Android L for the rest of its handsets - so, for example, at the moment we don’t know if smartphones like the Desire 816 will get the update.
Android L will offer a wide range of new features, starting with a completely revamped design. You can see all the new features of the platform in this post. You can also check out a list of other (non-HTC) smartphones that will be updated to Android L here.
18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7687; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Considering how fast HTC and T-Mobile updated the M7, my M8 will get it pretty fast. Yay!
23. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5593; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
And my unlocked M7 will probably get updated before any carrier phones if past experience is a predictor of how fast Android L rolls out.
24. mmmanuuu (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)
90 days ? holy crap that was fast ! 3 months... oh too late... :P
2. jphillips63 (Posts: 167; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I thought the software will be utilized for only 64 bit phones am I missing something here?
19. AfterShock (Posts: 2539; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Think about it a minute bud, there's a few phones still sold 32bit that are in line for updates yet.
Current nexus devices tomorrow for example.
Which run with current art just fine.
20. Busyboy (Posts: 213; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
Android L is designed for 64-Bit however this doesn't mean 32-Bit isn't compatible. Just means it will run a bit better with the new architecture.
22. vishalaestro (Posts: 40; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)
the software is compatible with 64 bit processors which makes use of the additional registers and provide extra ram.
3. mrvid (Posts: 75; Member since: 02 Oct 2008)
Hahahaha, I just fell off my Unicorn laughing! Remember, carriers control when the updates go out to the phones! You guys need to be realistic! Verizon M8's won't see this update for a year!!
5. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
HTC is planning that timeline for the international unlocked model. That's why I am going with unlock phone for the rest of my life... F**k the carriers...
4. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
That means once the international unlock version will get it 90 days of final software release and another 180 days for the carrier variants to get the update on top of that in the U.S.
7. Luuthian (Posts: 205; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
The phone has a Google Play edition though... But yeah, everyone else may be screwed.
9. tarek1980 (Posts: 50; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
I hope Samsung will do the same, no OEM like HTC, they are the best regarding updates, they really respect their customers.
26. JC557 (Posts: 944; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Motorola has a pretty good track record and Sony is known to update older devices at times.
11. somad (Posts: 45; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)
What about galaxy note 3 Verizon. . OMG of course Verizon will the last to update, maybe mid 2015 to get the software update :(
13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6225; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Then HTC will delay the update.
17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7687; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I hope so because I will wait in line outside of T-Mobile of it does.
16. TheFirm (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)
Tack on another 120 days for whenever your carrier decides to let you have it,lmao
21. newbey123 (Posts: 392; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Awesome, hope google releases it soon so it can be pushed to the phones. Good job HTC.
25. gaara6775 (Posts: 231; Member since: 20 May 2014)
She let me lick her like a laaa lollipop. Awesome HTC after they delivered kitkat update in less than 90days and they were the first OEM to do that ,I'm sure this time also they'll be the first one to roll out updates . also they sent sense 6 update to m7 users which was pretty sweet.
27. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 161; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
htc always was first i love htc
and also my m8