HTC One (M8) and One (M7) will be updated to Android L "within 90 days of receiving final software from Google"
posted by Florin T. / Jun 25, 2014, 2:35 PM
HTC seems to be the first manufacturer that’s announcing something regarding future updates to Google’s new Android L (officially presented earlier today).
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.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
- Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
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Does this apply to carrier phones too?
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 2:40 PM 0
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Considering how fast HTC and T-Mobile updated the M7, my M8 will get it pretty fast. Yay!
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 5:11 PM 4
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I thought the software will be utilized for only 64 bit phones am I missing something here?
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 2:42 PM 2
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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!!
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 2:42 PM 2
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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.
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 2:47 PM 0
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So is the note 4 will come with Android L ??
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 4:26 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 8:32 AM 0
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