HTC One (M8) and One (M7) will be updated to Android L "within 90 days of receiving final software from Google"


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.

source: HTC

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One (M8)
  • 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)
One
  • 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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23 Comments

1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Does this apply to carrier phones too?

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Considering how fast HTC and T-Mobile updated the M7, my M8 will get it pretty fast. Yay!

23. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

90 days ? holy crap that was fast ! 3 months... oh too late... :P

2. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I thought the software will be utilized for only 64 bit phones am I missing something here?

15. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Yeah me2

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 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 unregistered

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: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

the software is compatible with 64 bit processors which makes use of the additional registers and provide extra ram.

3. mrvid

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 02, 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: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

8. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

except tmobile and sprint...

7. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

The phone has a Google Play edition though... But yeah, everyone else may be screwed.

10. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Can't wait

11. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 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 unregistered

Then HTC will delay the update.

14. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

So is the note 4 will come with Android L ??

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I hope so because I will wait in line outside of T-Mobile of it does.

16. TheFirm

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

Tack on another 120 days for whenever your carrier decides to let you have it,lmao

21. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Awesome, hope google releases it soon so it can be pushed to the phones. Good job HTC.

25. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 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: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

htc always was first i love htc and also my m8

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