Will Verduzco · Jun 25, 2014 at 04:00 pm

HTC Commits to Delivering Android “L” to M8 and M7 within 90 Days of Release

We still don’t know what the “L” in Android L stands for, but we’re already salivating at what this update will bring to consumer devices. Promising improved performance, a refreshed UI, better battery life, and much more; L is a legitimately significant release, and possibly the most important version since Ice Cream Sandwich.

With all of the new features introduced in L, it’s no wonder that many users are now wondering when they’ll get to experience this latest version on their own devices. We already know that the developer preview will be available for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) tomorrow. And now, HTC has taken the opportunity to commit to releasing Android L updates to all variants of the HTC One M8 (2014) and One M7 within 90 days of receiving the final software from Google.

HTC Customers and Enthusiasts,

HTC is 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 as part of our HTC Advantage program. We will begin rolling out updates to the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) worldwide within 90 days of receiving final software from Google, followed shortly thereafter by other One family members and select devices. HTC Advantage protects your smartphone investment, ensuring you have the best smartphone experience long after purchase.

This is certainly good to hear from HTC. And thanks to their great track record in meeting (or nearly meeting) their own self-imposed deadlines, we’re optimistic about this actually coming to fruition. Obviously we don’t yet know when Android L will be released, but it’s reasonable to assume a late Fall / early Winter timetable, which means that L will reach consumer HTC One devices some time early 2015.

[Source: HTC Software Updates, HTC Blog]


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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