In a rather surprising move, HTC is the first OEM to promise an update to Android L. HTC has stated that this policy is part of their HTC Advantage program and that this will apply to the One (M7) and One (M8). There's also the caveat their 90 day delivery promise applies to when HTC first receives the code, not when the developer previews go live.

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  • Homeles - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    They're continuing to atone for their past regressions. Very good. Good on them for being quick to speak up, too.
  • Death666Angel - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    So the new Android doesn't have a name, yet?
  • editorsorgtfo - Sunday, June 29, 2014 - link

    L from ... Lollipop, suck it Apple :-)
  • takeship - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - link

    Until HTC actually ships the update, this is meaningless. I can still recall their claims for updates (ala Thunderbolt and others) in the past-subject-to-revision when it becomes too hard/too long. I won't be fooled again. The One was released in March of 2013. If the dev preview is available in June, then 90 days after puts them very close to just past their 18-months of updates for the One (M7).
  • willis936 - Thursday, June 26, 2014 - link

    It's 24 months. Don't pull details out of thin air because they would help your argument.
  • HangFire - Thursday, June 26, 2014 - link

    Whatever the date was, I remember finally getting ICS on my Thunderbolt around the time of KitKat and right before I replaced the phone... talk about a late, pointless exercise. I don't know if HTC or Verizon or both was to blame, but what a way to treat your customers!
  • jramskov - Friday, June 27, 2014 - link

    They are not saying it will be available 90 days after the dev preview has been made available. They are saying an update will be available within 90 days after the final/stable release of Android L has been made available to them. That also makes a lot more sense (no pun intended) since the release date for Android L is "fall".
  • HangFire - Friday, June 27, 2014 - link

    They didn't mention the other caveat, your carrier may decide to sit on the update for months... or years... or forever. Or near forever, as in the case of Verizon's HTC Thunderbolt ICS update.
  • dkd84nn30dlc - Monday, June 30, 2014 - link

    After years of Android phones, our next phone will be an iPhone. No more concerns about upgrades.
    By the time L is released on my HTC One, the phone will be retired.
  • Morawka - Thursday, July 3, 2014 - link

    Just get a google play version of whatever phone you want. It gets instant updates from google themselves. iphone is just as bad, its pretty closed off

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