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HTC: Both the One (M7) and One (M8) are getting Android L

Published Jun 25th, 2014 3:30PM EDT
HTC One M7 M8 Android L
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Awesome news for everyone who owns one of HTC’s last two flagship phones: You’ll be getting the latest version of Android… at some point. HTC announced on Wednesday that it will bring Android L to both the HTC One (M7) and the HTC One (M8) “within 90 days of receiving final software from Google.” It’s not surprising that the One (M8) is getting Android L since it just came out earlier this year but it’s good to see that HTC is committed to bringing Android L to anyone who bought its 2013 flagship smartphone as well.

Of course, it could be a while before we get this update since HTC is still in a “pre-evaluation phase” of the new software and it doesn’t even have a timeline for when Android L will actually be available. All the same, it’s good to know that buying a flagship HTC device means that you’re guaranteed to get the latest software in a somewhat timely fashion.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.

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