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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
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

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.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.