HTC confirms One M8 Lollipop update timeframe as official Google code drops

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If you can remember it from the torrent of news that was Google I/O 2014, HTC announced that its 2013 and 2014 flagships would be seeing prompt updates to the latest version of Android after the availability of final code in the fall. Well, fall’s here (and with it, the day we’ve all been waiting for), and HTC has finally confirmed to the masses that final Lollipop code is in its hands, and the 90-day timer for the HTC One M8 Lollipop update has officially begun.

First up for the update will likely be HTC’s Google Play Edition One M8, considering the fact that it runs an unadulterated build of stock Android. This update should roll out alongside those of the Nexus family, give or take a few days, which means owners of that phone do not have much of a wait.

Next on the list will likely be the 2014 HTC flagship, the One M8 (Sense edition). Considering the aesthetic changes that are required on top of stock Lollipop, this one will probably take significantly longer than the GPe’s update, but considering HTC’s commitment so far to this device, we’re expecting the 90-day promise to hold true.

Finally, the One M7, the 2013 flagship, will also receive an update within the next 90 days if HTC is to be believed. This one will have a very similar software skin to the One M8, so we’ll see if the update can make it in time for the 90-day deadline.

With the push of final Lollipop code to the Android Open Source Project repos today, we’re expecting more OEMs to come forth with updates in not long (we’re looking at you especially, Motorola, considering you’re owned by Lenovo now).

Source: Mo Versi (Twitter)

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