HTC One M8

HTC just dropped us the following on its plans for updating to the still-unnamed L release of Android: Updates will start within 90 days of getting the code from Google for the HTC One M8 and M7, and other phones will follow.

"HTC is excited about the new features in the Android L release and we can't wait to share them with our customers. 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."

 
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Alex Zapata says:

Tell that to the US carriers......

aitt says:

This makes me happy

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evoben24 says:

Cool I'm still using my HTC one m7

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el3ctronics says:

Honestly, being that Google is announcing the update so far in advance (it's usually announced and released around the same time) and releasing the necessary tools to code for it, 90 days from FINAL code is a ridiculous timeframe. It should be 30 days MAX.

daniel2744 says:

You know that its not an easy job to have to update the code and get everything working. 90 days is a good enough time to wait imo and lucky for me I bought the developer M8 so I won't have to wait for any damn carrier

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user7618 says:

Yep, I got a dev edition M7. Quite nice to not have to wait for carriers.

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Ratnok says:

Tizen: Get to da choppa!!!!

Efendulov says:

Haha, +1 mate!

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aitt says:

I much rather wait 90 days for a well tested update than a buggy ass rushed release. Easily.

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What difference does it make if it works?

estebancam says:

Can't ever please everyone, huh.

HTC could say the you'll have it in a week, and someone out there will complain that it shouldn't be longer than 24 hours.

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Sunofabob says:

Right.

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bleached says:

Google isn't releasing the source code, so I am not sure how you expect HTC to work on something they don't have?!

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acrewdog says:

With "L" coming to the M7, HTC is stepping forward as a leader in supporting their hardware. I'm still digging the Sense 6 update I just got recently but more updates = more happiness!

NoNexus says:

How is that One X doing on updates? The S3 runs great on Kit Kat

Habiib says:

Not all versions (i.e., 1GB variants)

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Seth Mishne says:

it does with no battery problems, apps crashing or lagging? those are some of the things I have experienced since I got 4.3 on m VZW s3.

bleached says:

A leader? They are still in 3rd place in updates after Motorola and Samsung. 4th if you count Nexus.

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WestonCory says:

HTC is faster than Samsung

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Kolten Nay says:

Or nah

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XavierMatt says:

Well that's good news. I guess.

AKFL3TCH3R says:

Hopefully they do a ton of UI overhauls, because that's what Android L is bringing. I don't want to be stuck with the "same old look" by next generation :P

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BldyIdt says:

I don't think they'll manage to build a new Sense. Sense 6 came out in March and is already really nice looking.

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franky_402 says:

And sense 6 already kinda looks like android L

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Kolten Nay says:

That's exactly what I was thinking ^^^

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cordawgfrito says:

Well Sense 6 already looks like Android L. We won't get any UI overhaul to Sense until Sense 7.

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jeddo45 says:

Your move Samsung!

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kpf16 says:

I'm grateful for any update so if it take 90 days so what.

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808Mobi says:

Outstanding effort by HTC to address a major source of dissatisfaction.

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jrsnively1 says:

❤HTC❤

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NoNexus says:

You would have thought that they would have learned from the last time they said crap like this....

BigDinCA says:

Why? I didn't have any issues getting updates on my M7 last year and they were completely transparent the whole time. People's expectations are becoming ridiculous with these updates. They are giving out the information they have and giving people their timetable. Remember all the bitching about manufacturers keepping us all in the dark just a year ago? Now we get one who regularly lets people know where they stand and the complaining still continues.

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Habiib says:

Because it's HTC. You know they love to hate HTC....

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NoNexus says:

You misspelled Samsung, HTC is like a favorite son around here

NoNexus says:

yeah but the venom was pretty thick when HTC missed the self imposed deadline before.

I do agree that people are nuts about these update cycles. It is the Nexus/iPhone effect. I would rather wait and have it work well then get 4.4.2, 4.4.3 and 4.4.4 betas come out like they did

WestonCory says:

Actually HTC didn't miss the deadline. The unlocked and developer editions for it. They update was delivered to the carriers. The carriers missed the update

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rampage1979 says:

Canadian versions didn't miss the deadline.

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tdizzel says:

I'm guessing they won't make it within 90 days and the entire AC crowd will vilify the carriers (especially Verizon) for it

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TenshiNo says:

That's always the question: did the OEM miss the update deadline, or are the carriers just "sitting" on the update? I have a Samsung Tab 2 10.1 on Sprint. Every other model on the planet has been updated to 4.3, but Sprint doesn't appear to have any interest in pushing out that update, so I'm sitting on 4.1. It's incredibly frustrating, especially when I read that the 4.3 update fixed some fairly major annoyances with the 4.1 software.

cordawgfrito says:

Well let's see. HTC didn't miss the deadline. All variants got the update but the carrier models. So it was the carriers.

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Yafe says:

Very excited and great news having a HTC One M8. Hope Sense 6.5 or 7 takes design ques from the L release or I may convert my device to GPE. Thank the Google gods for GPE devices.

AKFL3TCH3R says:

Yeah, if the UI isn't similar to L, I will also go GPE :P

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WestonCory says:

L took design ques from Sense 6

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carraser891 says:

M7? That's pretty dope!

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chenchfort says:

Of course dawg, it hasn't reached two years yet.

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clubbtraxx says:

Not *that* obvious since the usual support time-frame is 18 months.
Props to HTC for their efforts anyways, they deserve to make more money than to do now.

bluesun3030 says:

There is no way Verizon will certify the release within 120 days of the L release.

wizzrah says:

Awesome to hear!

jd914 says:

So glad to be a owner of a developer edition M8. HTC got it going on.

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Sunofabob says:

This is why I have a Nexus device bro. HTC wants to do it in 90 days which means Google can and will do it even quicker.

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WestonCory says:

Nexus suck

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jeddo45 says:

Your spelling sucks

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rizzman says:

Not always.... Didn't the moto X beat out nexus devices receiving an update earlier this year?

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oscari says:

No lmoa

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cordawgfrito says:

Actually it did beat out some Nexus devices.

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D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Pretty excited!

D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Anyone know if some of L's UI elements will make it's way to Sense? Preferably, Sense 6.5?

cordawgfrito says:

Sense 6 already features most of Ls design elements

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I'm least worried about the Android updates for my M7, anyway most of the features will be limited by the manufacturer themselves, unless I'm a Nexus user. What matters to me is the UI updates from HTC, they should be never ending ;)

HARDLY 30day for cyanogenmod ;) :D

K White1 says:

Looking forward to it. I've been happy with the M7 updates so far, especially Sense 6.

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jordyiam says:

Why does everybody keep bitching about the updates..will you never be satisfied...HTC are good enough to give us a timescale ..I say good on them ..
It will be here when its properly tested..and ready for release..
Android l looks good looking forward to it ..

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cordawgfrito says:

HTC say they will have the update out within a week of release and people would still bitch and complain.

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