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HTC confirms 90-day countdown for One M8, M7 Lollipop updates starts today

90 days from now, owners of the HTC One M7 and the HTC One M8 will both be upgraded to Google's latest Android release — Lollipop. Though not entirely new news, the fact was confirmed today by HTC's Mo Versi on Twitter, the same day that Google has started to release its Android Lollipop code. HTC had promised in the past of timely Android updates, and the 90-day window definitely is part of this promise.

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If everything goes to plan, that means we should have Lollipop on HTC One devices by Feb. 1, 2015.

Source: @moversi

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  • Feb 2015 so far away.
  • the problem is they already had the code for a while and 90 days is unacceptable. they should reduce the time by 45 days. thats what they have to target
  • So you know the process of HTC or any other OEM to bring brand new (probably flawed) code. Then design, implement, test and release that code. You know that process is definitely within 180 days. Please explain how you would go about doing something so complex?
  • Except AC said in their "about our Nexus reviews" article:
    "And as it turns out, Google pushed out an over-the-air update — a full 800 megabytes — on Sunday afternoon, less than 24 hours before the embargo was to lift. This build — LRX21L — is the build retail units will have, Google says. " So clearly HTC didn't have all the most recent code for a while. Let's give them the benefit of the doubt that they probably wanted to wait until they had some confirmation that the code they had was finalized before they start throwing man hours at making it One safe.
  • They gave a 90 day guarantee. That doesn't mean it's going to take the full time. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Or more time. 3 months, give or take is perfectly acceptable considering all that has to be done. The x and nexus are barebones so a few days to a week or so is all they should take. HTC, Sony, Samsung LG all add value and it takes longer. I just hope LG steps up and doesn't make them wait 6 months. Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • This is for the m8 and the m7. How long do you think it'll take for Sammy to update the gs5 and the gs4? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Then comes another 90 days from the carriers lol Posted via Android Central App
  • And by that time 5.1 will be released ;-) Posted via Nexu...LOOKOUT! ZOMBIE SQUIRRELS!
  • Yeah but that is going to be to fix nexus mistakes. nexus and the X, Great beta testers for the OEM Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • IIRC, with previous HTC updates it was 90 days for carrier versions, and 14 days for unlocked and developer versions
  • That's what I am hoping for... I think I have gotten all updates on my HTC M7 Dev Edition 30days after release... Posted via Android Central App
  • I have an unlocked HTC One M7 and for whatever reason I can't seem to get any update. It's currently using 4.3 with no updates available when I check
  • I believe the 90 day time period includes carrier Approval, but I know with the M7 there was a slight delay because of carrier approval but they only missed the deadline by a few days
  • Waiting for that att update still...usually I don't complain about updates, but damn. Posted via Android Central App
  • This is fantastic news. My Nexus 5 had an accident over the weekend, and I'm back on my old HTC One (M7). And you know what? It's still a DAMN fine phone, a year and a half later - especially when running a custom ROM that strips out AT&T's terrible additions. I was originally considering a jump to the Nexus 6, but I'm enjoying the HTC One so much I might try and ride it out until something truly great grabs my attention. Maybe it's the Nexus 6, but maybe it isn't - and if Lollipop is coming to the M7 sooner rather than later, that would make the decision to stick with it even easier.
  • Wait M9 in March HTC Desire S»HTC Desire HD»HTC One S»HTC M8 (Naked)
  • Did the 5.0 binaries drop yet?? Posted from my Motorola Moto G.
  • I didn't know lollipop was packing a set... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah and any moment now it should be getting a deeper voice. Posted from my Motorola Moto G.
  • And pimples... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Of course I'll be using lollipop on my Moto X in a few weeks. Speed it up HTC. Posted via Android Central App
  • 90 days for a skinned device is great. Your X is running basically stock. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Cool. Running the m7 with a custom rom. Need to keep an eye on xda for 5.0 in probably 30 days or less. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN!!!!!!
  • Kind way of way ng 3 months.. Or a quarter of a year. Lol this I'd way I bought a nexus. :-D Posted via the Android Central App
  • Bruh. Do you English? Posted from my Motorola Moto G.
  • LOL Posted via the Android Central App
  • "Bruh, Do you English?" The irony...
  • I think the irony is on purpose. Posted via the Android Central App on the HTC One M8 or the Nexus 7 (2013)
  • "Brother, do you speak English?" When I'm taking liberties such as using the term "bruh", and treating the word English as a verb, your perceived irony falls short of making any sort of statement whatsoever. Sorry bruh. Posted from my Motorola Moto G.
  • Do you understand the concept of him being ironic on purpose? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah 90 days for unlocked HTC ones. My AT&T version won't get it til April most likely guaranteed Posted via the Android Central App
  • No, unlocked/GPE phones will have it by Nov/dec.. CARRIER edition will have by Jan/feb
  • I'm also on AT&T...
  • Shame, no mention of the One Max. It's technically an M7. I wonder if it will get Lollipop.....
  • Niceee... Report how will new Sense looks like in the future HTC Desire S»HTC Desire HD»HTC One S»HTC M8 (Naked)
  • Still have my m7 as backup so I'm looking forward to checking out Lollipop via Sense Posted via OnePlus One
  • The best gets better...
  • I'm not worried, but if my wife's M7 gets updated before my (2013) Moto X, I'll never hear the end of it.
  • Awesome! Glad I got an unlocked m8 this time around :D.
  • I'm excited. Just got my HTC one and I was wondering if they would update the phone to lollipop. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Between this promise and the promised window for my OnePlus One, I'm very happy. Three months isn't that long. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Will it be on handsets in 90 days or released to carriers in 90 days? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good question. Posted via the Android Central App on the HTC One M8 or the Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Released to the carriers. So us in the US on carrier devices will still be waiting. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah because we had to wait a couple extra days. Such a big deal. Posted via Android Central App
  • The wait for Cyan was painful... Now this... Posted via the Android Central App
  • At least they are giving us a date and kinda sticking to it. I'm pretty sure I remember getting KitKat on one m7 about 90 days after they said last year. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It would be so nice to see HTC overtake Samsung's position of dominance in Android. In my opinion anyways, they've always made way better phones and especially considering the M7 and M8 of recently. Posted via the Android Central App
  • M7-8 blew it in the camera department or it would be a great phone. Still HTC has years to go to catch Samsung and that is with them moving towards each other Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • Catch Samsung in what way? The m8 is superior to the s5 in every way except the camera. Posted via the Android Central App on the HTC One M8 or the Nexus 7 (2013)
  • No issues with my camera. My wife actually prefers mine over her Note 3. Posted via the Android Central App
  • What? Oh I'm sorry I didn't know the camera is the ONLY thing that makes a phone great. This spanks in the S5 in every category but camera. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I know i never buy samsung and few friends going on Htc becouse errors lag.. My mothers S4 mini I had it in hand 10 times 5 times i was take battery out due to TOTAL freezing and sister galaxy ace is worse. Both of her will go on HTC now. I never had these problem with the HTC in 7 years HTC Desire S»HTC Desire HD»HTC One S»HTC M8 (Naked)
  • Honestly, I'm not too optomistic HTC will even be in business this time next year.
    They can't make any headway. That makes me a nervous m8 owner. Also, does this 90 days include time for carriers to approve it? If not what's the point?
  • Stop trolling Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not trolling at all.
  • My god we need to get this "trolling" word banned from the Internet. The most overused word in history... Posted via the Android Central App
  • But yet you continue to troll Posted via Android Central App
  • They won't die... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Still no official word on the Google Play Edition.
  • I'm excited about the 90 days it'll take for HTC to present it...I'm less than excited about the next 90 days it'll take my carrier to update it on my phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • How long till Gpe
  • This 90 day commitment most likely only applies to the US and Eurpean markets. Heck, 4.4.3 update for M7 unlocked is still nowhere in site for us here. Posted via Android Central App
  • Where is "here"? Posted via the Android Central App
  • 3 months wait time basically means the M8 will not see the Next round of Android OS updates
  • So Why is the m7 receiving the Android L update then?
    They're committed to updating devices for 2 years. So the m8 will keep receiving updates after that as well. Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1 HTC Desire S»HTC Desire HD»HTC One S»HTC M8 (Naked)
  • The good thing is that the m7 has been given the same deadline. Posted via Android Central App
  • They said within 90 days.
  • gotta thank Motorola for setting the bar and starting a fire underneath all these other oems
  • The only piece I took from this information "my Nexus 4 would have lollipop in less than 3 weeks"
    I've been frantically getting up every morning checking AC for that lollipop drop. Posed via Nokia 3310 smartphone
  • So... to keep my M8 or sell it and grab an OPO?
  • Can't wait. To me HTC has always been a TOP DOG. Ever since I first had HTC Rezound, HTC DNA and now a proud and satisfied owner of the HTC One M8. Posted via the Android Central App
  • When will be available for HTC desire 816 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Cool. Now please finish releasing Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) for the HTC Droid Incredible 4G, as promised 730 days ago.