HTC has confirmed that HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) will receive updates for the next version of Android from Google. The update for this version known as Android L will be available within 90 days from the date HTC receives it from Google. HTC has yet to confirm the date on which it will receive the code from Google however.
Android L is set to release in the fall. The developers are confirmed to receive an early release available today. With dates unconfirmed, don’t expect HTC to be rolling out updates any time soon just as yet. It is nice to see however, HTC being quick in updates and not abandoning the year old M7. Don’t be too surprised if HTC tweeks the developer version and releases it ahead of time if this is possible.
HTC released an official statement on the matter:
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 also stated that the other One-series models will receive their own updates (dates are still unknown) and Android L will be available to selected HTC smartphones. These however, have not been named.