As you might have heard today Google’s annual developer conference kicked off in San Francisco. One of the major announcements made during the keynote was Android L. Its the upcoming major release of Google’s mobile platform and today the company detailed most of the new features that its going to bring. What Google didn’t say is when this software is going to be released to end users. HTC today made a promise to its customers that the Android L release for HTC One M8 and M7 will take place within 90 days of the software going live.
Just to be absolutely clear this doesn’t mean that HTC’s flagships will receive the update 90 days from today. Its 90 days from the day Google actually releases Android L for over a billion of its users.
HTC wrote on its software update page that it is committed to updating its flagship HTC One family “as fast as possible.” The company also promised that other devices in the One family will also receive the Android L release after it lands on the two flagships. Other select HTC devices will also be upgraded.
Though for users in the U.S. it may take a little longer than that for them to receive the update on their HTC devices. That’s because majority of the customers use carrier locked devices, and carriers have a say in when the update gets pushed out to the device. Usually this ends up taking a couple of weeks more, which translates into agonizing wait for the users.