HTC’s countdown begins, Lollipop in 90 days for One M8 and M7 owners

by: Andrew GrushNovember 3, 2014

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Back in June, HTC first announced that it would bring the next version of Android (then known simply as Android L) over to the One M7 and One M8 within 90 days of receiving the final code from Google. Now we can all start our timers, as HTC’s Mo Versi has taken to Twitter with the good news that HTC has the code in hand.

As before, the update is promised for the One M8 and M7 within 90 days worldwide as part of their “HTC Advantage” program. As is typical, unlocked handsets will be among the first to receive the update, and US carriers will likely be among the very last.

Although HTC’s tweet doesn’t mention any other HTC devices, just two weeks back we received (unofficial) word that HTC planned to bring the update to a variety of devices including handsets like the Desire Eye, One E8, One Max and many others. Of course these devices won’t actually receive the update until sometime after HTC’s main flagships (M7/M8). So mark your calendars folks, if all goes well, you should have Lollipop on your HTC One no later than three months from now.

What do you think of HTC’s commitment (and transparency) to fast updates? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Michał Ostrowski

    Sense 7 is going to be GLORIOUS :D Can’t wait :)

    • PussyDestroyerWithCupcakes

      They won’t release Sense 7 with this update. You can’t expect them to release a complete redesign every 6 months. It’s just like the HTC One X and the 4.1 Jellybean update. Even though the HTC One M7 came with 4.1, it got Sense 5. On the other hand, can’t wait for the GPE variants to get this (Even better… Cyanogenmod).

      • Michał Ostrowski

        Maybe you’re right. Anyway, I think I’m going to enjoy the new software…

  • Replicant Jason Booth

    Oh yes!

    • Chris

      It takes time but htc has stepped up their game. Unlike Samsung

      • Cheespider

        We will see about that.

        Samsung never outs their update plan. But it has excellent record.

        S2 from gingerbread to 4.2

        S3 went from 4.0 to 4.4( snapdragon variant)

        Note 2 from 4.1 to 4.4

        S4 from 4.2 to 4.4 and lollipop is coming soon.

        Others are too new to judge.

        We will see when Samsung offers update and when HTC does it.

        • Tomislav Nagode

          S2 from 2.3 to 4.1.2 my friend, the i-9100 international version

  • AbbyZFresh

    Let’s hope HTC keeps their promise.

    Of course, I’ll be certainly using Lollipop on my Moto X in a few weeks from now.

    • Replicant Jason Booth

      So jealous

  • Steve Park

    HTC Promised 4.4.4 two months ago, but just received 4.4.3 two weeks ago on my M7. Not holding my breath that HTC can deliver 5.0 in 90 days with carrier delays thrown in.

    • Chris

      I have 4.4.4 on my m8

    • Marty

      4.4.2 on my AT&T M7, 4.4.4 on my unlocked M8. Unlocked is definitely the way to go…

    • PussyDestroyerWithCupcakes

      HTC doesn’t promise it’s 90 day update promise with carrier variants. I have 4.4.4 on my M7 and M8 (GPE and Dev Models respectively).

    • Amir Abdullah

      HTC has decided to integrate Android 4.4.4 security updates into the older Android 4.4.3 software

  • Marty

    Looking forward to ART. I used ART on my Nexus 7 for awhile and found it to be a great improvement.

  • Szymon

    If HTC received finall build it means Nexus users should soon see factory images posted and OTA rollout comming.

  • YeOldeRam

    lets race my oneplus one vs htc m8 for android lollipop

    • spectremANDROID

      Verizon actually has been doing a pretty good job as of late, but you’ll all excuse me if I don’t hold my breath for that 5.0 update. I’m all SENSed out at this point anyway.

      In fact, I’m poised to jump carriers and trade up to a Nexus 6. Anybody wanna bet I can do that before the my Verizon M8 gets Lollopopped?

  • finanandroid

    HTC M8 VZW got 4.4.4 HTC and Verizon doing a great jobs updating OS

  • SugarFreeTargets

    I’m sure HTC will be able to do it without issues. But with AT&T though… I highly we’ll be able to get it if they haven’t even pushed 4.4.3(fixed) yet.

  • Shark Bait

    Fantastic, liking the transparency. More companies should behave like this. Let’s hope they can keep a promise!

  • nick

    Shouldn’t HTC already have the software since they developed the Nexus 9?

  • brendanhohoho

    The new One M8 is beautifully design and constructed, is fast and has a great display, uses one of the best manufacturer-customized interfaces we’ve seen in recent time, and delivers all that without demanding compromise on battery life.