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HTC: One M9 and M9+ will get Android M, more device announcements coming later

HTC has revealed it will be bringing Android M to the One M9 and M9+, with more device announcements coming a bit later. This time around, there's no 90 day promise.

Published onMay 29, 2015

Starting with Android Lollipop, we saw a number of OEMs attempt to up their game when it came to pushing out prompt updates. HTCwas among the first OEMs to promise fast updates to Android Lollipop, with a commitment to bringing the update out in 90 days or less. While a number of delays kept it from meeting its initial goal, it was still fairly responsive when it came to delivering Android 5.0 Lollipop.

To little surprise, HTCis once again one of the first OEMs to speak up about their Android M plans. Taking to Twitter, HTChas announced that the One M9 and M9+ will both be upgraded to Android M, with more device announcements coming soon. While we can’t say for sure, we’d say it is a pretty safe bet that the One M8 and some of last year’s higher-end Desire devices will also get some M lovin’, but that’s just speculation at this stage.

We’re excited to announce that the HTCOne M9 and M9+ will be updated to Android M, with more devices to be announced soon! #io15
— HTC(@htc) May 28, 2015

Honestly, we aren’t surprised by HTC’s news about the M9 or the M9+, as it was pretty obvious. What is more interesting is that HTCdidn’t mention the One M8 right away, also it isn’t putting up a deadline for its update this time around. Even back as early as the Android L preview, HTCpromised it would be able to get the update out in 90 days or less from the time the final build arrived. Of course, HTCis probably just being cautious here, considering the delays seen by Lollipop. Still, it’s nice to have some sort of timeframe in mind when it comes to major updates.

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At least as far as we’ve seen, HTCis the only OEM to formally speak about its plans for M this early in the game. We’ll be sure to update you as soon as we learn more.