htc one m9 review aa (27 of 34)

Starting with Android Lollipop, we saw a number of OEMs attempt to up their game when it came to pushing out prompt updates. HTC was 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, HTC is once again one of the first OEMs to speak up about their Android M plans. Taking to Twitter, HTC has 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.

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 HTC didn’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, HTC promised it would be able to get the update out in 90 days or less from the time the final build arrived. Of course, HTC is 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, HTC is 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.

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