News by Luke Jones on Thursday June 26, 2014.
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HTC has revealed that it will be quick to adopt the Android L update across its various devices when the new version of Google's platform arrives later in the year. Android L-release was announced yesterday at Google's I/O conference and is the most audacious version of the software yet, offering an almost complete overhaul of the system. A new design, and numerous features will accompany Android L, while Google has spread the platform to cover all things, so you can expect to see L (by then in its food based guise) everywhere.The beauty of Android is its open source nature, but it can also be a pain. For example, new releases of the platform arrive sporadically depending on when manufacturers and carriers decide to roll it out. Google's own Nexus devices typically get new Android versions instantly, but for those of us not rocking a Nexus, the wait can be months. Considering KitKat has only been around for 8 months and is being replaced soon suggests that waiting months to get it is rather pointless. HTC was quick with KitKat adoption, rolling it out within 90 days of release. The company has now confirmed it will do the same with Android L, a version of the platform that is admittedly likely to stick around longer than KitKat. Before I/O had even started the company was saying it would issue the L update for its HTC One M8 and One M7 within 90 days of the OS reaching them. That is typically a few weeks before an official release, so it will be slightly less than 90 days for consumers. The company has confirmed this will be a global roll out that will encompass its current flagship and last year?s one. There is no word on other devices from the company, but we suspect they will get the L update shortly after the M8 and M7. "HTC is excited about the new features in the Android L release and we can't wait to share them with you. 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 Advantage protects your smartphone investment, ensuring you have the best smartphone experience long after purchase." source: HTC