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HTC recommits to 90 day Android 5.0 update

News by Luke Jones on Tuesday November 04, 2014.

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HTC has reiterated its commitment to update the HTC One M7 and One M8 to Android 5.0 Lollipop within 90 days. When Google announced the new version of its mobile platform (Android L as it was then) HTC said that it would be updating this year's and 2013's flagship within three months of Lollipop's release.

Google launched Android 5.0 fully two weeks ago and since then HTC has been waiting on the software from Mountain View. The Taiwanese company has now confirmed that is has received the Android 5.0 code from Google and it is now working on the software to release it. The company is sticking to its plans and said it will be rolling out the update to the M7 and M8 within 90 days.

You may remember that HTC said a similar thing with KitKat, but actually ended up being a few days late, hopefully the company will deliver this time. The company will now spend the time between customizing Google's stock Android with its own software flourishes, chief among which will be the company's Sense UI. Now on version 6, it was reported that the M7 and M8 update would be coming with a new Sense 7 UI, but it now seems as though the current Sense 6 UI will be used.

Sense 7 is still in the works, but users may have to wait until HTC launches a new flagship early in 2015 their hands on the new UI. The One M7 and M8 will not be the only HTC devices getting the Android 5.0 upgrade as many of the newly launched Desire handsets from this year will also get the bump, although they will have to wait longer than the first three months.

Android 5.0 Lollipop will be rolling out to the Google Nexus devices this month before spreading its wings to other OEM's over the coming months.

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