News by Luke Jones on Friday May 29, 2015.
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When Google announced Android L (later to be Lollipop) at its I/O event last year, HTC was one of the first companies to confirm its flagship handsets would get the software, even though L was six months away from release. Fast forward to this year, the same day Google unveiled Android M at I/O, and HTC has once again promised to deliver swift upgrades to the software when it is launched (likely this October or November).HTC's Senior Global Online Communications Manager, Jeff Gordon, revealed that the new flagship HTC One M9 and One M9+ would both be getting Android M. Last year and indeed the year before, HTC promised to deliver the new Android within three months of its release, and while no such promises have been made this year (yet) we imagine the company will deliver a similar timeframe. Of course, it's hardly a great surprise that the Taiwanese company will be upgrading the One M9 and M9+, as brand new flagships we outright expect that they be bumped to M in double time. What of the other handsets in the company's portfolio though, will they be getting the new Android build? Gordon said that "more devices" will be "announced soon". As is usual, we expect HTC to upgrade all its high end devices and even a few mid-range and budget smartphones too.
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