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HTC Confirms Android M for 2014 One M8

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday July 15, 2015.

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One M8
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HTC is always among the first to detail its plans for new Android builds and the day Google announced Android M at I/O the company said its One M9 and One M9+ flagships would be getting the software within three months of its release. Now the struggling Taiwanese giant has also confirmed that the 2014 flagship, the One M8, will also be getting Android M.

Mo Versi, who is usually the one breaking this news took to Twitter to confirm the news when asked by a One M8 owner. HTC?s VP of Product Management said that indeed the One M8 will be getting Android M, but he did not say how long users will have to wait. We imagine the device will get it shortly after the One M9, just like this year with the original HTC One getting Lollipop along with the M8.

Like other flagships in HTC's arsenal, the One M8 is part of the Advantage Program, which means the company promises to support it for at least two years after launch. In the M8's case, that would be March 2016, so expect Android M to land sometime before then. That is not good news for those still rocking the original One M7 (still the best of the range for our money) as it is well past its two year frame and HTC is very unlikely to bump it to Android M next year.

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