Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 26 June 2014 08:58

HTC promises Android L for M7, One M8

Written by Fuad Abazovic



90 days after Google ships final software

Android L is definitely getting to the latest Nexus devices as well as Google Play Edition tablets and phones. We expect to see it first on the next generation Nexus at launch, followed by older devices like the Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 5. Google Play edition phones as well as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 Google edition will get it a bit later.

This is not the end of the list as HTC wants to let you know that it plans to update both HTC One M7 from 2013 and HTC One M8 2014 phones with Android L. This should happen within 90 days of receiving final software from Google. HTC US has a dedicated website where you will be able to track a progress or different development cycles that are necessary in order to get a desired android on your phone. HTC devices these phases in evaluation, development, integration, certification and fifth and final step is push to customer. If only the pictures worked on that website.

Android L for HTC M8 and M7 phones is actually in pre evaluation phase. You can see this one as -1 phase that occurs before the evaluation starts. Assuming that early September might be the time to see Android L launching, one can hope that HTC One M8 2014 can get this update before the end of the year. That is our best educated guess for now.

The Android upgrade path is really painful and frustrating process and for some phones including flagship LG G2 it takes a few quarters before they are ready to upgrade their phones to the latest Google Android version. We are talking up to 6 months delay after Google releases its flagship operating system and we don’t even want to mention that it takes ages for vendors to upgrade from Android 4.4.0 to 4.4.2 or god forbid the latest and greatest 4.4.4.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments