HTC promised to update the One M7 and One M8 operating systems within 90 days of release of new versions of Android as part of its HTC Advantage program, to give customers peace of mind about updates for their devices. The company’s blog details the promise.
We’ve just seen final Lollipop code drop into AOSP, so HTC’s started the clock on that promise. In a post to HTC’s Elevate site, Laura Kimball said “HTC has received final Android Lollipop code from Google and the clock starts now! HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) will be updated within 90 days from today. More product updates to be announced soon!”
At this rate, HTC’s developers are going to have a busy holiday! The update should hit early February – if not sooner.
Remember, the 90-day software update promise for HTC Advantage only applies to the USA – Australian customers who got their phones from carriers will need to wait for their carrier to approve the update. If you bought your phone outright at retail, you’ll get the update from HTC, but it’ll probably be a little later than the US release. Still, it’s good to know the update will be available in a timely fashion.
Does HTC’s 90-day update guarantee influence your buying decision – even if it doesn’t apply to Australia? Tell us in the comments!