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HTC One M8 promised Android L upgrade within 90 days of release

HTC has promised to upgrade the HTC One M8 and original HTC One M7 to the new Android L within 90 days of its release.

Google announced the new Android L operating system and some of its key features during the Google I/O keynote.

Although the Android L OS won’t arrive until sometime in the autumn, HTC has been quick to promise its flagship phones, including the new HTC One M8, will receive the update within three months of the company receiving the code from Google.

“HTC is excited about the new features in the Android L release and we can’t wait to share them with our customers,” said HTC in a statement. “We are committed to updating our flagship HTC One family as fast as possible as part of our HTC Advantage program.”

“We will begin rolling out updates to the HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 worldwide within 90 days of receiving final software from Google, followed shortly thereafter by other One family members and select devices.”

To reiterate, HTC’s 90 day countdown doesn’t start until HTC receives the Google code in the autumn, so you won’t get Android L on your phone until after that point.

“We don’t know precisely when we’ll get full code from Google, but wanted to make sure you’re aware of our commitment.”

Google’s Android L update brings a host of new features to its army of Android devices, most noticeably the new “material” design theme.

This introduces block colours, cleaner designs and shadowed layers to increase the depth and clarity of its mobile UI.

“We wanted to take a radical new approach to design. We wanted Android to have a fresh, bold design”, said Sundar Pichai, Google senior VP and head of Android.

Google hasn’t yet clarified what that L stands for yet, but most are putting their money on lollipop.

Read more: Android 5.0 L features: What’s new?

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