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HTC One and One M8 to get Android L update within 90 days of release

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Last Updated: Nov 27, 2017

HTC has already announced the Android L update will come with the HTC One and One M8 within 90 days of release, sticking to their promise on HTC Advantage of quick updates, alongside other advantages for US customers.

The HTC One is the predecessor to the One M8, the current flagship. It doesn’t look like other smartphones will be considered on HTC Advantage, we expect the HTC One Max and HTC One Mini 2 might get updates in the near future.

Android L brings a lot of redesign to the mobile OS. Material Design is the new language for developers and Google and will be used on Android, Chrome OS and the Web, as a way to create fluid and dynamic services.

This comes alongside new notifications that can be swiped away and responded to without moving out of the app. The notifications are also available on the home-screen and sorted by importance and geolocation.

Recents and other parts of Android have also been updated to include cross-platform integration. Web searches will now appear on Recents, allowing users to open a Webpage previously closed on Chrome, on their Android device.

All of this may or may not be implemented by HTC when they get around to announcing their skin, Sense. This may come with the new Material Design, but knowing HTC we will most likely get some twist on the design language.

The notifications and recents would be nice to see implemented, HTC currently has their own Recents interface, but have the same sort of notification tray that is available on stock Android.

Another contender for quick updates is Motorola, who create smartphones running on near stock Android. This should be easily implemented and released quick, Motorola is also working on an Android Wear smartwatch, the Moto 360.

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