Android 4.4.4 and Android L Update Plans for HTC Family

We know that everyone is talking about the most recent Android L version, but let’s not leave aside the Android 4.4.4 update plans for the popular HTC family. Now we have just discovered that the manufacturer has scheduled to roll out Android 4.4.4, but this doesn’t means that it forgets about Android L. This version is included in the plan as well, as it follows:

HTC One (M8), One (M7), One mini 2, One M8, One E8 and One M8 Ace preparing for Android 4.4.4

In the first place, we have previously heard that the Android 4.4.3 update was confirmed to come for the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) model, but taking in consideration that the new Android 4.4.4 is a lightweight update, the company has decided to combine the two versions for both its HTC One models. Given the new conditions, HTC One M7 and M8 models are scheduled to get the Android 4.4.3 and 4.4.4 version plus a new Sense 6 update in the July-August period.

Moreover, HTC’s One mini 2, the dual SIM One M8, as well as its One E8 and One M8 Ace models will also be updated to Android 4.4.4 between August and September. But we cannot say the same thing about other dual SIM One M7 handset, the company’s One Max or the first One mini – these ones won’t be getting the update at all.

Android L Update on the way

HTC has just announced us that it will update both its HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8) to Android L, but this will happen only 90 days after Google drops off the final version of this new OS.

Moreover, an XDA contributor and HTC insider Llabtoofer have posted a chart showing us which devices should be receiving updates in the future, and which HTC handsets won’t have this privilege.

According to this leak, it seems that the manufacturer is taking in consideration the possibility of bringing Android L to some other mid to low-tier handsets as well such as Butterfly S, Desire 816 and Desire 610. They are currently marked as being under evaluation, but nothing is known for sure. The requirements of these OS requirements are unknown, so we have no clues about what is this evaluation based on.

Finally, don’t forget about the HTC Advantage program which promises the most recent Android software updates for a new HTC smartphone for two years after the model is released. The program also includes the popular HTC Backup, which lets you save “accounts, apps, bookmarks, home screen layout, settings, and widgets” in the cloud and then easily restore them on a new handset. Storage offered is up to 50 GB, when you count in Google Drive, so it could be more than useful, not to that the manufacturer promises to replace the broken screen of your device for free, offer which is valid within the first six months after purchase, for one time only, but only if you choose a new HTC handset from the One line.

All these, along with the most recent Android update sound perfect together, don’t you think?