Google I/O 2015 keynote introduced Android M and all of its impressive features this week. While the OS maker is still in the process of testing out the OS with its developers, HTC has stepped up to confirm the release of Android M for its latest One M9 and One M9+ smartphones. The details of the release of the software were not shared immediately but the confirmation certainly brings a sense of content among its fans.
The Taiwanese tech giant has maintained an image for being one of the first OEMs to roll out the latest software updates like it did with Android 4.4 KitKat and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Now the tradition seems to continue even as Google is yet to release the final build of Android M.
We do not expect HTC to release the Android M anytime soon, as Google itself is expected to push the latest software sometime later this year. HTC confirmed the news via its official Twitter account, adding that more devices will join Android M soon.
We're excited to announce that the HTC One M9 and M9+ will be updated to Android M, with more devices to be announced soon! #io15
— HTC (@htc) May 28, 2015
It is also unclear how soon HTC will follow Google's lead in rolling out the update but if the company sticks to its 90-day schedule, HTC One M9 and One M9+ fans will be in for a treat sooner than most smartphones.
According to a report published by Android Authority, HTC's reference to other devices could be its One M8 and older Desire phones. But it appears HTC is playing safe by not putting out a deadline of 90 days or less to roll out the new software. After all, the company was taunted for missing its deadline more than once during Android Lollipop rollout.
But HTC's confirmation of Android M for its latest flagships is the first in the entire industry. No other smartphone manufacturer has confirmed the release of Google's latest software but we expect that to change in the months to come.