HTC has reiterated the promise that it had earlier made when the Google announced Android Lollipop (Android L back then) at Google I/O.
The Taiwanese #Smartphone maker today made it official via the company’s Twitter handle that it has obtained the Android Lollipop source code from Google and that the first handsets to be updated would be the HTC One (M8) and the One (M7) thanks to the HTC Advantage program.
While Google has actually let out the Android Lollipop source code today, it is indeed a bit odd as to how HTC being an OEM received it so late.
Manufacturers usually receive their copy of the code much before Google dumps it onto the #AOSP (Android Open Source Project) repository, which basically takes hours since it contains code for a long list of Google’s Nexus devices.
Again the Nexus 9 (made by HTC) is already on sale in some countries meaning that HTC has indeed been fidgeting with the code for quite some time now.
Anyways, it is nice to see HTC make things official but for now the company has only confirmed the update for the One (M8) and the (M7) and Now that we know the source has been delivered, we will soon begin to see Sony, Samsung, and other manufacturers make their promises for the same as well.