HTC to push Android updates for 2 years in all new “North American Flagship Devices”
HTC recently conducted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) where the company announced that they were going to support all “flagship” devices with Android operating system updates two years from their release date. However, this seems to apply to devices sold in North America only.
“Given the immense resource requirements for updates we can’t solve all our past issues, but today we are making a commitment to support all new North America flagship devices going forward with all major Android updates for 2 years after their release date,” said HTC during the Reddit AMA.
This means that if you buy an HTC device in the U.S. or Canada, then it will get two years worth of Android OS updates. It appears that HTC is the only OEM that has guaranteed two years of updates.
HTC has been criticized in the past for the failure to update the One X and One X+ beyond Android 4.2. These two devices are based on the Tegra 3. Apparently, NVIDIA was to blame for the lack of an update because there was no chipset support for newer versions of Android. HTC is now powering their high-end phones with Qualcom processors.@amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry