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HTC will bring all 'major Android updates' to new flagship devices for two years (update: only in North America)

Chris Velazco, @chrisvelazco
February 14, 2014
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Members of HTC's US product team have just started taking questions from Android fans over on Reddit, and they're already dropping some goodies. After conceding that the company's track record with updates isn't spotless, they confirmed that HTC plans to bring "all major Android updates" to its forthcoming North American flagship devices for a full two years after they've been released.

We can hazard a guess at what those new flagships may be, but it's heartening to see HTC pledge prolonged support for its new phones. After all, few things are as frustrating as buying a shiny new smartphone only to see its maker basically forget about it after a few months. Sadly, HTC isn't a stranger to that stuff: the company caught flack for refusing to update the One X past Android 4.2, a decision it made to maintain a level of software parity between the Tegra and Snapdragon variants floating around out there. The move ruffled enough feathers to get HTC working on exploring the idea of an Android 4.4 update for the One X, but if the company sticks to its word such headaches will be a thing of the past.

Update: The original AMA post said HTC would "support all new flagship devices going forward with all major Android updates," but the company has clarified that it meant North American flagships specifically.

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