HTC provides details on the software update process

Summary:We all know the Android software update process is quite complicated due to all the various parties involved and now HTC pulls back the curtain to help us better understand it all.

HTC provides details on the software update process
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In the past one of my major concerns with HTC was the lack of timely software updates. They have done a great job with the HTC One, bringing Android 4.3 soon after release with 4.4 coming soon .

HTC launched a new website, HTC Software Updates, that includes the status of current devices along with a full diagram of the entire update process. I knew there were a lot of parties involved at different stages, but didn't know the process was as complicated as it is. It is also quite clear that carriers have a lot of influence on the update process.

The diagram and detailed information should help give us all a better understanding and maybe a bit more patience when it comes to receiving updates. I see my T-Mobile HTC One is currently in the integration phase with certification and push to customer stages still to come.

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Topics: Mobility, Google


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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