HTC to update Android on “flagship” handsets for 2 years

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Good news for Android and some Windows Phone after a online Q&A revealed some juicy new details from HTC. First up, with Windows Phone 8X owners, HTC are working on an 8.1 upgrade as we speak. Secondly, if you’re looking to get a HTC Android device, the OS will be supported and upgraded by HTC for 2 years after launch.

The confirmation came in an AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything) on Reddit, where HTC stated that..

As strong partners of Microsoft, we’re working with Microsoft on the Blue update on Windows Phone 8X and will continue to take new products into consideration. Nothing concrete right now, but who knows!

The company also hinted that you’ll probably not see removable batteries any longer too..

The industry and HTC are making great strides in battery technology such that the need/want for removable battery is continually decreasing.

Good news all round it seems, and let’s hope that HTC can create a big impact at Mobile World Congress. We’ll be live a week today, so follow us on Twitter for all the latest.