Both the One M9 and M8 flagships from HTC will be upgraded to Android Marshmallow in the next few days, according to HTC executive Mo Versi, and the firmware will be rolled out via an OTA update. LG will also roll out the new Android version to its G4 and G3, but the users will need to wait a little longer. The Moto G 2015 already has the Marshmallow update, as Motorola started sending it out to the unlocked version of the device in December.
On Saturday, the HTC executive Mo Versi announced on Twitter that the One M9 on Sasktel, Rogers, Wind and Videotron will receive the Marshmallow OS update on Monday, but he didn’t mention anything about when the update will hit the variants on AT&T and Verizon. As for the One M8, the handset will receive Marshmallow OS upgrades starting on January 25, although the Asian models already run on the ROM version number 6.14.707.1. The file has 1.14GB in size and brings a bunch of bug fixes and improvements.
The Android 6.0 update will make its way to other HTC handsets, such as the One M9+, A9, E9, E9+, ME, E8, M8 Eye, Butterfly 3, Desire 816, Desire 820 and Desire 826, but it’s not yet known when that will happen. However, the devices will receive the new HTC Sense UI and Android Marshmallow’s new features such as Doze, the battery saver which extends the phone’s life by up to 30 percent; Google Now on Tap, which provides relevant information when it detects key words on the screen, such as movie titles, by offering links to the Internet Movie Database app; better app permissions; direct share; fingerprint support; simpler volume controls etc.
The unlocked version of the Moto G 2015 started receiving the Marshmallow update around Christmas, and currently, all handsets should run on the new OS, but if there are exceptions, please let us know.
The LG G4 flagship will get the update on February 1, while the G3 on Canadian carrier Telus is programmed to receive it on Marsh 14. In December, the update already rolled out to G3 phones in Poland and in March, this year, Marshmallow will be available for the handsets connected to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon.
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