On February 12, HTC’s Mo Versi has announced on his Twitter account that the company has received technical approval on Marshmallow for the One M9 and the OTA was scheduled to start four days later. On February 13, Versi added that the Verizon HTC One M9 update will be live on the same day, but the latter carrier had in plan to upgrade two other different flagships on February 16: LG’s G4 and G3.
The Marshmallow 6.0 Marshmallow is finally available for Verizon’s LG G4, G4 and HTC One M9 over the air, and the users are advised to connect to a wireless network and to have their batteries fully charged before downloading the update. The One M9 will receive the software version 3.37.605.7 alongside Sense 7.0, the G3 will upgraded to VS98546A and the G4 to VS98624C.
All three devices will benefit from Marshmallow’s new features and changes, such as a different apps menu, the new search bar up at the top, the clock is more stylish, the users can add a lock screen message, there’s a new battery area called “optimization”, the volume controls have changed, applications will ask permission for accessing parts of the device (microphone, camera, location), Doze will give the battery life a boost etc. For a full change log of everything that has been introduced in Marshmallow, you can head to Verizon’s page.
The One M9 is a 5-inch flagship which is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor clocked at 2GHz, and which is backed by 3GB of RAM, it has a 20MP camera on the back with f/2.2 optics, and a secondary camera of 4MP (Ultrapixel), while the battery has a capacity of 2840mAh.
Both the LG G3 and G4 have a 5.5-inch screen supporting a QHD resolution and a battery of 3000mAh. The newer model is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor clocked at 1.82GHz and it’s backed by 3GB of RAM, while the previous device has a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801quad core processor running at 2.5GHz, and the variant with 16GB of storage houses 2GB of RAM, while the variant with 32GB of storage supports 3GB of RAM. The primary camera of the G4 has a resolution of 16MP (f/1.8 optics) and it offers OIS, while the G3 has a 13MP main camera with f/2.4 optics, phase detection/laser autofocus and OIS. The front camera of the G4 is 8MP, which was more advanced than the 2.1MP shooter from the G3.
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