In our last article about Marshmallow updates for HTC phones, Mo Versi, the Vice President of Product Management at HTC, announced that One M9 users will soon start receiving the Android 6.0 update. There were also reports that other HTC devices would also be getting the upgrades soon. And HTC has kept its promise.
The Taiwanese multinational phone manufacturer has released the Android Marshmallow 6.0 update for One M9 and One M8. It has also already implemented the upgrading of One A9 and Desire Eye devices to Marshmallow 6.0.1. It is expected to roll out the update to other older HTC flagship handsets.
It has been reported that in China, the HTC One E8 and One M8 Eye are now receiving updates for Android Marshmallow 6.0. In Italy and the UAE, HTC Sense 7.0 is getting the Android 6.0.1 upgrade. In the United States, AT&T is expected to release the OS update for the Desire Eye at the end of this month. On the other hand, HTC Desire Eye users in Italy and the UAE are already receiving 6.0.1 upgrades along with HTC Sense 7.0 UI even if the Desire Eye was not originally included in the list of devices eligible for Android OS updates.
Desire Eye users can enjoy a whole bunch of new features when they upgrade, such as Google Now on Tap, Doze, and a new system for app permissions. The update weighs a total of 1.6 GB ad comes in two parts. The first part prepares the device for Marshmallow and the second one holds the actual Android 6.0.1 files. Desire Eye users must make sure they have at least 50 percent battery life when performing the upgrade.
The owners of unlocked HTC One A9 handsets can already upgrade to Marshmallow 6.0.1 and enjoy the more than 200 emojis that come with the new software. The owners of HTC One M9 who are Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile subscribers received the Android Marshmallow 6.0 update at the beginning of the month, but the network carrier AT&T has not yet released the latest OS to One M9 users. Verizon and T-Mobile have also rolled out Marshmallow updates for the HTC One M8 at the start of March.
HTC Users in China, Europe, and the UAE seem to be getting a head start on enjoying the latest Android software. Those in the United States will most likely have to wait a bit more as the updates still need to go through approval with the carriers first before they can get to you.
The anticipated new smartphone from HTC, the One M10 is expected to be released with the HTC Sense 8.0 UI and the Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 OS. The Taiwanese smartphone makers have been trying to keep the features of this phone hush-hush but have been dropping hints to build up the momentum for its launch. It is rumored to have stunning camera features that will be world class. Techies are excitedly waiting for its release this April (hopefully that’s not just a rumor too) to see what the HTC One M10 truly has to offer.