Like many other smartphone owners, people who have HTC phones are eagerly waiting for the Android 6.0 update to reach their devices. Unfortunately, the rollout has been very slow so, more than six months after Marshmallow was released, the update still has not reached all HTC device users around the world.
HTC One M8, M9, and other models
Some users are luckier than others, though, particularly those who own flagship devices from the Taiwanese tech company. The HTC One M8 and the HTC One M9 (which are the company’s flagship phones in 2014 and 2015, respectively) have received the Android 6.0 update from the U.S.’s five major telecommunication companies. This is definitely better compared to other manufacturers, such as Samsung, whose flagship phones haven’t yet received updates from certain carriers like AT&T.
Aside from the One M8 and One M9, other HTC phones are expected to receive the Marshmallow update. According to Pocket Lint, these include the HTC One M8, One M9+, One ME, One E8, One E9, and One E9+. The HTC Butterfly 3, Desire 820, and Desire 826 are also due to receive the update any time soon, while updates for the HTC Desire 816, Desire Eye, and One M8 Eye are already rolling out in certain parts of the world.
Those who own HTC flagship devices and even non-flagship phones will want to tap “Settings” then “System Update” to check if the Android 6.0 update is already available for their unit through over-the-air (OTA) download. It’s possible that a carrier in a certain region may already have released the Marshmallow update for one or more HTC phones, even though other carriers in the same area haven’t yet rolled out their updates.
New HTC phones with Android Marshmallow
HTC fans who haven’t yet received the Android 6.0 update have two choices: wait for the update to reach them or upgrade to a new HTC phone that comes with Marshmallow built inside it. One example is the recently released HTC 10, which comes pre-installed with Android Marshmallow and has a Snapdragon 820 processor, a 12MP camera, USB-C charging, and 32GB built-in storage (which is expandable). Another option is the HTC One S9, which will reportedly be launched in Europe soon and probably in other countries and regions. The One S9 is built with Android Marshmallow and has a 13MP rear camera, 16GB built-in storage, a five-inch Super LCD display, and a 2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 processor.