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Android 6.0 and 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update Release Date for HTC One M9, One A9, and One M8 on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile

( [email protected] ) Dec 10, 2015 06:32 PM EST
It has been a long two months since Google announced that their new Android Operating System, version 6.0 (also known as Android M or Marshmallow) was rolling out.  It came first to Google's own phones, the Nexus series, and now this upgrade is getting another upgrade with version 6.0.1.  As far as other Android devices are concerned, like the ones from HTC, their users want to know when version 6.0 or 6.0.1 is coming.  Here is what we know about the Android M Version 6.0 and 6.0.1 Marshmallow Release Date for HTC One M9, One A9, and One M8 on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.
HTC One M9. (Photo Credit: Kris Rollins) Kristina Rollins

It has been a long two months since Google announced that their new Android Operating System, version 6.0 (also known as Android M or Marshmallow) was rolling out.  It came first to Google's own phones, the Nexus series, and now this upgrade is getting another upgrade with version 6.0.1.  As far as other Android devices are concerned, like the ones from HTC, their users want to know when version 6.0 or 6.0.1 is coming.  Here is what we know about the Android M Version 6.0 and 6.0.1 Marshmallow Release Date for HTC One M9, One A9, and One M8 on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

As many of you might be aware, Google really pulled a surprise out of their big hat and released a software update to version 6.0.1 to their Nexus series.   This included their newest Nexus phones as well as the brand new, Marshmallow out of the box, Nexus 5X and 6P.  According to Gotta be Mobile, it sounds like the Android 6.0.1 update is coming to the HTC One A9, as well as the One M9. 

In fact, Pocket-Lint reports a recent tweet from Mo Versi, the head of product management at HTC, and the best source when it comes to HTC Android upgrades.  This is what he had to say:  "Lots of questions on this, so quick update: M9 unlocked Marshmallow OS update and A9 6.0.1 (with updated emoji) is on target for this month".

HTC has openly stated several promises.  One of them is a 90-day promise for updates on their newest phones, meaning you should be getting your Android upgrade if your phone was purchased within two years of the update's release. This means that the HTC One M7 is not eligible, as well as the HTC One Mini and the HTC One Mini 2. 

HTC has made it clear that certain phones are eligible with both the HTC One M9 and M8 would be updated by the end of this year, but it might not happen for the M8, according to Tech Radar

According to Android Pit, other confirmed phones that will receive the Android 6.0 upgrade include:

  • HTC One M9+
  • HTC One E9+
  • HTC One E9
  • HTC One ME
  • HTC One E8
  • HTC One M8 EYE
  • HTC One Butterfly 3
  • HTC Desire 826
  • HTC One 820
  • HTC Desire 816

It looks like the above list of phones probably won't be receiving their Android upgrade to 6.0 until 2016.  The actual release date could be dependent on the carrier, such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or US Cellular.