The newest version of Android with version 6.0, also known as Android M or Marshmallow, has been out for a few months. It is starting to become an annual tradition for Google to release their latest version (generally with a point-zero at the end) in the fall, and then give it to their own personally owned Nexus devices. The good news is that this week is when companies that make Android devices like Samsung, LG, and others are starting to receive Marshmallow, and this includes HTC. This is what is the news about Android M Version 6.0 Marshmallow Release Date HTC One M9 and M8 for US Cellular, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.
As it is, HTC has been able to give Android 6.0 to its customers, at least to those who have the HTC One M9. According to Gotta Be Mobile, the HTC One M9 on Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile all received the upgrade.
So far, that leaves only AT&T being the odd man out. This isn't really surprising, as Android rollouts often come to certain carriers first, and some come before others, with no real pattern to it. On a personal note, I have the HTC One M9, and I am with Verizon. Today, I went into the Settings Menu and made certain that I got the Over The Air (OTA) update. It took several minutes for it to get there, but now Marshmallow is on my phone.
This leaves the next flagship phone down on the list, which would be the HTC One M8, and it is scheduled to arrive before the end of February. Hopefully, that will happen, as it was promised before the year was out that both the HTC One M9 and the HTC One M8 would have Marshmallow before "the beginning end of 2015". This isn't the first time that HTC hasn't made their usual deadline of getting the latest version of Android before their 90-day goal.
Here is a list of phones that are slated to receive the Android upgrade:
- HTC One M9+
- HTC One M8+
- HTC One E9
- HTC One ME
- HTC One E8
- HTC One M8 EYE
- HTC Butterfly 3
- HTC Desire 826
- HTC Desire 820
- HTC Desire 816
If you have one of the devices listed above, and you are interested in seeing when your particular model of HTC phone is set to receive its Android upgrade, then I highly recommend seeing what Mo Versi has to say about it on Twitter. Mo Versi is the Vice President of Product Management at HTC, and his tweets usually tell reveal HTC's Android release date goals, and they are generally accurate.