Even though the rollout of Android Version 6.0 (also known as Android M or Marshmallow) has been pretty slow over the past few months, it would appear that HTC has it, at least on their flagship phones. News have been pretty sparse as far as other phones that the company has put out, and this is the latest news about the Android M 6.0 Marshmallow Release Date for HTC One M9, the One M8, and the Desire series on Sprint, US Cellular, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile.
At this point, there really is no point in talking about the flagship phones. Last week, the company proudly announced the HTC 10, the newest flagship and standard-setter for the company, and it will have Android 6.0 right out of the box.
So that takes care of the company's current flagship, but to make it even more impressive, HTC's flagship phone of last year, the HTC One M9, has Marshmallow on all five of the major United States carriers. Not only that the flagship phone from two years ago, the HTC One M8, has Marshmallow as well. All in all, it is a good report from the company.
We have reported numerous times that the HTC One M7, a flagship phone that is now three years old, won't be receiving the Marshmallow upgrade because HTC only covers their Android devices that are less than two years old. That rule still applies, but a report from Neurogadget states that BeanStalk, a well-known custom ROM developer community, has released an Android 6.0 custom ROM for the HTC One M7. Steps for downloading it are available here, so follow them closely if this is what you want.
Of course, the flagships are not the only ones to be receiving the Marshmallow upgrade, and here is a list of other HTC devices to receive the Android upgrade, according to Android Authority.
- HTC One M9+
- HTC One E9+
- 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
For some odd reason, information is scarce on when these particular non-flagships from HTC will be receiving their upgrade. It is known that the Desire Eye and the Desire 816 have had Marshmallow hitting the International versions of those devices, and the HTC One M8 Eye has been getting Android M, at least in India. Sadly, there isn't a roadmap for HTC to rollout Marshmallow release dates on these devices.
It is not good that these other phones are not receiving as much press as their flagship counterparts. Generally, Mo Versi, the Vice President of Product Management at HTC is a good source of information for the Android rollout, but his Twitter Page is full of announcements about the HTC 10, with a lot of praise.
So if you have a recent HTC device, it is possible that it has access to Marshmallow already. So if you happen to be a user of one of these HTC non-flagship devices, you should check your "Settings" and "System Update" to see if you can download the Over the Air (OTA) upgrade now. It is possible that the upgrade could be available on one carrier for the same phone and yet not on another, which is a pattern in Android rollouts.