Now that Android N was revealed a few weeks ago, it makes sense that the newer Android devices should be getting Android M (also known as version 6.0 or Marshmallow). One company that did a pretty good job of getting Marshmallow to its subscribers is HTC, which is a brand that has a good number of users with many devices, besides its flagship series. This is the latest news about Android M 6.0 Marshmallow and Android N Release Date for HTC One M9, One M8, and HTC Desire Series on Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, US Cellular, and AT&T.
So far, the HTC 10 began rolling out about a month ago, and I am hopefully going to get my hands on it so I can write a review on it. The HTC 10, which changed its name to a more simplified form, has Android M out of the packaging, and the two flagship phones from two years ago, the HTC One M9 and the HTC One M8, are pretty much covered by all five carriers.
Unfortunately, there just has been hardly any word this week about the Android upgrade to HTC products. A while ago, there was a list of HTC devices that would be receiving the upgrade would be as follows:
- 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
We know for sure that there was a report on Android Authority that the Desire Eye, Desire 816, M8 Eye, and Desire 820 is starting to come out in the International versions. There was also a separate report confirming that Android 6.0.1 has come to HTC Desire 820, and the same applies to the other three non-flagship phones.
It is possible that the upgrade could be available on your newer HTC device already, but one carrier for the same phone and yet not on another, which has become a pattern for Android rollouts. If you have a recent HTC device, you might already have access to Marshmallow already, especially if you have a flagship. Just go to "Settings" and "System Update" to see if you can download the Over the Air (OTA) upgrade now.
As for Android N, it won't be coming to HTC devices for quite a while, and it will probably come to the newest HTC devices first which include the HTC One A9, HTC One M9, and HTC 10. As for the when, the latest Nexus devices will be the first to receive it, of course, but HTC will probably be getting it the following year.