HTC is really getting into the Android smartphone game as their HTC 10 is up to par with the LG G5 and the Samsung Galaxy S7. The company was really good about getting the current version of Android, version 6.0 (also known as Marshmallow or Android M), to their consumers. 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, Verizon, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and AT&T.
So, I mentioned in my review on the HTC 10 that Android Marshmallow was out of the box. Then there is the flagship from last year, the HTC One M9, as well as the HTC One M8 from two years ago. HTC doesn't update their flagships from two years ago, and there is word that the upgrade is available on all carriers.
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, but this is old news. 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 far as Android N is concerned, Know Your Mobile reports that the HTC 10 should have Android N by December. This is with the model that the last flagship, the HTC One M9, had Marshmallow by December of last year. Actually, I don't remember that happening, but it is pretty clear that the HTC 10 will get Android N first, and then work its way down, but the HTC One M8 probably won't get it.