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UK HTC One M8 and M9 get update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

HTC One M8 and M9 from the UK are getting an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. HTC has promised fast updates for its devices, but the action is not as easy to do as the announcement. Every country has to wait its turn because these things take time. Now it is time for the UK HTC One M8 to get its update.




The announcement came on Twitter from the HTC UK account and it appears that, in the next 48 hours, all One M8 devices from the country will be updated. The One M9 will be updated soon after too. This makes last year’s flagship the first to receive an update to Android’s most recent OS, ahead of this year’s one. Get ready to hit that Update Now button, folks!


Source: Twitter


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Unlocked HTC One M8 gets Android 6.0 OTA

HTC seems to get more and more timely with its updates these days. Case in point: the unlocked HTC One M8, which is getting an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the next 24 hours. The first device to get an update to Android 6.0 was M8 Google Play Edition, which received its OTA last month, and now it appears that the unlocked M8 version will get its due update as well.


HTC One M8



For HTC One M8 to get an update to Android 6.0 this early it means that its owners will get an update well before the owners of this year’s HTC flagship, One M9.


This OTA should bring about a comparatively stock-looking version of Sense UI. After the update arrives, its open source kernel files should be around in a month. This means that custom ROM makers will get new useful tools as they work on bringing their users the custom Marshmallow lifestyle.


Source: AndroidPolice

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HTC One M8 Google Play Edition first HTC device to update to Android 6.0

HTC One M8 will be the first HTC smartphone to get an official update to Android Marshmallow. This does not mean it is the first and only smartphone that gets the Android 6.0 treatment as HTC One A9 is the first one from the company to ship with the most recent Android OS.


HTC One M8



One M8 Google Play Edition is the first released smartphone from HTC that gets the update to Android 6.0. It is not an update requested by HTC as Google takes care of this side of things and OEMs are in charge with pushing out already existing updates.


The reason for 2014’s flagship timely-ish update is unknown, but the rest of the HTC devices will follow as soon as the OEM manages to update and improve the Sense UI to work better on said devices. Other versions of HTC One M8 will get the OTA in the near future, with M9 getting it soon as well. The carrier will have to work on the user interface before releasing Android 6.0 to the rest of the devices.


Our prediction is that the next device to get the update is HTC One M9, 2015’s flagship. The delay is probably due to the fact that Sense UI needs to be worked on substantially before a release is possible.


Source: AndroidCommunity

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Which HTC smartphones get Android 6.0? We got you covered!

Which HTC smartphones are getting the Android 6.0 treatment? Well, the Marshmallow can’t come to ALL devices out there, so we have to cut some back and let some bask in the glory of Google’s most recent operating system. HTC is still working on giving its customers a decent experience despite their own financial problems, and their most recent work with Google is supposed to help.

Android 6.0


There were no official announcements made yet, but some sites say that some HTC devices will get Android 6.0 soon. Is your smartphone among them? See below!


HTC smartphones getting the Android 6.0 Marshmallow treatment:

  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M8s
  • HTC M8 EYE
  • HTC One E8
  • HTC Desire EYE
  • HTC Desire 816
  • HTC Desire 820
  • HTC Desire 826
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC One M9+
  • HTC One ME
    HTC One E9
  • HTC One E9+
  • HTC Butterfly 2
  • HTC Butterfly 3.


The leak comes from MaximusHD ROM and XDA developer LlabTooFeR, who shared the info over Twitter a few days ago. He also noted that these are just preliminary tests and that other devices may never taste the Marshmallow because their hardware can’t afford it.

HTC is the first manufacturer to already make a list with upgradeable smartphones as there are no other similar leaks form other mobile manufacturers. The new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are the first devices to get Android 6.0 though, as always.


Source: LlabTooFeR/Twitter

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HTC One M8 will get Android M update, HTC execs say

If you have an HTC One M8 lying around wishing you got some love from the devs at Android, wait no longer because it’s been made official that the 2014 flagship will get updated to the M Android version; when it launches that is. Mo Versi is the one who made the announcement in a response to a Twitter question, so it’s as official as it gets.


HTC One M8



Previously, Jeff Gordon, another executive from HTC, announced that M will be released for One M9 and M9+ with more devices to follow. It appears that last year’s flagship will be one of these followers, as expected.

If the launch of Android M will follow the same timeline as Lollipop, it should arrive sometime around the end of the year, when M8 will be almost 2 years old. Considering the fact that HTC usually updates its devices as old as two years, M8 is clearly covered.

Source: Twitter via AndroidPolice

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HTC released kernel source for One M7 and M8 Google Play Edition

HTC recently posted the kernel source for Android 5.1 for the One M7 and M8 Google Play Edition devices. They were updated earlier this month and now we can actually see what their kernel source looks like.




The M8 release gets version 4.04.1700.6 whereas One M7 gets version 6.04.1700.6. This info is useful for developers and people who are considering flashing custom ROMs.


HTC kernel source


Even if they are some of the last devices of the Google Play Edition program, they are also the first to get Android 5.1. The kernel source may help developers develop software for M9 and other phones of the line.


Source: HTCDEV