HTC One A9 from Sprint gets Android 6.0.1 OTA

HTC One A9 will get an update to Android 6.0.1 very very soon. This is the luckiest single Android device on the market at the moment because it is getting an update that only Nexus devices are enjoying at the moment. This smartphone is hooked up to Google somehow because it is getting updates sooner than most other OEM devices and it is receiving the monthly security patches well ahead of other flagships.     HTC One A9 unlocked was the first to get Android 6.0.1 at the end of 2015, and now the Sprint carrier version is getting the same treatment. This brings A9 to version 1.57.651.1, which brings about the new Android 6.0.1 emojis with some improvements and the following enhancements: Marshmallow 6.0.1 update Battery life improvements addition of Wi-Fi Calling functionality camera feature improvements system enhancements.   The OTA should already be on route to HTC One A9 devices. Just in case you’re not seeing the notification on your device yet, you should be patient because the release could be somewhat slow. Of course, you can grab the 1.86GB RUU file and flash it manually. If you do this you will lose your data forever, so be cautious. Or you can just wait for the update to reach you.   Source: HTC Support via AndroidPolice  

OnePlus updates One Plus X to OxygenOS 2.2.

OnePlus has begun working on its devices and their OS and the first to get an update on OxygenOS 2.2.0 is One Plus X. One Plus X is close to getting the OTA and if you are lucky and have one of these, you too could be getting the update in the next 24 hours. The manufacturer has announced that the update has started to roll out today.       One Plus X was launched with Android Lollipop and the Android version remains the same, with some changes. The changelog includes the manual camera mode found on OnePlus 2 earlier last year, the option to save photos to a microSD card and dual SIM preferences added to system settings.   Official changelog: Manual mode for Camera App Save to SD card option in Camera App USSD bug fix for India Added dual SIM preferences back in system settings OTA App upgrade Security patches General bug fixes and optimizations   Apart from the aforementioned changes, the rest of the update is comprised of bug fixes. Happy updating!   Source: OnePlusNet

Moto G 2nd gen gets soak test for Android 6.0 in India and Brasil

Do you have a second gen Moto G? Then you should start jumping up and down with joy because there is a soak test of the Android 6.0 update that has just begun rolling out on devices in India and Brazil. Only a small number of users will get to test the OTA and if everything goes well, the update will come to ALL of the devices.       Dave Schuster of Motorola was nice enough to keep us posted with what devices are getting updated. Both the 3G-only and LTE versions of Moto G 2nd gen are getting the update soak test. Motorola will monitor the feedback received from the handful of users who are lucky enough to test it and if the update is free of bugs and problems, it should go live in about a week.   The OTA has the usual Android 6.0 stuff like doze mode, better permissions and granular control over features plus do-not-disturbed, among others. You can check the source link for more details on the changes.   Source: Motorola  

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.       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

ASUS ZenFone 2 update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow is coming!

ASUS ZenFone 2 will get an update to Android 6.0 in the near future. You didn’t expect that, did you? When you think about smartphones, ASUS is not the most obvious choice, but some may like their products, be they laptops, tablets or even smartphones. The affordable phone with 4 GB of RAM will get the upgrade to Marshmallow, but when is that going to happen?       We do not have a clear answer for that yet. The important thing is, it will come when it comes and we should be grateful for it. Asus is not updating only the ZenFone 2, because it announced that other smart devices will get the update as well. This includes ZenFone 2 Deluxe, and ZenFone 2 Laser, ZenFone Selfie and PadFone S.   Android 6.0 Marshmallow Plan for ASUS Smartphones PadFoneS (PF500KL) ZenFone2 (ZE550ML/ZE551ML) ZenFone2 Deluxe / Special Edition (ZE551ML) ZenFone2 Laser (ZE500KG/ZE500KL/ZE550KL/ZE600KL/ZE601KL) ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL)   Source: Asus

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.       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