HTC’s 2014 flagship seems to be getting Android Marshmallow a lot quicker than flagship phones released in 2015. After releasing Android 6.0 for the unlocked HTC One M8 in the US, HTC has now flipped the switch on its update servers is Asia as well. HTC One M8 owners can now download the 1.14GB software update which includes Google Now on Tap, tweaks and enhancements to HTC Sense, improved battery life with Android’s new doze functionality and the ability to increase the system storage on the phone with the new adaptive storage feature (see video below).
If you have not yet received the update notification on your HTC One M8, go to Settings > About > Software Updates > Check Now to check if the update is available for your device.
Rumor has it that the European variant of the HTC One M8 will be receiving the same update sometime next week. Carrier-branded versions of the One M8 and One M9 should be getting their updates soon as well. HTC’s software update page for the US lists Android Marshmallow updated all carrier versions of both phones in the Certification Stage. This means that the updates have been delivered to service providers for testing and approval.
What new Android 6.0 feature are you looking forward to the most?