It’s a sad day, HTC fans. Not a sad day for you, of course. I mean a sad day for me. You see, there was a time when I was young and foolish, and I bought a carrier-locked Moto X (2014) with Verizon. Now I’m consigned to an eternally Marshmallow-less existence as droves of wiser phone purchasers receive boon after marshmallowy boon. And lo, like Sisyphus, it is my task to ever report on these updates without ever knowing the satisfaction of it myself. Next up to receive this blessing? The HTC Desire 816.
Yes, with only this bottle of whiskey and the rain pattering against my window to console me, it is my honor to announce that HTC is rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow for this device on Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon. Check for a firmware update, and soon you will be enjoying all the perks of Marshmallow that some poor souls are forever barred from. Features like Google Now On Tap, which gives you pertinent search information based on the contextual information on your screen at a given time. And don’t forget that warehouse of Emoji that you’ll soon have access to. Granular Permission? Absolutely. Allow and deny apps the privilege to use different services on your device with live impunity.
Are you an owner of the HTC Desire 816?Excited about finally getting the (almost) latest version of Android on your device? Please gloat in the comments below so that the rest of us can vicariously experience your joy in the hollow Lollipop existences we have forged for ourselves.