Early this month, a roadmap leaked indicating when to expect the Android Marshmallow update to reach each HTC device. Based on the information, it was alleged that the HTC One M9 and One A9 would get their Android software updates within the first quarter of the coming year. Though this may be true for some international versions, others should expect to see the update available later today.
HTC’s company head of product management, Mo Versi, mentioned in a tweet that the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the HTC One A9 unlocked version will be available for download, as well as the Android 6.0 for the One M9 in the next 24 hours. However, this rollout may only be accessible in the United States and owners of the locked carriers, bloatware-loaded HTC versions, as always, will have to be patient as they will be able to access the latest Android OS on their handsets, later on.
The HTC One A9 was launched with a pre-loaded Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, which made it the first smartphone that wasn’t in the Nexus line to feature the software out of the box. This new update will bring to the One A9 users, minor improvements to the phone, bug fixes along with new emoji options.
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As for users of the One M9 flagship device, it will be their first time to enjoy Google’s latest Android Marshmallow software system. Some of the features the Marshmallow update will bring to the M9 include the adoption of the microSD card as part of the handset’s internal storage, as well the highly useful Doze Mode feature for power management.
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