Since the launch of the latest Android Marshmallow update, Android users have been wondering when their handsets will get a taste of the update. Most manufacturing companies like Motorola have already began pushing the Android 6.0 update to users of their handsets with HTC launching the first non-Nexus device pre-loaded with the Marshmallow Android update out of the box.
It seems that most smartphone manufacturers are either in the rush to roll out Google’s newest software Android Marshmallow to their users by the end of the year or plan to do so in the course of next year. This is mostly based on the leaked information concerning Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates on individual companies’s handsets. Lenovo has more or less disclosed their plans for its local and international models in China. This means HTC smartphones will be getting a lot of attention. Unlike what we are used from the OEM, it has been quite mum about its Android software update plans. However, thanks to some leaked information, we get to see a glimpse of when to expect HTC to update its handsets to Marshmallow 6.0 or the 6.0.1 version. So far, from the roadmap everything seems to look great for users of the HTC devices.
Where the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is concerned, it won’t come as a surprise if the recently released One A9 and the flagship HTC One M9 receive the update. Both handsets will be getting the update next year in the first quarter. The high end Butterfly 3 handset will follow thereafter for international markets. The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update will roll out for the second generation Butterfly 2, mid-range Desire models such as the Desire 626, 820 and the 826, in the second quarter of next year.
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However some of the HTC company’s handsets have not yet received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Variants such as the One M9+, the Supreme, the One E9 and the ME will receive the update in the first quarter of 2016. In the second quarter of 2016, the Desire 526, the Desire 816 and the One M8 variants will get their turn for the Android Marshmallow upgrade. In addition to these handsets, owners of the Desire EYE may also see an Android 6.0.1 update which is still being evaluated.
Unfortunately the HTC One (M7) handsets weren’t listed among the devices to receive the update. These handsets have still not received the official Android Lollipop and Marshmallow update, thus it is unlikely that it will get the 6.0.1 Android update. However, the devices could still get the vital security updates.
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