Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update For HTC And Sony: Schedules For HTC One M8, HTC One M9, Sony Xperia Z3, Z4 And Z5
Android 6.0 Marshmallow update continues to roll out to HTC and Sony handsets. According to latest confirmation, HTC and Sony users should expect access to the software this month.Advertisement
Google released Android 6.0 Marshmallow a few months ago, but just like previous rollouts, Nexus devices were first in line followed by other OEMs. Majority of other Android devices are still running on Lollipop, but manufacturers like HTC and Sony are catching up. HTC already confirmed the rollout of Marshmallow to HTC One M8 and HTC One M9 devices.
HTC’s Mo Versi, product management chief, confirmed the release via Twitter. According to the executive, Android 6.0 should be available for HTC One M9 on SaskTel, Wind, Videotron and Rogers in Canada starting January 18.
The tweet led to further inquiries about the update to other regions and HTC One M8. According to Versi, UK release should be around mid-week while HTC One M8 on U.S. carriers should have access around January 25.
According to Phone Arena, Marshmallow may be the last major update for HTC One M8. The device was launched in March 2014, running on Android 4.4. Since its launch, the handset saw a series of updates including Android 4.4.3 and Android 5.0.
Sony, on the other hand, announced that up to Xperia and Xperia Z3 owners can update their handsets to Android 6.0 through the company’s test program called “Concept for Android: Marshmallow.” However, not all users have access to the test program.
Fortunately, Know Your Mobile reported that the company confirmed rollout of the update in the coming months. Back in December, tipster @Ricciolo1 also said that the Xperia Z5 line-up should see the update sometime around January.
Sony will then look into updating older mobile units the month after. Just like other Android updates, schedules may still vary depending on the carrier and region. Users are advised to check with their networks.