OEMS are continually working on the release of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update and now it appears HTC is catching up. According to reports, HTC is busy rolling out the firmware to HTC One M8 units in the United States on top of preparing for the release of the new HTC One M10 flagship.
HTC promised that it will be making the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update available to all of its flagship models and it now appears that promise is pushing through. Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA has started setting to HTC One M8 carrier variants in the US specifically units under Verizon and T-Mobile.
According to Verizon, the following are the details of the sofware:
SU6A: 4.17.605.17; Baseband: 126.96.36.199
SU6B: 6.21.605.3; Baseband: 1.14.20.0930
As for T-Mobile, the build number is 6.20.531.5, according to GSM Arena. As with other Android updates, the HTC One M8 Marshmallow update offers treats like Google Now on Tap, app Dozing and run time permissions among others.
The OTA will be released gradually, so some users may either have early or delayed access to the firmware. For those who are impatient enough, they just need to go to Settings> System Update> Check for new System update. It is important to secure a Wi-Fi or cellular connection before download. Likewise, it is also heavily advised to charge the units fully to avoid any problems.
On top of rolling out the updates, the company is also busy preparing for the release of the HTC One M10. New renders leaked (via Ars Technica) suggest that the device’s rear will be all metal while the camera will be at the center. There will also be a LED flash accompanied by what appears to be a component allowing laser autofocus. The setup is similar to devices like HTC One M9+ Aurora, LG G5 ang Nexus 6P. Other expected features include: 5.15-inch 2560×1440 display, Snapdragon 820 SoC, Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB RAM, a 12MP camera, and USB Type-C port.