The HTC One M8 is still a favorite among fans of the company and they are most likely wondering about whether their favorite flagships will be treated to Google’s new version of Android, 6.0 Marshmallow. Although few people had actual doubts about the update being deliver to the 2014 flagship of the company, it’s always nice to have official and final confirmation.
Thanks to T-Mobile‘s recent listing regarding their update process, we now know that the HTC One M8 Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is real and should be arriving soon enough. HTC is pretty decent when it comes to updates, compared to other manufacturers, so One M8 owners might be surprised by an update earlier than they would have expected.
A few days ago, the word was that the HTC One M8 update to Marshmallow would arrive surprisingly early, in October. That doesn’t seem likely as insiders say we should expect the phone to get the new firmware in the second half of November. Seeing as the HTC One M8 is the 2014 flagship from the company, it will most likely come second after this year’s flagship family (HTC One M9) will have been updated.
Everyone is excited about Android 6.0 Marshmallow because it adds quite a few new features and improves performance and stability, as well as battery life. Most of the changes within the OS compared to Lollipop are not even noticeable, but they impact the user experience rather well. Those coming from Lollipop won’t really notice too many changes, but those from KitKat or Jelly Bean will definitely be a bit confused at first – only to swiftly come to appreciate the smooth, responsive and tailored user experience.
The HTC One M8 update, although expected to land next month, might take a bit longer in the end because the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer still has to introduce Sense 7.0 to the mix. Like Samsung does with TouchWiz, HTC needs to optimize Sense 7.0 in order to keep the smooth experience stock Android offers. Rumor has it One M8 users will also get a few extra goodies from HTC at the same time.
Take this with a grain of salt, but the HTC One M8 update might be among the first ones to land outside of the Nexus realm. Motorola is also expected to be fast with updates, and if this were a betting game, our money would be on the Lenovo-owned company purely because they don’t have UIs to configure, offering a user experience that is pleasantly close to stock. In any case, updates are in the works for the One M8 so from here on out, it’s all about the waiting game.