HTC says the One M9 and One M8 will see Android 6.0 Marshmallow by year’s end

by: Jimmy WestenbergSeptember 29, 2015


Google may have just announced that Android 6.0 Marshmallow would begin rolling out to current Nexus devices beginning next week, but HTC handset owners will have to wait a bit longer. Jason Mackenzie, President of HTC America, has just announced all of the HTC devices that will eventually get the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Of the twelve current devices on the list, the One M9 and One M8 are expected to get the update by the end of 2015. It should be noted that certain carrier variants of these devices might not get the updates right away, but at least Marshmallow will begin to roll out by year’s end.

Here’s the full list of HTC devices that will receive the update:

  • HTC One M9
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M9+
  • HTC One E9+
  • HTC One E9
  • HTC One ME
  • HTC One E8
  • HTC One M8 EYE
  • HTC Butterfly 3
  • HTC Desire 826
  • HTC Desire 820
  • HTC Desire 816

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  • Giantmushroom

    It’s pathetic that the M7 has already been abandoned. Classic HTC.

    • Marc Bourgoin

      Heyyo, dude the M7 is from March 2013. It’s over two years old and it’s not a Nexus device. Most companies do only two years for official updates… Did you expect HTC to be any different than Samsung or LG?

      • Giantmushroom

        Perhaps I worded that poorly. I think that all companies should support their phones for as long as Nexus devices, especially when considering that the hardware is more-than-capable. I have a G4 so it doesn’t affect me personally, but it is still cruddy that this is standard practice. The 4s is still getting software updates nearly 4 years later. Why can’t Android follow suit?

        • Jim

          Yeah they should support longer. I read that the 2012 nexus 7 might even see marshmallow. That’d be sad if it did and not other older capable devices.

          • Badelhas

            Not true, every other site is claiming google confirmed that the Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 will not get Marshmallow.

          • Marc Bourgoin

            Heyyo, yeah it would be nice for longer than two years kind of like what Motorola does by staying close to stock… But then again there’s people who hate stock… I guess it also depends on how much it costs the Manufacturer to have software development teams make a stable and tested upgrade of Android and the kernel for older devices. I’m guessing it’s that development cost issue since it would cut into their net income.

      • Bhaarath

        I have the same M7 (the wait would be too long ) I was to pick the M9 up but now in two minds, in which case im sure my nxt jump is either the Moto series or the Nexus (5/6) ..

        • Marc Bourgoin

          Heyyo, maybe so… But there’s always the risk too that developing a newer interation of Android could slow down the device and just piss off users of that device… See iOS 7 on the iPhone 4 or iOS 8 on the iPhone 4s, 5 and 5c.

          Same goes with lollipop 5.0.2 on the Nexus 4. Luckily that has been fixed though.

          It would be nice for further support… But damn 5.0.2 sucked on the M7 as well. Better off with 4.4 KitKat. It really sucks that 5.1.1 never came to the M7 as far as I remember anyways… Only unofficially with custom Roms.

          Also, as much as I also loved my M7… I wouldn’t recommend the M9 to anyone unless they didn’t care about rear facing cameras. That thing doesn’t take good pics but the screen and speakers are still amazing through. Same could be said about the M8 though and it’s a lot cheaper in price for almost the same experience… But now the M8 is getting close to end of official support…

    • JustSumGuy

      one word – Cyanogen….
      ver 12 is Andy 5
      ver 13 is Andy 6
      Pretty sure they will get to 13 on the HTC 7, no guarantee tho.
      Still Cyanogen is a great build!!!

  • Please, do you have an idea of when HTC One M9+ dual sim will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow?