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HTC announces UK One M8 Marshmallow update, M9 to "follow shortly" (UPDATE: rest of Europe too)

HTC UK has announced that an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will begin rolling out for the One M8. The One M9 will follow shortly.

Published onJanuary 18, 2016

Update: 01/19/2015

The UK is not alone in this update extravaganza! According to MaximusHD ROM developer, multiple HTCOne M8 variants in Europe have been receiving their respective Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates.

This includes the T-Mobile Germany device, as well as the unlocked and dual-SIM versions. More variants around Europe are likely to get this update, so keep your eyes open for a notification and hit the comments to let us know if you have gotten yours yet! If not, you can always go check for updates.  

HTC is continuing to roll out its Android 6.0 Marshmallow builds for its flagship smartphones this year. We have seen an update land in Asia and North America so far, and today the company has announced that the latest version of Android will be making its way out to HTC One M8 customers living in the UK very soon.

According to the company’s official UK Twitter account, the Marshmallow update will begin rolling out for the One M8 in the UK sometime within the next 48 hours. One M9 customers need not fret either, the company says that a similar update is on the way for its latest flagship “shortly”, although we don’t have an exact time frame. Presumably this update is for unlocked models. Any carrier branded smartphones will have to wait longer for network providers to bundle their software in with the update as well.

Great news! We’ll be rolling out the Marshmallow update for the HTCOne M8 over the next 48 hours. One M9 to follow shortly.
— HTCUK (@HTC_UK) January 18, 2016

It may be a little odd that the M8 seems to be ahead of the M9, but this has been the case in a number of countries so far. The updates we have seen so far have weighed it just over 1GB but contain the new definable app permissions, Doze battery optimizations, and Now on Tap Android features, as well as some of HTC’s own apps and tweaks.

UK customers should keep an eye out for that over-the-air update notification in the next couple of days.

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