I’ll forgive you if you had forgotten all about the Google Play Edition range of smartphones, as I had, so it’s lucky that HTC is planning to breathe some new life into its stock Android handsets with an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the HTC One M8 GPE.
@athreya7777 M8 GPE will include Marshmallow OS update. Our target is this month. Will advise once we are close to release.
— Mo Versi (@moversi) October 6, 2015
According to HTC Product Manager Mo Versi, an update for the phone is expected to arrive at some point this month. He didn’t specify a specific time frame, but HTC was pretty fast with a 5.0.1 Lollipop update for the same smartphone, which appeared within a week of the Nexus roll-out. I guess HTC isn’t planning on being quite that fast this time, as further details will be announced once HTC is closer to releasing the update.
Unfortunately, there has been no word about whether a similar update will appear for the HTC One M7 GPE. HTC has already released a list of smartphones (above) that will be receiving Android 6.0, but the M7 and some of HTC’s other slightly older smartphones are all absent from it. Marshmallow updates for its current range of smartphones are expected to begin rolling out towards the end of 2015 and into 2016.