Last month, some carrier versions of HTC's One M9 in Canada received the update to take the mobile operating system to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
While Google's latest version for its mobile operating system was launched late last year, it is only now that it's being expanded to devices outside Google's Nexus line. HTC is among the first smartphone manufacturers to be rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its devices, with subscribers to Canadian telecommunications companies including Rogers, Sasktel, Videotron and Wind Mobile having received the update already.
HTC One M9 owners in the United States are now next on the list to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with the update rollout initiated last week to Sprint subscribers,
The news was announced by HTC's Mo Versi through Twitter, stating in separate tweets that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the HTC One M9 has received technical approval from T-Mobile and Verizon.
Another approval received! Verizon HTC One (M9) w/Marshmallow is approved! OTA to start on 2/16 Kudos to @arpu31 for pushing this through!!
— Mo Versi (@moversi) February 12, 2016
AT&T was supposed to upgrade its HTC One M9 to Marshmallow earlier, but it reportedly encountered certain technical issues.
The HTC One A9 was the first smartphone by HTC to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as it was launched with the operating system already installed.
HTC One M9 users receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade will be able to enjoy the Doze feature — which improves power management for Android-powered devices — and improved app permissions, which will allow users to gain control over the data being transmitted by apps.
However, owners of the HTC One M9 might already be thinking of upgrading not their operating system, but their actual smartphone, especially with reports that HTC is revealing its next flagship smartphone, the HTC One M10, in March.
The HTC One M10 is expected to pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chipset, a 23-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 3,000 mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner.