If you own the HTC Desire 820 and have been eagerly waiting for the Android Marshmallow update to hit your device then there's some good news - the smartphone is finally being updated to the latest OS.

According to a tip received by publication GSMArena, the HTC Desire 820 is benefiting from the over-the-air software update. The update apparently began rolling out on May 13.

The software update brings the 2-year-old HTC handset from Android Lollipop to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

"HTC's Desire 820 smartphone from 2014 has started receiving the Marshmallow update. The update brings Android version 6.0.1 as well as the version 7.0 of the Taiwanese company's Sense UI. It's, however, currently not clear exactly which regions are getting the update," notes the publication.

Even though the publication notes that the regions where the software update is rolling out are unclear, the arrival of Android Marshmallow for the handset after a long wait will still have users excited.

The update for the HTC Desire 820 has the software version 3.17.720.3, according to the screenshot shared by the tipster. The OTA update brings in its folds not only Sense UI 7.0, but also several Marshmallow goodies. Post the update, the HTC Desire 820 users can save their battery thanks to the new Doze mode. Google Now on Tap is another handy feature. The App Permissions also enable a user to exercise more control over the data access the apps have.

To refresh your memory, the HTC Desire 820 sports a 5.5-inch HD screen with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. Under the hood, the handset houses the Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor (four 1.0 GHz cores and four 1.5 GHz cores) and 2 GB of RAM.

The handset also has a 13-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It houses a 2,600 mAh battery and at the time of launch came with Android 4.4 KitKat, but later got updated to Android Lollipop.

Since software updates are usually pushed out in phases, it may take a while before the OTA update makes its way to your HTC Desire 820 handset. To manually check if your device has received the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, go to Settings > About Device > Software Updates > Check for Updates.

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