Earlier this week, HTC’s UK unit had promised that it will start rolling out the much-awaited Marshmallow update to the company’s 2014 flagship smartphone, the One M8, within 48 hours. While the Taiwanese company did not give any ETA for the update to go live in the rest of Europe that is precisely what seems to be happening now, according to reports doing the rounds of the internet. The update seems to be available for both carrier-branded versions as well as unlocked, SIM-free iterations of the device, so if you’re a One M8 user residing in continental Europe, chances are, the new software is already available for your device. If the update notification is yet to arrive, you can check for it manually by going over to Settings > About > Software Updates on your One M8 handsets.
The One M8 is HTC’s flagship smartphone from 2014, and even though it’s almost two years old, it continues to be a stellar device in its own right. The smartphone may not have brought in the kind of volumes that HTC would have ideally liked it to, but it does pack in some solid hardware and happens to be a fairly decent performer. The Asian version of the One M8 has already started receiving the latest software, while over in the US, Sprint and T-Mo are slated to roll out Android 6.0 to the handset this week itself. Native Marshmallow features like an app permissions manager, native support for fingerprint scanner, Google Now on Tap, an all-new app drawer and more intuitive volume controls can be expected to come as part of the new software, along with some tweaks in the user interface.
The One M8 was HTC’s flagship smartphone from 2014, as mentioned already. The device features a 5-inch 1080p Super LCD3 display with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and is powered by Qualcomm’s MSM8974 Snapdragon 801 chipset. The One M8 comes with 2 GB of RAM along with a choice of either 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. It features a dual 4-megapixel camera set-up at the back, along with a secondary 5-megapixel front camera for selfies, etc. The handset originally shipped with Android 4.4 KitKat, but was updated to Lollipop last year.