AT&T's HTC One M9 & One M8 To Get Android 6.0 Tomorrow

HTC’s vice president of product management, Mr. Mo Versi, took to Twitter earlier today to announce that a couple of older HTC flagships on AT&T will start receiving Android Marshmallow tomorrow, May 12th. According to Mr. Versi, the One M9 from last year and the One M8 from 2014 will finally step up to Android 6.0 in just a few hours’ time from now, something that must sound like music to the ears of AT&T subscribers using either of the two devices. The Taiwanese company had announced last month that there will be a "few weeks" delay for Marshmallow to roll out to the AT&T variants of the two smartphones, even though Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint had already rolled out Android 6.0 to both the devices on their respective networks.

While neither Mr. Versi nor AT&T has divulged any further details, Marshmallow is expected to bring some nifty little features and functionality to the two devices, including Google Now on Tap, a new app permissions manager, an all-new app drawer and a battery-saving feature called ‘Doze’. The new software will be available to download Over-the-Air, and if all goes according to plan, users should start receiving notifications about the availability of the update on their phones soon enough. As is almost always the case, the update is likely to be rolled out in phases, meaning, it may take some time to be available to all users across the country. Those wanting to manually check for the availability of the update should be able to do so by going into Settings, then about phone, and finally into the software updates section on their devices.

Even though Android Marshmallow has taken a long time coming to AT&T’s One M8 and One M9, those using either of the two handsets will probably appreciate the good old ‘better late than never’ adage now more than ever. Either way, the HTC 10, which happens to be the latest smartphone from the company, has already started reaching early birds, and T-Mobile actually also announced its plans about the device earlier today. AT&T, however, is not selling the handset on its network right now, but the unlocked, SIM-free version of the smartphone that’s available for purchase from the manufacturer’s own website, is reportedly compatible with the network, so AT&T customers wanting to use the device should still be able to do that, even though it will mean having to shell out the entire amount upfront.

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