Android 6.0 starts getting pushed out to the HTC One (M8) Google Play edition

Android 6.0 starts getting pushed out to the HTC One (M8) Google Play edition
After a slight delay, the HTC One (M8) Google Play edition is starting to receive the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Back on October 30th, HTC VP of product management Mo Versi, said that there would be a slight delay in sending out the OTA update. He quickly added that the Technical Approval required to push out the next Android build, was just days away from being received.

As a Google Play edition phone, the handset is loaded with stock Android. That means that the model does not carry HTC's Sense UI, and should be near the top of the waiting list to receive Android updates.

Android 6.0 brings Doze to smartphones powered by Google's open source OS. This feature detects when a handset is not being used, and starts shutting down apps that would normally be updating in the background. The result is a big improvement in standby time. Another new feature is Google Now on Tap, which allows Google to give you contextual search results based on what you are looking at on the screen. Other changes include the new individual permissions request for apps, and the addition of native support for fingerprint scanners on the platform.

The Android 6.0 update for the HTC One (M8) Google Play edition weighs in at around 450MB. If you haven't received it yet, don't panic or call the National Guard. The update should be arriving soon. When you do get notification of its arrival, make sure that your battery is charged to at least 50%, and be connected to a Wi-Fi network before downloading and installing the update.

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source: GSMArena



9. droidboy

Posts: 75; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I am still waiting on my nexus 6 to get marshmallow...

4. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Will there be any new Google Play Edition phones?

7. DeathR34PER

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Doubt there would be anymore, they stopped awhile back, so now they're just wanting companies to make Nexus phones, which is still gonna be nearly the same thing. Sad, I actually wanted to see more Google Play Edition phones...

3. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

After updating my M8 to Marshalllow its same like my nexus 6p, actually I am questioning myself what new I get from nexus 6p.. It feels light but m8 feels more premium.. In term of software and speed they both feel same BTW in next version of Android do expect multi window as I had developer edition of N6p it had multi window which you could activitate from developer options beside it had double twist to open camera too.. Which got replaced with double press of power button.

11. Furbal unregistered

Got my update as well. Very smooth.

2. skips

Posts: 490; Member since: Oct 04, 2015


5. Zylam

Posts: 1826; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Add a link man.

10. Sale247

Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2014

Hey Skips,what is HTC ONE X9!? Like Zylam says,add a link!! Thx

1. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

google needs a new updating process, google should require all that use android support updates for 2 years, have a deadline when it needs to be done and google needs to be the one to push the updates not carriers.

6. Zylam

Posts: 1826; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Yup, Android updates are a joke. Definitely needs a revamp, specially for security purposes.

8. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Easier said than done, that would cause a significant increase in cost due to the number for android devices being released. And they're businesses, you know, profit matters.

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