Android 6.0.1 and Sense 7 get pushed out to the HTC Desire 820

Android 6.0.1 and Sense 7 get pushed out to the HTC Desire 820
Even though the HTC Desire 820 was launched in the second half of 2014 with the Snapdragon 615 chipset and 2GB of RAM inside, the phone is reportedly being updated to Android 6.0.1 as you read this. That has got to piss off owners of the Motorola DROID Turbo, which came to market at roughly the same time with a Snapdragon 805 SoC and 3GB of RAM. As we told you yesterday, Motorola says that it is up to Verizon to green light the update for the DROID Turbo.

Meanwhile, it isn't exactly clear which region is receiving Marshmallow on the Desire 820, but we do know that the update will bring Doze to the phone. This shuts down apps on inactive Android handsets, and prevents them from running in the background. The bottom line? Longer battery life and happiness for Desire 820 owners.

Google Now On Tap provides contextual search results based on what content is on your phone at the time of the search request. For example, if an email from your buddy is on the screen of your phone asking you to meet him at a French restaurant you've never heard of, "Le Circle Jerques," Google On Tap will give you all the information about the eatery. And Android 6.0.1 will also allow users to grant app permissions on a feature-by-feature basis. The update comes with HTC's Sense 7 UI.

When you receive notification that the update is ready for you to download and install on your phone, you should make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. You should also check to make sure that your battery is charged all the way to 100%. 


source: GSMArena

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Desire 820
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(22.4h 3G talk time)

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5 Comments

1. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

good job htc! this is one of the reason why i get the htc 10 over the s7edge even if the edge have free gear VR. though i got a free 128GB sandisk mem card with the 10.

2. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Unexpected

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Good move on supporting the almost 2 year old device HTC! Now just need feedback on how it performs. Much better like my OnePlus One is with Cyanogen OS 13, or planned obsolescence like iOS...

4. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

HTC is doing great with updates

5. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

not that surprising. i think the 816 got 6.0 as well

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