Android M updates coming to HTC One M9, One M9+ and other HTC devices

Google today announced Android M, the newest iteration of its mobile OS that'll replace Android Lollipop. While Android M is still under development, and won't be officially released before the third quarter of the year, many Android users are already wondering if their devices will be updated to the new OS. Well, if you own an HTC One M9 or One M9+, we have great news.

Jeff Gordon, Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC, can confirm that both the One M9 and One M9+ will be updated to Android M. There's no word on exactly when the update will be rolled out, but we should soon find out more about this.

Of course, the One M9 and M9+ won't be the only HTC handsets to get Android M. Jeff Gordon said that "more devices" would be "announced soon." We're guessing that all high-end and most mid-end HTC smartphones launched this year and in 2014 will eventually be updated to Android M.

Google says that Android M is its "most powerful release ever", bringing "hundreds of improvements", including improved battery life, simplified app permissions control, Android Pay, an enhanced UI, and more.

HTC is the first manufacturer to confirm Android M updates for its devices. We obviously expect other companies to soon share their update plans, too.

source: Twitter

Related phones

One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)
One M9+
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek Helio X10, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(13h 3G talk time)



1. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I would certainly hope so...

12. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

CEO : How to get more sales and attention ? STAFF : Lets recreate an all new phone with superior camera, design and hardware. CEO: That requires a lot of work. Say something simple. SALES MANAGER : Just announce we will update our latest flagship to Android M but don't mention any dates. Stupid people will believe us and will buy our products. CEO : Good idea !

2. clirim

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

This was something like promoting htc M9 and M9+ than information about android M.

3. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

How about you just update that camera, worry about android m later.

5. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

More fragmentation....I really wish they would slow down just a tiny bit.

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

This is quite shameless even by HTC standards. So desperate for attention that they have to jump out and say this when we all know all the major manufacturers will upgrade to M.

7. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

It makes me want to puke when I see your dumb, illogical comments about htc.

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Nothing illogical or dub about it. You can't deny that this is a attention w***e move. It's like announcing that I will brush my teeth before bed tonight. You don't have to do it, let alone be the first to do it.

9. csoulr666

Posts: 116; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

I'd bet the "mid-end" phones will most definitely not include the HTC One Mini and Mini 2. Unfortunate owner of the Mini 2 here

10. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Well its not hard to update 500 phones.......

13. tokuzumi

Posts: 2003; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

HTC first to announce, Motorola first to push the update.

14. talon95

Posts: 1009; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

My standby time now says 33 days on nexus 9. Wow

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