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.