HTC One (M8) Google Play edition faces a delay on receiving Android 6.0 update

HTC's VP of product management, Mo Versi, is known for keeping HTC customers notified about software updates using his Twitter account. On Friday, he sent out a tweet that disseminated both bad news and good news for owners of the HTC One (M8) Google Play edition. The bad news is that there is a delay in updating the phone.

Versi's tweet reveals that HTC had to "re-spin" the software. The good news is that the executive expects Technical Approval for the update to take place sometime during the next few days. Once that happens, the update is good to go.

The Google Play edition version of a phone removes the manufacturer's skin and all carrier bloatware from a device, leaving stock Android. The HTC One (M8) GPe was released last March, priced at $699. Out of the box, the handset came loaded with Android 4.4.2. If all goes well, your HTC One (M8) Google Play edition will soon be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. Oğuzhan_77

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4. zeeBomb

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6. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Laugh my [f]ucking [a]ss out loud in real life / Lmfaolirl.

2. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

rather them hold it then crash everyone phone because they had a deadline. Any news on galaxy 6 update?

7. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Agreed. They're doing doubly well making sure the update's ready and also informing people about the delay. HTC might have a lot of problems at the moment but at least they got this right!

3. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

At least this phone is gettin it.

5. aegislash

Posts: 1516; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Got rid of both my Z Ultra GPE as well as M8 GPE and I regret it so much. Have been considering buying one of the two again, if not both, because they're hands down the best devices I have ever owned. Both of them ran FAR better than my S6 Edge+, which is pathetic considering they're reaching nearly two years old.

8. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Samsung's devices suffer from poor RAM management, which results in impossible multitasking and lag. Try LG or Sony's flagship; they run fast.

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