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Marshmallow update delayed for AT&T's HTC One (M8) and HTC One M9

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Marshmallow update delayed for AT&T's HTC One (M8) and HTC One M9
A tweet from HTC's VP of product management, Mo Versi, reveales some bad news for AT&T subscribers with the HTC One (M8) and HTC One M9. Versi said in his tweet that the Android Marshmallow update for the AT&T branded version of HTC's 2014 and 2015 flagship models, has been delayed. The HTC executive did add that the manufacturer is still in the lab, and hopes to have approval for the update in the next couple of weeks.

Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint customers sporting the two handsets have already received the update, which includes a number of new features like Doze. This feature puts an inactive Android phone into a deep sleep, and prevents apps from working in the background while the phone is napping. The goal is to increase standby time and increase the battery life of the phone.

Google Now On Tap provides contextual search results based on the content on your screen. And with Marshmallow, Android app permissions can be approved or denied on a feature-by-feature basis.

AT&T customers who love HTC have to be feeling a bit snakebit. Not only is their update to Marshmallow running behind all of the other major U.S. carriers, it is now delayed. And to top it off, the phone that is arguably the best handset to come out of HTC in years, the HTC 10, is not being sold by the carrier. That makes AT&T the only one of the four major carriers in the states not to offer the model to its subscribers. AT&T users aren't completely shut out since the unlocked version of the phone, sold directly by HTC, supports AT&T's LTE bands.


source: @moversi via AndroidandMe

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HTC One (M8) specs
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow HTC Sense UI
HTC One M9 specs
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera) 4 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat HTC Sense UI

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