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

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.

HTC executive Mo Versi reveals that the Marshmallow update for AT&T's HTC One (M8) and HTC One M9 has been delayed for a couple of weeks

HTC executive Mo Versi reveals that the Marshmallow update for AT&T's HTC One (M8) and HTC One M9 has been delayed for a couple of weeks


source: @moversi via AndroidandMe

Related phones

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

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13 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Hahahahaha, poor Android users.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

*HTC users

4. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

AT&T users*. AT&T hasn't pushed update for Samsung flagships either. The carrier is the devil here since HTC has pushed the update months ago.

6. baldilocks

Posts: 1451; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

This is why we all need to stop buying carrier branded phones. OR, in the very least, rooting carrier phones and installing updated ROMS.

9. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

These same carriers are making rooting more difficult, and definitely making good ROMs rarer. Even if you get root, you rarely get bootloaders unlocked, which compromises the experience. That's why I just stopped buying carrier-branded phones. More OEMs need to sell directly like HTC is doing.

3. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Can't you see it's only talking about 2 phones (which are carrier locked) and not all Android powered phones in general?

5. baldilocks

Posts: 1451; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Yes, us poor Android users. Us that can use our phones as mini computers, us that can make them look and feel as we see fit. Yes, us that can share multimedia between ANY application installed on our handset...... .....I could go on, but why even bother anymore.

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Mini computers hahahahaha, I like it.

13. gara56

Posts: 4; Member since: May 16, 2015

Hahahahaha, You don't know what you're talking about.

8. robertdenaro116

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 07, 2016

This is an AT&T problem since T-Mo M9 has been on 6.0 since Feb.

10. Joosty

Posts: 464; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Switched from AT&T in March 2016. I was a loyal customer since 2003. T-Mobile is doing great so far! The reception could definitely be better but the perks are great.

11. robertdenaro116

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 07, 2016

Apparently there has been a delay for the note 4 also.

12. TimidUser unregistered

This is not an android issue, nor an HTC issue. What is the deal with AT&T and updates? Rhetorical question. Always delayed. Offensive bloatware. Geez. I am looking forward to getting rid of my AT&T Note5. It's not so much the MM update delay that is a big concern. It IS the delays in the security updates.

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