Android users across the world are probably eagerly waiting for roll out of the Android 6 Marshmallow update for their smartphones. While many OEMs are yet to officially confirm the dates, they have listed the devices which will be getting the latest OS update from Google.
It is currently pre-packaged with few smartphones like Google Nexus 5X, Google Nexus 6P and HTC One A9. The LG G4 users from Poland and South Korea have got upgraded to Android 6.0. Here is the status update of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for smartphones from different brands.
The Marshmallow update is scheduled to be rolled out to Samsung devices like the Galaxy Note 5 in the next month and In January 2016, the update will be shipped for Galaxy S6 Edge+, S6 Edge and S6 handsets. In February 2016, the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge are supposed to receive it. By the end of April 2016 this update will be available for the Galaxy S5.
As Android M has been rolled out for LG G4 users in certain regions, it is expected that this update will be available for other device across the globe. In Poland update will be received by Dec. 16 or 18. It's quite likely that the newly released LG V10 and LG Class phones will also get the update soon.
We can see from the chart released by HTC that the HTC One M9 and M8 will get the update by the end of 2015.
Other handsets that are eligible to receive the upgrade are - One M9+, One E9+, One E9, One ME, One E8, One M8 Eye, Butterfly 3, Desire 826, Desire 820 and Desire 816. Exact timeframe is yet to be released.
The Moto X Pure Edition (2015), Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto G (2015), Moto X Pure Edition (2014), Moto X (2014), Moto G (2014), Moto G LTE (2014), Droid Turbo, Moto MAXX (2014), and Moto Turbo (2014) are the device that are officially approved by Motorola to avail the Android 6.0 update. This list will also include the newly released Droid Turbo 2 and Droid MAXX 2.
Sony is yet to release any official timeframe to release the Marshmallow update for its smartphones. However, it has revealed that the smartphones like Android 6.0: Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium, Z5 Compact, Z3+, Z3 Compact, Z2, M5, C5 Ultra, C4 and M4 Aqua will also get the update.
Users that chose AT&T as their carrier while buying the HTC One M8 and HTC One M9 were left a little disappointed in the fact that they had not yet received the Android M update on their smartphones. Given that Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint had already released the update for their respective versions of the two phones, the disappointment is understandable. However, this was expected as HTC had earlier made it public that Marshmallow will reach the M8 and the M9 on AT&T, later than their counterparts on other carriers.
Nonetheless, we have good news for you because Mo Versi (VP of Product Management, HTC) just confirmed on Twitter that both the smartphones will begin receiving the much awaited upgrade, starting today. Although the OTA update package won't reach every phone at the same instance, it is only a matter of time before it does reach all the HTC One M8 and One M9 handsets that are on AT&T. If you are impatient, check right now to see if the update has arrived on your smartphone yet by going to Settings >About device > Check for updates.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
It seems Verizon has been developing Android Marshmallow update in the background. They are rolling out the latest version of Marshmallow for the LG G3 and flagship G4, as well as HTC's One M9 devices. Those where were eagerly waiting for this update can now enjoy the new Android flavor.
The Over the Air notification will connect with your device within a few more days. Then you'll be able to continue with the install. As usual your device needs to have at least 50 percent of full charge, and Wi-Fi connection is always recommended. Apart from that you should also keep a backup of your important data. This is a good way to avoid data loss if anything goes wrong while updating the smartphone.
There is an option to get the update manually.To go ahead with this, open up the Settings app on the LG G3 or G4, then browse through the following:
About Phone → Update Center → System Updates → Check for Update. In case of the HTC One M9, use the following steps: Settings → System Updates → HTC software update → Check Now.
Following Verizon, today T-Mobile is also about to release Marshmallow support to users of the HTC One M9. But, there is no info as of now on whether it's still on track. T-Mobile's LG G4 Marshmallow upgrade was initiated few week back, while the G3 is still in the waiting list.
Google has just started rolling-out Marshmallow 6.0 for its Nexus line-up.HTC VP Product Management, Mo Versi, announced that the HTC One M8 Google Play Edition (GPE) is getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The original HTC One M8 users are still waiting for their Marshmallow update with Sense 7 UI.
@athreya7777 M8 GPE will include Marshmallow OS update. Our target is this month. Will advise once we are close to release.— Mo Versi (@moversi) October 6, 2015
The M8 GPE should get the OTA package by the end of this month (October), packing all the the tasty features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Stay tuned with us and we will let you know when this update is Rolling-out, don't forget to follow the Official HTC Updates page.
Few Months ago, we reported before that HTC has confirmed that it will be moving its latest flagships devices to Android Marshmallow via an update.
Now, We got HTC final devices list that will get official Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The official list includes many of the One family flagships along with some of the latest Desire family devices. We also has an ETA (Estimated Time for Arrival) for each update, Here's the list.
Official HTC Marshmallow 6.0 Update ETA List:
● HTC One M9 (Q4,2015)
● HTC One M8 (Q4,2015)
● HTC One M9+ (Q1,2016)
● HTC One M8S (Q1,2016)
● HTC One E9 (Q1,2016)
● HTC One E9+ (Q1,2016)
● HTC One ME (Q1,2016)
● HTC One E8 (Q1,2016)
● HTC One M8 EYE (Q1,2016)
● HTC Butterfly 3 (Q1,2016)
● HTC Desire 826 (Q1,2016)
● HTC Desire 820 (Q1,2016)
● HTC Desire 816 (Q1,2016)
- Q1 = [January - February - March]
- Q4 = [October - November - December]
All the updates are currently "In-Development" stages. Only the devices on the list above will get the Marshmallow 6.0 update with Sense 7.0 UI and lots of new features, update will be rolling-out Over-the-air based on your region/carrier.
The first devices that will start receiving the update will be the Original HTC One M8 and One M9 by the end of this year, other devices and variants will follow by the first quarter of 2016. Follow official HTC updates Page to stay updated.
HTC has officially announced its final list of devices that will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in the period starting from the end of this year (2015) to early next year (2016). The list included One M8 and M9 and lots of other variants.
Unfortunately, the official list didn't include the HTC One M7 (2013), the first One family flagship. The Taiwanese company decided to Cancel the Marshmallow update to the One M7 as the device's support has ended already.
We would like to remind you that the HTC One M7 and One M7 Dual-SIM variants has already got Android 5.0/5.1 updates with all the security and bug fixes.
Faster updates ? You must be talking about Google Nexus devices... No, this time it's HTC, the Taiwanese company just announced a new flagship device, HTC One A9, with Android 6.0 Marshmallow Pre-installed, as you may know HTC sense 7.0 is the reason of delaying every update due to the development & integration process with every new Android version.
Well, HTC has officially announced through its USA twitter account that it will be speeding up this process which will make the HTC One A9 receive every Android update within 15 days of the Nexus line having received it. That's a very bold promise, and one that's unique in the Android world so far.
Did you hear that? The Unlocked A9 will receive every Google SW update within 15 days of Nexus devices! #BeBrilliant— HTC USA (@HTCUSA) October 20, 2015
We hope that the company keeps its promise and do the same thing to all its future flagship devices.
We already published the list of officially confirmed HTC devices that will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Among those devices, the HTC One M8 which is the 2014 flagship, the device has already got Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update with Sense 6.0 UI.
HTC will bring the Sense 7.0 UI with the Marshmallow 6.0 update to the One M8. It looks like the One M8 could get the update a bit sooner given as the update for the handset has been certified by Bluetooth SIG. As you can see in the screenshot above, the certification was issued on October,28th.
Keep in mind that we're just speculating an early arrival of the update as the Bluetooth SIG filing doesn't contains any specific date related to the roll out.
HTC has officially announced the list of devices that will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The list included the company's latest flagship device One M9 and his older brother One M8 too along with some other devices.
The HTC One M8 will get the new HTC Sense 7.0 UI for the first time with this Marshmallow 6.0 update after the Taiwanese company decided not to roll-out 5.1 for the M8. Now, got the first screenshots of the Sense 7.0 UI on the M8 running on top of Marshmallow 6.0 with all the new expected features.
As you can see it looks very close to the latest HTC One A9's user interface which was the first HTC device to launch with android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed. You will notice that the Sense 7.0 is getting flatter and more simple, new icons, new notification panel, updated themes app to support Sense 7.0 features, update system apps, updated home screen and widgets, updated settings menu, new lock screen, better battery management, better app permissions control along with lots of performance improvements and bug fixes.
The One M8 and M8 Marshmallow 6.0 update is expected to start rolling-out by the end of this year. Stay tuned and follow HTC official updates page here.
HTC has already announced its official list of devices that will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow few days ago. Now, we can update this list by adding a new device to this list.
HTC has confirmed that HTC Desire EYE will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sense 7.0 UI on top. The update is getting closer in Q1,2016 with lots of other devices on the Desire line.
The Desire 820 was released back in 2014 and it's good to see that HTC has not abandoned it yet. The smartphone just started to receive an update package Over The Air which will not only bring Android 6.0.1 to the smartphone, but will also upgrade the Sense UI to v7.0, post installation. This is good news but we are not yet sure as to which regions the update is covering at this moment. In fact, the news came as quite a surprise and was reported first by GSM Arena after being tipped off by Rupak Thapa.
If you are using a HTC Desire 820 and have not been notified about the update yet, check for it manually. Go to Settings, tap on About device at the bottom and just select Check for updates. If the results are negative and you do not see a prompt to update your handset, there is still no need to fret. OTA updates are always rolled out in phases, meaning that all HTC Desire 820 smartphones cannot receive the update at the same time. Nonetheless, it only takes a few days before all the phases begin to roll out so just keep checking.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
Evan Blass and @onleaks has released a number of images and they all show us the alleged HTC 10. If you are wondering why we are calling the next HTC flagship just HTC 10 instead of calling it the HTC One M10, then you are probably not aware that HTC has decided to ditch the "One M" moniker from 2016 onwards.
Firstly, we are treated to the press renders that were leaked by Evan Blass and then, @onleaks takes it a few steps further by leaking three live shots of the HTC 10 on Twitter. Accompanying these images are certain specs that we had already heard rumors about. According to @onleaks, the specifications of the HTC 10 prototype include a SD 820 SoC backed by 4GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5.15-inch 1440p display. The smartphone will also support quick charging via its USB Type-C port.
HTC 10's camera is probably the most interesting aspect of the smartphone as the company itself has called its imaging capabilities "very compelling" and we would therefore love to compare it with the camera on the Galaxy S7, which sports a camera that's built with the same philosophy of larger pixels over the megapixel count. Now that images have started to leak along with other hardware specifications, HTC will possibly announce a release date for the device pretty soon.
Earlier, HTC had already released the Marshmallow update for all unlocked versions of the One A9 and now the same is being done for the Sprint versions. It seems like HTC is pretty serious about keeping the One A9 updated with the latest and greatest, not that anyone is complaining!
Users will be able to download and apply software package version 1.57.651.1 OTA, which will bring the awaited Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 to the Sprint One A9. This will add new features to the camera and make the battery last longer, and of course, there will be a lot of new emojis! Users will particularly appreciate the inclusion of native Wi-Fi calling that will now be supported by the One A9 without the need to download a third party software. One can expect a host of other micro improvements and addition of new features, much in the same way we saw with the unlocked One A9.
If you own one of Sprint's HTC One A9s and you are wondering why the update has not yet reached your phone, let us assure you that it is coming. All OTA updates are released in stages. What this means is that some devices may get the update before others, but all of them will be updated in a span of few days. If you cannot wait for a day or two, it is possible to download the RUU file (1.86GB) and flash the ROM by connecting your device with your PC. However, you will need HTC Sync manager to complete the process.
HTC already released the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update to the unlocked HTC One M8. The One M7 should get the same update on Early Feb,2015. As for the rest of the One Family, HTC initially promised to update all versions of its 2013 and 2014 flagship smartphone within 90 days of receiving the Android 5.0 code. However, it looks like there will be a slight delay...
Mo Versi, HTC's Vice President of product management delivered the news in a dedicated post. The delay is caused by issues Android 5.0 initially contained, which were subsequently fixed by Google with minor updates. HTC is working hard with Google and its carrier partners to incorporate the latter into its OS build.
HTC already updated several versions of the One M8. They include the factory unlocked model, the Developer Edition, and the Google Play variant. Mo Versi promises "good news to share soon" on the rest of the One family.
The original HTC One (M7) is finally getting the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update in Europe Reports have been flooding in from our readers that the two year old handset is getting the OTA all over the continent. The package itself contains an Android 5.0.2 build, about 805 MB in size and brings important bug fixes, as well as enhancements.
According to the changelog the lockscreen and notification system have been updated for a new material Android 5.0 look. Other additions include multiple pages within the recent apps interface as well as a new search function within the settings menu.
The Google Play edition of the handset has been enoying the new OS version for quite some time now, but HTC did keep their word to bring Lollipop to the One M7 despite the skipped 90 day deadline form last November.
Google is currently rolling-out the official Android 5.1 Lollipop update to the HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition (GPE). The update is Available Over-the-air with size of 244MB.
Android 5.1 Lollipop brings various bug fixes, performance improvements, security updates and HD voice support to the One (M8). Other Android 5.1 goodies include the ability control paired Bluetooth devices from Quick Settings. Users can also join Wi-Fi networks in a similar way.
Original HTC One (M8) users is still on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with Sense 6.0 UI on board, waiting for the 5.0.2 update with Sense 7 UI.
Many of the HTC One M8 users are waiting on fire for the New Sense 7.0 UI to hit their devices. Today, we have some good news for HTC users worldwide, HTC ROM developer @LlabTooFeR (trusted for HTC news) just tweeted some that Sense 7.0 UI will come with Android 5.1 Lollipop Update to the HTC One M8, One M8s, Desire Eye, Butterfly 2 and some other devices.
Non of the current devices will get Android 5.0.2 + Sense 7.0 (except M9)...Sense 7.0 become available with Android 5.1 only on some models.— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) April 10, 2015
According to the source, the Android 5.0.2 update for HTC won't pack the Sense 7.0 UI like what's on the HTC One M9 currently. This means that current M8 users will have to wait a while for 5.1 Lollipop update to enjoy the New Sense 7.0 UI.
For sure Sense 7.0 will be available as update for M8, M8s, Desire EYE, Butterfly 2 and some other devices...— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) April 10, 2015
As for the HTC One M7, it's not clear yet if it will get updated to Sense 7.0 UI or not. The 2 years old flagship already received the 5.0.1 Lollipop update with Sense 6.0 UI earlier this year. Hopefully, HTC won't forget its loyal "One" users.
Great News for M8 users... HTC UK has just officially confirmed that the company's previous flagship device, HTC One M8, will get the Official Android 5.1 Lollipop Update with Sense 7.0 UI in August,2015 which is only 4 months away.
@JKMcCloskey Hey James, the HTC One M8 will have a Software Update for Android Version 5.1 and Sense 7 in August 2015 :)— HTC UK (@HTC_UK) April 29, 2015
HTC UK made this announcement regarding the unlocked variant of the HTC One (M8) via its official twitter account.
After this update the device will pack the same exact HTC One (M9) User Interface which includes major improvements is that you can change the grip app switcher to stock Lollipop style. App reshuffling, some new widgets, BlinkFeed updates and other changes are also part of the update.
I heard you all on M7 5.1 for Carrier versions. Many of the fixes are already in our current SW, but understand your concerns. Stay tuned.— Mo Versi (@moversi) March 20, 2015
In other hands, HTC product manager "Mo Versi" has also confirmed via his own twitter account that Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the company's first one flagship, HTC One (M7) too. It's not clear if the 3-years old device will get Sense 7.0 UI along with the new Lollipop build or not.
HTC annouced that it will release Sense 7.0 UI for the One M8 with Android M update instead of Lollipop 5.1.1 Update - More Info Here
Many HTC users are still waiting for their Android 5.0 Lollipop update to reach their device. Sadly, today we got some bad news for the One mini 2 owners. Due to performance related issues HTC has officially Canceled the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the HTC One mini 2.
The News came from HTC's official twitter account responding to user query about the One mini 2 update release date. HTC said that it "Lollipop on the One mini 2 will not provide an optimal experience".
This may be caused by limited hardware capabilities or performance issues as the HTC One mini 2 is powered by Snapdragon 400 and a 1GB LPDDR2 RAM.
@EdoardoBerti We determined that Lollipop on the One mini 2 will not provide an optimal experience; it isn't scheduled to receive the update— HTC (@htc) April 27, 2015
Also, YouMobile is launching a New HTC Official Updates Page to track all Android Lollipop update being released for HTC devices worldwide, we Track the updates so you don't have to, Coming soon on HTC.YouMobile.com
Few weeks ago, HTC has confirmed that HTC One mini 2 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update has been canceled due to performance issues. Today, HTC also confirmed via twitter that the Original HTC One mini won't be getting the Lollipop update.
@reekeanu The HTC One Mini will not receive the Lollipop update.— HTC (@htc) May 3, 2015
The original One Mini was launched back in 2013 shortly after the original One M7. Considering the newer One Mini isn't getting the update, it's no surprise that the older one isn't either. However, this is rather unbecoming of a company to launch phones under the flagship brand name and then just leave them out in the cold later when it comes to updates.
HTC One (M7) Dual-SIM is getting its official Android 5.0 Lollipop update, the update is available in India Over-the-air (OTA). Will start rolling-out to other regions in the next few weeks.
After applying the update, which is around 675MB in size, the device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, with software version 7.117.720.6.
The roll-out comes just over a week after HTC revealed that the One Mini as well as the One Mini 2 won't be getting the update. It's also worth mentioning that the regular version of the M7 started receiving Lollipop back in March this year.
Few hours ago, Google officially announced Android M Developer Preview. Now, Jeff Gordon, Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC, has just announced via its Twitter account that Android M update will become officially Available to the HTC One M9 and HTC One M9+ and More devices.
Good news! The HTC One M9 and M9+ will be updated to Android M, with more devices to be announced soon.— Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) May 28, 2015
More HTC devices to get M updates will be announced soon. We expect that all latest HTC High-end and Mid-range devices released last year get the Android M update. Currently only the developer preview is available, Google will release the final version of the Android M later this year, HTC will take 90 days starting from this release date to develop an update for its devices with Sense 7 UI.
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 One Max has started receiving its official Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Weighing in at around 760MB, the over-the-air (OTA) update is currently rolling out in select Asian and European countries, including Taiwan, France, Italy, Poland, and Czech Republic.
For those who aren't in the know, according to a previously leaked schedule, the One Max was expected to start receiving the update back in March this year.
While the HTC Desire EYE already received its Android Lollipop update outside of the US, the handset's version that AT&T is selling is still running Android KitKat. Fortunately, HTC and AT&T are now ready to update the phone.
According to HTC VP of Product Management Mo Versi, AT&T's HTC Desire EYE should be updated to Android Lollipop starting today, June 30. Mind you, the update brings Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 6.0 UI, but it's still going to include various changes and enhancements.
For now, it doesn't look like the update is live, but some AT&T Desire EYE owners should get it over the air before the end of the day.
HTC users are eagerly waiting for their Lollipop 5.1.1 Update, especially the HTC One M9 owners who bought the company's latest expensive flagship.
Luckily, HTC's VP Mo Versi shared on Twitter today that the official Android 5.1 Lollipop Update is coming to HTC One M9 starting with Sprint's variant.
HTC One (M9) Sprint Owners! We have received technical approval on Lollipop OS 5.1 which includes camera improvements. OTA to start on 7/1!— Mo Versi (@moversi) June 29, 2015
The Lollipop 5.1.1 OTA update will bring better RAM management, some improvements to the camera, performance improvements along with various bug fixes and stability improvements to Sense 7.
Good News for M9 users, Mo Versi, HTC's VP of product management announced via his twitter account that AT&T HTC One M9 Android 5.1 Lollipop update will start rolling-out OTA (Over-the-air) today.
HTC One (M9) AT&T Owners! We have received technical approval on Lollipop OS 5.1 which includes camera improvements. OTA to start on 7/15!!— Mo Versi (@moversi) July 14, 2015
HTC's Android 5.1 update will pack data performance, call drop enhancements, various bug fixes and Battery life improvements.
Even more importantly, the camera of the HTC One M9 has received a number of optimizations with the update. The temperature management of the device has also been tweaked in order handle that Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset better.
HTC has already confirmed that its latest flagship, HTC One M9 and One M9+ will get official Android M update later this year.
Today, HTC's VP of product Mo Versi, has confirmed via its twitter account that the HTC One M8 will get the upcoming official Android M update.
Whatever the new version gets called Marshmallow, Muffin, or M&Ms last year's HTC flagship will be basking in its under-the-hood and over the top improvements at some point, after Google releases the source code to manufacturers in the fall.
HTC Desire EYE official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update is Rolling-out to Unlocked variants and AT&T variant of the device. The news has been confirmed via users and HTC's VP product manager Mo Versi on twitter too.
Great news for HTC Desire Eye AT&T owners! We've just received technical approval for Lollipop update! OTA to start tomorrow!— Mo Versi (@moversi) June 30, 2015
The New Lollipop 5.0.1 update brings an updated UI with Material Design but still keeping the same Sense UI v6.0 on the device. New Apps, Update Notification Panel, updated lockscreen along with various bug fixes and performance improvements.
HTC Desire EYE Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update with Sense 7.0 UI is expected to be released in the next few months too with .
The HTC One M8 GPE (Google Play Edition) and HTC One M7 GPE (Google Play Edition) Android 5.1 Lollipop updates are currently Rolling-out Over-the-air (OTA), Google has approved the update and HTC GPE users should get a notification on their devices to get the new update which is Sense UI free.
Approval for both M8 & M7 GPE versions have been granted by Google for 5.1 OS. OTA out shortly!— Mo Versi (@moversi) April 8, 2015
The most important part of this update is the Memory leak bug fix that was reported before on 5.0.2 build, the update also includes the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.
However, there is still no official confirmation if One M8 (GPE) or One M7 (GPE) will get Android M update or not but it's up to Google to decided, Stay tuned!
HTC has started Rolling-out official Android 5.1 Lollipop update to its latest flagship devices, HTC One M9 and HTC One M9+ (unlocked variants). Carrier variants should start getting the same update in the upcoming few weeks.
The Update packs Android build 5.1 (Software version 2.8.617.4) keeping the same Sense 7.0 UI version but with few extra tweaks that includes new UI animations, improved sound controls that allow the user to enable Do Not Disturb mode but still allow alarms through and Camera enhancements.
In this update HTC is giving M9 users the ability to tweak the color temperature of their phone's display. The One M9 Lollipop 5.1 update brings multi-user support that allows Guest access to your device or a second user (using his own Google/HTC account), so that he can install his own apps and access his account using the device without affecting the original owner's data/account.
HTC has started rolling-out the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the One E8. The One E8 is considered to be the mid-range variant of the One M8. The Update is Available Over-the-air (OTA) to all carriers/unlocked One E8 variants.
The HTC One E8 update packs many performance improvements, new lock screen, new notification panel and updated User Interface but still keeps the Sense UI v6.0 on the Android 5.0.1 lollipop build.
HTC is rolling-out its official Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the HTC Desire 816 device. The Update is Available Over-the-air (OTA) to all carriers/unlocked Desire 816 variants and its size is about 860MB.
The HTC Desire 816 update packs many performance improvements, new lock screen, new notification panel and updated User Interface but still keeps the Sense UI v6.0 on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop build.
According to HTC's Product and Service Director, the HTC One M9 official Android 5.1 Lollipop update should be live now for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Android 5.1 coming to EMEA HTC One m9 devices tomorrow...enjoygraham wheeler (@wheelergd) August 3, 2015
The update OTA package size will be about 831MB. In addition to all the new features in Android 5.1, the update improves the amount of time taken to charge the battery.
HTC is rolling out the update in stages, so if you don't see the OTA just yet, hold tight. It's coming.
We reported before that HTC will be releasing the Android 5.1 Lollipop Update for the One M8 and One M8s with Sense 7.0 UI and few security and bug fixes. Well, they have changed their plans!
According to Mo verse, HTC VP Product Management, the HTC One M8 will Sense 7.0 UI but with the official Android M update which will be by the end of this year or early 2016 (still not-confirmed). He tweeted this as a reply to a fan requested info regarding the M8 Sense 7 release.
@harshitsharma04 Will be tied to the M release. Thanks.— Mo Versi (@moversi) August 6, 2015
However, the One M8 users will set to get all the Lollipop security improvements and bug fixes but keeping the same Sense 6.0 UI as it is, So if you are waiting for Sense 7 to hit your device you gonna need to hold-on a little bit longer.
Stay tuned and check the Official HTC Updates Page to stay up-to-date!
HTC users are eagerly waiting for their Lollipop 5.1.1 Update, especially the HTC One M9 owners who bought the company's latest expensive flagship.
Now, the Official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is rolling-out Over-the-air (OTA) to HTC One M9 users worldwide. The update packs the hugely acclaimed Stagefright exploit patch.
The OTA package is about 900MB in size and brings lots of bug fixes, security enhancements and performance improvements to the flagship which is expected to receive the Marshmallow update by Early 2016.
HTC is more recognized for its virtual reality gadgets than smartphones. While it remains much more focused on VR stuff, the company has announced a new phone for India and Thailand called the HTC wildfire. The company hasn't shown any activity for a long time and after many months of silence in the mobile industry, HTC's new CEO Yves Maitre recently stated in an interview that the company will release a 5G smartphone this year. As per rumors, HTC will coordinate with Qualcomm to make a 5G enabled phone.
HTC U19e and Desire 19+ were the last phones launched under the company's banner. It is announced that the HTC wildfire X will be released with the Indian-first approach. However, the Wildfire X isn't completely manufactured by HTC, as the Wildfire X has been made by Lava initially. The company has agreed with Indian companies like Lava, Micromax, and Karbonn to use its licensed brand name for new phones. The new phone is similar to what Lava made. In India, it will be made by one of HTC's brand partners. The Thailand/international variant may be made by HTC itself, or it may be developed by another local OEM/ODM.
The phone is 163.2 x 77.8 x 8.9 mm and weighs only 186g. It has a 6.52-inch HD+ LCD with 1560 x 720 pixels. The device is powered by MediaTek Helio P23 8x ARM Cortex-A52 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and Mali-G72MP1 GPU. The smartphone has 2GB RAM and 32GB storage that can be further extended by microSD card slot. The phone comes with a huge 4,000mAh battery that is good enough to get you through a day even if you play games or watch YouTube videos on it. The front camera is 8MP with f/2.0 and allows 1080p video recording. For connectivity, it offers Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi. It supports 2G and 3G network connectivity.
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HTC One A9 is latest smartphone from HTC and the first non-Nexus device to launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The handset is supposed to freshen up the HTC portfolio and give another chance of the otherwise struggling One lineup.
The HTC One A9 is built around a 5" AMOLED screen of 1080p resolution and is the first to run on the Snapdragon 617 chip. The SoC employs an octa-core processor with four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5GHz and another four A53 ticking at 1.2GHz, Adreno 405 GPU and 2 or 3 GB of RAM depending on the version.
HTC says it designed the One A9 from scratch, blending signature elements of its previous phones, such as the antenna stripes on the back. The A9's unibody is made entirely of metal, with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 protective glass shielding the entire front.
HTC One A9 Specifications
HTC One A9 is quite thin at just 7.2mm of thickness and it seems like a pocket-friendly chap with the 5" screen and the 143g of weight.
The main camera of the One A9 packs 13MP sensor with optical image stabilization and 1080p video recording (the Snapdragon 617 doesn't support 4K). It supports RAW capturing and Hyperlapse (stabilized time-lapse) videos. The front snapper has a 4MP UltraPixel sensor and a bright F/2.0 aperture.
HTC One A9 comes with either 16 or 32GB of storage, expandable via a microSD slot. LTE connectivity is naturally supported, while a new high-power DAC that promises unmatched audio experience.
The Home key of the HTC One A9 doubles as an always-on fingerprint scanner, which will unlock your device even while the display is turned off. You can also use the sensor for Play Store payments thanks to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow running on the A9 right out of the box.
HTC One A9 is powered by a 2150 mAh battery, which supports Quick Charge 2.0 (and 3.0), though you'll have to buy a proper 15W HTC charger if you want to charge your battery lightning fast.
HTC One A9 will be available worldwide in a price of 600 EURO (about $580) by Early November,2015.
HTC has just released a new flagship device called, HTC One A9, that packs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box with an updated Sense 7.0 UI.
As always, every time HTC releases a new UI, it packs some new amazing colorful wallpapers. We have these wallpapers available for download in full resolution (2160 x 1920 pixels) and in JPEG format. You can Download them all or choose the best one for you from the Google Drive folder below.
HTC brought the One A9 to the world a month ago today and the company's America president, Jason Mackenzie, assured that the phone would get new Android update 15 days after Google's update is pushed to the Nexus devices.
After a few weeks from release, HTC has confirmed that this won't be applicable to only the new numbered versions of Android. They say that they're actually committed to get monthly security patches, just like Google's recent November update, pushed to U.S. unlocked A9s "within 15 business days of Google's first push to Nexus". Although it is a few days more than 15 days, the update to the latest Marshmallow can be considered timely.
A spokesperson from HTC gave the following official statement:
"We expect the software update with Google's November security patches to receive TA (Technical Acceptance) later today and roll out to customers immediately thereafter".
So if you own a U.S. unlocked HTC One A9, soon you'll get an OTA notification. Unfortunately, other versions of the A9 along with carrier-branded and unlocked European models won't enjoy the 15-day update as they are deployed on a different software track.
By the way, as per a tweet from HTC's Mo Versi, tonight the November security update and the updates for camera and battery will be rolled out.
Techconfigurations has just released a video on YouTube that shows the upcoming HTC made Google devices in detail. Keep in mind though, this is just a 3D video render that is primarily based on the leaked images that we have seen so far, combined with intelligent artistic creativity from the compiler. If you are not yet familiar with the rumoured specifications of the two upcoming devices, take a look below.
Both of them will sport the same 12-mp rear camera, 8-mp front camera, 4GB of RAM, bottom facing speakers, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth version 4.2 and fingerprint scanner on the back. However, the higher end Nexus Marlin may have 128GB of internal memory, as opposed to the 32GB internal memory of the SailFish. Marlin will also sport a bigger battery (3,450mAh) than the 2,770mAh battery rumoured to be inside the SailFish. Both the devices will feature Quad High Definition displays with an AMOLED panel but the Nexus marlin will have a larger 5.5-inch display compared to the 5-inch display of the SailFish. Even though it has been rumoured that the Nexus devices will both sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, the model number of the SoC is still a mystery.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Before you get too excited about getting the flagship phone for free, we must inform you that this is sadly not the case. A few reports on the internet had suggested that the UAE based operator Etisalat is giving away the HTC 10 for free to some of their customers and after some research, they turned out to be expectedly misleading. Don't get us wrong though, Etisalat is still offering a great deal on the HTC 10, but it's just not giving it away for free like the rumors suggested.
The actual offer of the telecommunications company includes zero upfront, two-years of warranty, enhanced screen insurance and offer on Uber rides with every purchase of the HTC 10 smartphone. The lowest monthly payout for the plan is only Dh105 and you will even get a free home-delivery if you order it online. The offer on Uber ride extends up to Dh100 and the added insurance from HTC on display damage will extend up to six months, during which, all broken or damaged displays will be repaired for free.
Khaled Elkhouly, who is the chief Consumer Officer at Etisalat, said that he feels that this new smart pay option will make the HTC 10 more affordable to their customers and will also help the smartphone reach more buyers. Nikitas Glykas, President of HTC MEA expressed his excitement at the newfound partnership between Etisalat and HTC. To us, it sounds like a great deal as well, given the fact that the HTC 10 has received international acclamation. In case, you just want to pick up a HTC 10 free of contract in the UAE, you can do so for a price tag of Dh2,399.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
The HTC 10 was recently announced by Verizon and they were the first carrier in the US to do so. However, Sprint has just joined in the action with more details about the phone and a clear release date. The Sprint version of the HTC 10 will be available from May 13 on contract and at zero down payment. There will only be a monthly charge of $26 for two years (24 months) as per the contract. Sprint also added that the highly acclaimed smartphone will be using their LTE Plus network for superfast internet speeds. Verizon will still be the first carrier in America to start selling the HTC 10 via pre-orders accepted only through their online store.
The HTC 10 was received very well around the world by techies and the excellent reviews have created quite a bit of demand for the handset in USA as well. If you are not particularly familiar with HTC's flagship smartphone for 2016, you might find them to be quite impressive. Chamfered edges and a metal body hide the powerhouse Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC within, while the front hosts a 5.2" Super LCD 5 display (1440p) at 565 ppi. There is also 4GB of RAM onboard which seems to have become a standard for all flagship devices this year. HTC has significantly slimmed down HTC Sense 8.0 this year and as a result, the experience feels almost the same as stock Android 6.0.1, albeit with a few added features. There are also the famous front-firing HTC BoomSound speakers and a built-in fingerprint scanner inside the Home button.
Fortunately, most Android smartphone manufacturers went back to the drawing board and gave their smartphones an expandable memory card slot. This holds true for the HTC 10 as well, so you can now increase your phone's storage by an additional 200GB. You will of course get an internal memory of 32-GB to begin with. The 12-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, f/1.8 aperture and dual-tone LED flash was highlighted by HTC as one of the best features of the smartphone. Not to be outdone, the selfie cam is a 5-megapixel ½.3" sensor with 1.55µm pixel size. The 3,000 mAh battery supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 and once fully charged, is reported to provide the user with 27 hours of talk time, along with a standby time of 456 hours.
Did the impressive specs of the HTC 10 get you excited? Do the positive reviews make you want this phone even more? Or will you give this one a pass? Let us know what you think.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
Samsung and LG enjoyed the limelight with their premium smartphones. Now the time is heading towards HTC. They are going to showcase the next flagship device with a very powerful snapper.
"We can confidently say that HTC will have a very, very compelling camera experience," said Chief Financial Officer Chialin Chang on Thursday during an interview at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. He also added the follwing - "We're making this comment after we've seen what's going on in the market."
When One M9 was launched last year, there were concerns about its camera, and this time with the rumoured One M10 they are planning to find a solution to this.
The next smartphone and the Vive virtual reality gadget are the steps taken by HTC to revive their brand as a buzz creator. The Taiwanese company has been going through tough times with losses getting reported continuously in three quarters.
More about Vive
HTC garnered larger presence in the MWC events mostly for its Virtual Reality system called Vive (co-produced by game developer Valve). This would cost $799 and advance orders will be taken from 29th February.
As per Wang, as there is coupling of the two wireless controllers with the Vive, it puts this system in a better position when compared with Oculus. The Vive lets you to get up and move around in a restricted space, when the Oculus makes users stay still. Consumers are savvy enough to catch the difference and find the benefit.
More about the smartwatch
HTC's fitness tracker device - the UA Band has been getting very good traction in the market and because of this they are increasing the production number.
The executives from HTC informed that they'd need to figure out the positioning of the smartwatch when it comes to join other smart devices offered by HTC. As per Wang's words -
"When HTC comes out with a smartwatch, we will turn the industry on its head."
HTC has announced the latest member of their Desire family. The new HTC Desire 820 is the successor to the popular Desire 816 and is the second HTC phone to have a 64-bit processor.
The Desire 820 is the first phone to run on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939), which has an octa-core CPU with eight Cortex-A53 cores, four of them clocked at 1.5GHz and four at 1.0GHz, along with Adreno 405 GPU. The SoC is based on the 64-bit architecture and HTC will update the phone to Android L, which is designed to take advantage of 64-bit processing.
The Desire 820 also has a 5.5-inch, 1280x720px display, 13 megapixel rear camera, 8 megapixel front camera, and BoomSound speakers. The phone will offer Cat 4 LTE connectivity.
Looks like HTC will bring its Mid-range 64-bit Smartphone first, before it high end 64-bit (if any). HTC has officially announced that it's first 64-bit smartphone will be the mid-range Desire 820.
This has been officially confirmed via the HTC Weibo account though details are very scarce all the teaser images really say is "64-bit" and "September,4th". The first image lists off the HTC firsts first Android phone, first 1080p phone, first f/2.0 camera aperture and so on.
The second image is more interesting and shows what appears to be the front-facing camera, off to the side of a front-facing speaker grill. Our Chinese is spotty but that big "64" is hard to misinterpret.
The short text accompanying the second teaser image claims this is the "world's first octa-core 64-bit phone". If it's a Qualcomm chipset then it must be the Snapdragon 615 - it has eight Cortex-A53 cores (the 64-bit replacement of the Cortex-A7) and a next-gen Adreno 405 GPU.