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Android 6.0 Marshmallow Official OTA Software Update for HTC One M8 Coming Very Soon

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September 16
7:01 AM 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow's official over the air (OTA) rollout is slated to start later this month and HTC is reported to be one of the pioneering phone manufacturers to release the software upgrade. Will HTC One M8 receive the Marshmallow update this month?

HTC One M8 was officially announced by HTC executive Mo Versi that it will soon be getting Android 6.0. Versi took Twitter in August in response to a querying fan asking when the Sense 7.0 UI would come. The executive assured fans to receive the latest user interface when Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes out. Late last month, another HTC executive Jeff Gordon confirmed in a statement the good news saying that recent models will first receive the new software.

Aside from HTC phones, brands in the waiting list for Marshmallow are LG, Samsung, Sony and Motorola. Google has used some Nexus devices for the developer preview of the update.

Meanwhile, mobile networks have also been reported to have been busy preparing for the update, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is expected to bring in new features and several improvements from Lollipop, including Android Pay, support for USB Type-C and fingerprint sensor, app links, enhanced app permissions and so much more.

Android Pay is a card-less mobile operating system which will replace Google Wallet. It uses both NFC and host card emulation method. AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon are expected to pioneer this technology. Chrome tabs can now be made personalized by adding web views and more customizations with theme and fonts.

Meanwhile, app links allow directing to other software, app, sites, using a link from a certain location. Support for fingerprint sensor wills strengthen run of Android Pay while the USB Type-C support will enable users devise all-in ports.

Check updates on Settings > About phone > System updates > Check for updates.

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