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Unlocked HTC One M8 to receive Marshmallow update within the next day


We just reported that HTC seems to be on schedule with the Marshmallow updates for the One M9 and M8, though we couldn’t give an exact date as to when owners of these handsets would start receiving their updates. Now HTC’s Mo Versi has taken to Twitter, yet again, to let the public know that the unlocked One M8 will begin to receive its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update within the next 24 hours!

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You may have noticed that the M9, HTC’s newer flagship, still hasn’t gotten its update. Mr. Versi, replying to a curious user on Twitter, says that the update for the M9 is coming soon, and that he will advise the public once testing is complete.

In case you missed our earlier coverage, HTC previously stated that both the unlocked One M9 and M8 will receive Marshmallow by the year’s end. After doing some digging on Twitter, we found that HTC plans to roll out the update to carrier variants of both handsets very early next year. The company says the Sprint M8 is expected to get the update as early as January 4th.

If you own an unlocked One M8, be sure to let us know once you get the update!

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HTC One M9 and M8 should receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow sometime soon


Android 6.0 Marshmallow has already been available on Nexus devices for some time now, and it’s finally starting to make its way to other Android smartphones across the board. Some variants of the LG G4, Moto X Style and 2014 Moto X have already gotten the update, and so has the Google Play Edition HTC One M8.

Soon after Google announced Android 6.0, many OEMs came out to say which of their devices would be updated. This includes HTC, which said that the One M8 and M9 would see Marshmallow before the year’s end. Well, now that it’s December, are you wondering if HTC is on schedule with these updates? According to some leaks and various bits of speculation floating around the web, it’s looking like the Taiwanese company is right on schedule. Taking a look at Mo Versi’s Twitter, he’s recently responded to many folks asking when their phones will be updated. And although there’s no exact date for the rollout, Mr. Versi says that both the unlocked One M9 and M8 will still get the update this year, with carrier variants following close behind.

When will the carrier versions get updated, you ask? Again, we don’t have an exact date, but Mr. Versi did say that Sprint’s One M8 is expected to get updated on January 4th. Additionally, popular HTC leaker LlabTooFeR on Twitter earlier today said that the Marshmallow update will likely roll out to the European One M8 in the next two weeks or so.

Now, it’s pretty difficult to tell when exactly all of these updates will begin rolling out, but at least we have a pretty good idea that HTC is still on schedule. We’ll be sure to let you know if we hear anything more from the company regarding these updates.

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Sense 7.0 spotted on HTC One M9


HTC is struggling to remain in the smartphone market and one of their moves to try to keep buyers interested is a commitment to getting the latest version of Android out to their devices. With the recent release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, HTC has been hard at work trying to make that happen for the HTC One M9 and the HTC One M8 before the end of the year. Evidence of their efforts surfaced today thanks to Twitter tipster @LlabTooFeR.

In a series of tweets by @LlabTooFeR, we see several examples of Android 6.0 Marshmallow and HTC’s Sense 7.0 user interface running on an HTC One M9. The images include some of the setup screens, a shot of the keyboard, the recent apps task switcher, some of the permission system screens, and some settings. Thus far no information has been shared about how the actual performance has been on the device.

This appears to be a good sign that HTC is very close to being ready with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on their flagship devices.


source: @LlabTooFeR (Twitter)

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Which T-Mobile phones will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow?

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Wondering if your phone will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow? Be sure you are not alone, we’re all desperately waiting for that notification. Android fans are quick to jump on Google whenever they learn a new major update has become available from Google, and the lack of information can be rather frustrating. T-Mobile subscribers won’t have to look through multiple news sites and forums, though. Magenta is being awesome and revealing its entire upgrade plans for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

T-Mobile’s dedicated Android 6.0 upgrade page is pretty straight forward. It shows a list of devices that will eventually get the new software. Devices are then labeled into 3 categories: Manufacturer Development, T-Mobile Testing and Completed. These pretty much describe the stage at which each phone can be found.

The list of devices to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow includes the following: 

  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M9
  • LG G3
  • LG G4
  • LG G Stylo
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 7
  • Nexus 9
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2


As you can expect, very few of these devices are on the Completed stage at the time of this post’s publishing. Most of these are still under Manufacturer Development, essentially leaving Nexus devices alone in other categories. Most Nexi are under Completed, by the way; only the Nexus 6 is still undergoing network testing.

What a handy tool this is! T-Mobile users can just click on the button below to head over to the carrier’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow update page. Details will continue to be updated as the roll-out advances. Don’t we wish all manufacturers did this?!

See T-Mobile’s software updates page!

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HTC confirms which devices are slated for a Marshmallow update by the end of the year

htc marshmallow updateWe know HTC is going to be updating a good chunk of their flagship devices to the newly unveiled Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the company’s own Jason Mackenzie has taken to Twitter to clarify exactly which devices will be making the cut. The good news is that the company plans on the update to hit by the end of 2015 with the HTC One M8 and M9 due at the beginning of Q4.

Pretty much all of HTC’s advertised flagships and a few others have made the list, as you can see above. The M8 and M9 will very likely be the first to see the update, not accounting for any carrier interference. But hey, if you’re rocking an unlocked version or developer version, you can expect the 6.0 update in the next few months. Considering we’ve heard very little from any other manufacturer about their update plans, this is a quick and positive move for HTC.

source: Jason Mackenzie (Twitter)

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HTC devices to get Android Marshmallow leaks out, HTC One M7 is absent

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HTC has had a relatively decent track record with getting software updates to their devices, and their HTC Advantage program has helped with ensuring that its most recent devices continue to get updates for at least two years. HTC owners will no doubt be nervously awaiting news of upcoming updates given the turmoil that has been constantly going on at HTC, but thankfully a leak of the HTC devices to get Android Marshmallow has come out today, hopefully putting some of those fears to bed. The leak was made public courtesy of HTC leaker @LlabTooFeR, and gives a list of 15 devices that could get the latest update, including:

  • HTC Desire EYE
  • HTC Desire 816
  • HTC Desire 820
  • HTC Desire 826
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M8s
  • HTC One M8 EYE
  • HTC One E8
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC One M9+
  • HTC One ME
  • HTC One E9
  • HTC E9+
  • HTC Butterfly 2
  • HTC Butterfly 3

Keen eyed readers will notice that there is one notable omission from this list – the HTC One M7. Although it received an update to Android Lollipop, it’s well over two years from the One M7’s release date and we aren’t surprised by this at all. Note that @LlabTooFeR points out that the list is still tentative and that HTC could still cut down the list further so unless you’re rocking a HTC One M8 or HTC One M9, you shouldn’t get too comfortable.

What do you think about the list of HTC devices to get Android Marshmallow? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Twitter via TalkAndroid

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List of HTC devices slated to receive Marshmallow update leaks


To help address a criticism of HTC that surfaced a few years ago regarding lack of Android updates for their devices, HTC implemented their HTC Advantage program. HTC Advantage is the company’s commitment to provide devices with updates to the Android operating system for at least two years after their release. With Android Marshmallow getting ready to be officially released, HTC will once again be tested against this standard they set for themselves. A new leak lists the devices that supposedly will receive an update to Android Marshmallow.

The devices include smartphones that are part of HTC’s One M9 line, One M8 line, Desire line and their Butterfly devices according to Twitter user @LlabTooFeR. The full list of devices slated to get Marshmallow and HTC’s Sense 7 interface includes:

  • HTC Desire EYE
  • HTC Desire 816
  • HTC Desire 820
  • HTC Desire 826
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M8s
  • HTC One M8 EYE
  • HTC One E8
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC One M9+
  • HTC One ME
  • HTC One E9
  • HTC E9+
  • HTC Butterfly 2
  • HTC Butterfly 3

After posting this list, @LlabTooFeR quickly noted the list is preliminary and some of the devices listed may not get Marshmallow. In particular, any device which is low on internal storage like the HTC Desire 816 may find themselves getting skipped over.

Although HTC has committed to providing operating system updates, they have still struggled to meet their deadlines for providing them to users. In the case of these devices, no schedule or target dates have been leaked.

source: @LlabTooFeR (Twitter)

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Stagefright patches now rolling out to the AT&T HTC One M9 and One M8


Many smartphone manufacturers have been working hard to push out patches for the Stagefright vulnerability to their smartphones, and today we can add two more devices to that list. AT&T has just issued small updates to both the HTC One M9 and One M8 that bring patches for the Stagefright exploit. These updates only range in size from 28MB to around 55MB, so security fixes are likely the only changes present in these updates.

If you need a refresher, a new vulnerability has been recently uncovered by researchers that exploits the Stagefright media playback engine in Android. This can allow attackers to access your device through a simple multimedia message. Various OEMs, including LG, Samsung, Motorola and more have announced their plans to release monthly security-focused updates to their devices in wake of this exploit.

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As per usual, the update may take a few days to make its way to your smartphone. You can also check for the update manually through your phone’s Settings menu. Once it makes its way to your device, be sure to let us know in the comment section below!


HTC spams One M8 and M9 owners through push notifications

Users on Reddit are reporting that HTC, one of the biggest Android OEMs in the world, is spamming them with notifications for the newest Fantastic Four movie. The rub comes from a push notification that has shown up in the notification tray for a new theme that users can download. The theme is directly tied to the new Fantastic Four reboot and even though it’s a theme, its a pretty blatant advertisement with the release date easily seen in two places, even in the thumbnail.

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Owners of the One smartphone are obviously not too happy about this. Reddit user impersonaljesus, who first reported the issue, posted in the comments that “I paid for my phone and deserve an ad-free experience. HTC has officially lost me as a customer.” Many others chimed in with similar feelings of displeasure with some going as far as rooting their phone and installing a custom ROM to avoid the possibility of this happening in the future.

The ad appears to come from “HTC Sense Home” which is the launcher included on HTC’s phones. Even though people are using third party launchers like Nova Launcher the ad will still show up.  Like most applications in Android you can go into your app settings and turn off notifications from this app but you may miss out on other, actually important, notifications about your phone in the future.

Recently HTC has been struggling financially. The HTC One M9 has not done well, as many users see the improvements made in the phone, not worthy of an upgrade. These advertisements are obviously a way to raise cash but you have to wonder if it’s going to cost HTC in the long run by losing customers.

Source: Reddit

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HTC pushes Fantastic Four notification ads to its One handsets

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We have all probably accepted the need for advertisements to help pay for our favourite free services, but HTC seems to have upset a number of its customers by recently using push notifications for advertising purposes. A number of HTC One M9, M8 and M7 owners are reporting a notification advertisement for the Fantastic Four movie.

Poorly disguised as a new recommended theme for the handset, the advertisement is also plastered with the release date for the film, along with a couple of company logos. What is perhaps most jarring about the advertisement is that it’s up front and center on the display, on a phone that retails with a $600+ price tag already.

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The advertisement seems to be tied in with HTC’s Sense Home and Blinkfeed technology. Customers using other third party launchers don’t appear to have seen the same notification.

A couple of months ago, HTC already openly announced that it would be bringing advertisements to its software in select countries, but these were supposed to appear alongside regular news feed pieces. This is the first that we have heard of notification based HTC ads.

The US, UK, Germany, Taiwan and China were listed as taking place in the pilot program. At the time, HTC stated that it would be implementation a way for customers to opt out, but there doesn’t appear to be a setting implemented directly to address HTC specific advertisements yet. Some affected users have simply been disabling Sense Home notifications and that seems to do the trick, but it’s far from ideal.

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HTC has been struggling to keep its mobile business in the black over the past few years, so the company may see advertising as a way to help boost its disappointing revenue. However, judging by the responses, this may end up putting off existing customers and might hurt the company’s reputation in the longer run.

Have you spotted the ad on your HTC One? Do you think this ad is intrusive or did you just swipe it away and forget about it?

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