With Android Marshmallow having been announced more than two months ago, and released on new devices last month, now’s the time when Android owners start getting anxious about when they might see the latest version on their devices.
Most manufacturers have already announced that they will be rolling out Android 6.0. Some, like Motorola, have already started pushing it to customers while HTC was the first to launch a non-Nexus device with Android Marshmallow pre-loaded out of the box. For those with existing HTC phones, that won’t come as any comfort at all, but what might is a roadmap leaked by LlabTooFeR which shows which HTC phones are getting a taste of Marshmallow, and when the manufacturer has planned to push the updates…
LlabTooFeR has gained something of a reputation for leaking HTC info and while there’s every chance this is up-to-date and accurate, there’s always an element of risk in saying this is guaranteed, regardless of the source.
What’s interesting to note about this leak is that Android 6.0.1’s arrival has meant several phones will likely skip 6.0.0 completely. Phones like the Butterfly 3, Butterfly 2, Desire 826, Desire 820 and 626 are rumored to be jumping straight to Android 6.0.1. All of those — except the Butterfly 3 — are allegedly due to get the Marshmallow update during the second quarter of next year. Several smartphones in HTC’s lineup will seemingly get Android 6.0.0 over the coming months, including the HTC One M9+, One E8, One M8s, Desire 816 and Desire 526 and will be evaluated before announcing or releasing 6.0.1.
As for the company’s hero products, or flagships, it’s no surprise to read that the manufacturer is keen to get the latest software to them as soon as possible. The HTC One M9 should be receiving 6.0.0 in the coming weeks, while both the M9 and the A9 will get 6.0.1 at the beginning of next year, during the first quarter.