HTC aiming to release Android 6.0 to T-Mobile One M8 on January 25

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Following Google’s launch of Android 6.0, T-Mobile named 17 devices on its network that’d be getting the Marshmallow update. The HTC One M8 was one of ‘em, and now we’ve got an idea of when that update will be arriving.

HTC’s Mo Versi says that his company is aiming to begin pushing Android 6.0 to the T-Mobile One M8 on January 28. The update is currently in HTC’s labs, though, so it’s possible that we could see the release date shift a bit.

Android 6.0 is a big update, and while the One M8 may not benefit from some of the update’s features (like native support for fingerprint readers and USB Type-C), it will get goodies like Doze battery saving, improved permissions, and Google Now on Tap. And it’ll just be nice to jump from Lollipop to Marshmallow, right One M8 owners?

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  • trickinit

    Before the M9?

    • Ricardo

      No doubt! Why would they leave out the M9?

      • Bill Berry

        Despite the camera upgrade it simply hasn’t sold at the pace T-Mobile would want it too. I have a M8A in the house; it’s just not enough for me to bite on the M9.

    • Evan Lam

      Same thing happened on the unlocked versions. They might be doing more to optimize/ improve performance of the M9. On XDA, the M9 experienced an increase in score of about 40,000 from 70k to 110k in the new AnTuTu benchmark after the marshmallow update.

  • Jeff Martinez

    The M8 already got 6.0, my parents have the phone and last time I went by their house they were running it. Tmo M8. I was pretty surprised, and I didn’t see a whole lot of difference, but I thought it was cool nonetheless.

  • Matt

    Hoping to get Marshmallow on my LG G Stylo soon!

  • Rob

    Getting really annoyed with Samsung taking so long. Note 5 was supposed to get it in December. Nope. They haven’t even sent a build for T-Mobile to test yet! If HTC comes out with a slick phone at MWC, I’m switching back.

    • Jess

      I share your pain, it sucks!

    • Anthony Robertson Junior

      Same Here! I’m really hoping they do cuz I’m not feeling Samsung! I still use my M8 too so I’m still excited but I’d rather have Marshmellow in my Note 5!

      • Rob

        I’ve owned mostly HTC devices. My first Android phone was the HTC Hero and before that, I had a ton of HTC Windows Mobile 5 and 5.5 phones and I had the HTC Inspire 4G, the MyTouch 4G, HTC Evo 4G, HTC Sensation 4G, HTC One, then the M8. If Qualcomm hadn’t botched the 810 I’d have gotten the M9. I’m going to get the M10/O2/X10/Perfume or whatever they are calling it now if it has the SD 820 and a decent screen size and resolution. I had the Nexus 6 and the Note 5 obviously blows it away but the novelty of the S-Pen has worn off and having 32GB of storage is old too. I had to massively downsize my apps from my 64GB Nexus 6.

        • PC_Tool

          I just really hope they don’t go the “fingerprint scanner/home button” combo on the front that they have elsewhere.

          I will never buy a device with a button on the front of it.

          Sides, even top/bottom, are fine. Back is fine. Front is off-limits.

          Loved my M7. Enjoyed the M8. Using an LG V10 now. If HTC puts a button on the front, I’ll stick with the v10.

        • Rob

          To each his own I guess. I love having the scanner on the front on my Note 5. It makes unlocking a snap. I’d be more likely to drop a phone if the scanner was on the back but then again I can’t use LG devices that have buttons on the back either.

      • Thatguy

        This happened ever year with the Note. I except the 6.0 update will not arrived until April

    • Jason Caprio

      I know what you mean. My mother’s old Nexus 5 and my gf’s Nexus 6P both have the latest 6.0.1 and our Note 5’s are stuck with 5.1.1. If it wasn’t for the fact that the Note 5 has the most amazing camera, I’d switch to the Nexus 6P in an instant.

      • Rob

        I always lose the camera lottery. My Note 5 has the IMX240 Sony sensor and it still takes images that are way too red. I was going to get the 6P before I got the Note 5 but since it never came to T-Mobile and I have the original Jump program, it made no sense to give up Jump and buy a phone outright.

  • PiCASSiMO

    How about my LG G4? It’s about time Marshmallow comes out.

    • AS118

      I’d be satisfied with 5.1 on my G2. It sucks that we’re stuck on 5.0.2, possibly with the memory leak bug, although 6.0 would be better, as that would fix the battery drain and overheating bugs.

  • kiblawi2000

    Both the M9 and M8 are listed as Certification stage on HTCs update tracker site, so they should be one after the other. I’m hoping the M9 update is only slightly delayed for it to get the T-Mobile RMS Video Calling like the Galaxys. Anyone else remember them saying that two more android phones were gonna get it by the end of 2015? That never happened as far as I’m aware, only the 4 galaxy phones got it, not the V10 or G4 or M9

    • jonathan3579

      This is something I’ve been wondering about.. I was beginning to think I had seen wrong information!

    • Evan Lam

      I had dm’ed the T-Mobile support twitter account about RCS Advanced Messaging when the 5.1 update was released, and it was still being tested for the M9 at the time back in September. I would assume that is also the case fro RMS Video Calling, and I just checked the article again, and it says three new phones instead of 2, so maybe the press release got updated? It’s likely that two of those phones are the G4 and the M9. I would think that the V10 would get it also, but it wasn’t even available at the time of the press release, and it have made sense for them to include it on the original software release if it was ready. I had thought for a second that the third device could be the iPhone, but I have a feeling Apple wouldn’t allow that because of FaceTime.

  • Acdc1a

    Like my Nexus 6. Don’t have to hope for an upgrade.

    • George

      Believe me I like the nexus line but that thing is the size of a brick lol.

      • Acdc1a

        My very thought initially. You really do get used to it and going backwards is impossible.

        • Matt

          Yes, I do love my nexus 6. The huge screen is actually what I really needed. It is huge – I love it, every second of my phone.

    • yankeesusa

      Nexus 6 battery life improved dramatically after marshmallow update.

      • Acdc1a

        Yes…and yet made my gmail notifications much less reliable. Hope that gets fixed soon.

  • George

    Let’s hope the M9 isn’t far behind, this phone definitely needs any type of update that can help battery life. The battery life is atrocious on this phone, otherwise though I like most everything about it minus the camera.

    • ant

      I have the Tmobile M9 but installed the developer edition 6.0 update and it runs smooth and battery life has been outstanding. I had it running for 40 hours with 45% battery left the other day (though a big chunk of it was in standby).

      • Tim O. Towers

        How?

        • ant

          You have to unlock the bootloader (and disable security optio, s-off)) and change the CID/MID of the phone to the developer model. It’s not the simpliest solution, and could void warranty but you can find info on xda-developers.

  • Jay Holm

    Any news on the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 getting 6.0?

  • mavricxx

    LOVE this phone, HTC just needs to work on their camera. If they can get a camera as good as iPhones, Samsung or LG then they’ll have a great one on their hands finally. Great phone, looking forward to my next one.

  • kelly c

    so does this the M8 will get sense 7 after getting marshmallow?

    • KC

      *does this mean

  • Deihmos

    I use to have this phone. Decided to leave android though.