The US carriers have announced that they will upgrade some of HTC’s smartphones and the list includes the Desire 816, One M8, Butterfly 3, One M9, Desire 826, among others. Marshmallow rolled out to the HTC One M8 (Google Play Edition) back in November and the US users have received this firmware in December. Finally, two of the US carriers (T-Mobile and Verizon) got the technical approval from HTC to release the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to this model. Other devices will be upgraded in the next weeks, as well.
Today, T-Mobile and Verizon’s subscribers will start receiving the latest Android Marshmallow on their HTC One M8 devices, while AT&T is waiting to receive the technical approval from HTC. The rest of HTC devices that are scheduled to receive the latest firmware are One E9, One ME, One M8 EYE, One E8, Desire 826, Desire 820, Desire 816 and Butterfly 3, while according to a popular Twitter leakster LlabTooFeR, the Desire EYE in Europe will receive the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow along with the new Sense 7.0 update in April, but he didn’t give further details. He was the one who twitted on February 23 that the new Android firmware will roll out to the Desire 816 within two weeks, and if his predictions will come true, then the update will appear anytime from now.
Soon, HTC will release its new flagship, which is rumored to drop the One M branding and be called simply HTC 10. @OnLeaks has posted some photos of a “prototype” of the new phone and he said that the device will feature a 5.15 QHD screen, an Adreno 530 GPU backed by 4GB of RAM, a 12MP rear camera and a USB Type-C port. Rumors suggest that the device will arrive with 32GB of internal storage, which will support expansion. Unfortunately, the HTC 10 will not be available in a version with Windows 10 Mobile.