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Verizon HTC One M8 to get Marshmallow on Monday

HTC One M8 Android flagship gets Android Marshmallow this Monday
HTC One M8
Verizon's One M8 will get the long-awaited Android 6.0 update more than three months after the unlocked version received Marshmallow.

HTC released the One M8 flagship back in March 2014 when this handset carried Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. Two years later, this 5-inch flagship continues to receive official software updates and Verizon Wireless customers still using it should get ready for the Android Marshmallow update, which is scheduled to go live on Monday.

The news comes from Mo Versi, HTC's VP of Product Management. Yesterday, he tweeted the following message: "Verizon HTC One (M8) Owners! Marshmallow OS coming on 3/7! TA received today - Great work @arpu31" The update comes a bit late since unlocked HTC One M8 handsets got it way back in early December.

HTC One M8 might be considered outdated by some, but its hardware is fully capable to run Android 6.0 without any issues. This full HD handset is driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC, next to 2 GB RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage, as well as microSD support up to 128 GB. However, its 4 MP/5 MP cameras are left behind even by today's mid-rangers. Leaving aside this part, the Marshmallow-powered One M8 should remain a useful device to those not focused on mobile photography.


Mo Versi (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03- 5 (Update: 2016-03- 5)