The HTC One M8 will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow soon after it will get released this fall. Back in June 2015, this was confirmed by Mo Versi, the HTC US product manager, saying on his Twitter account that the HTC One M8 will receive the Android M upgrade and that the owners should get ready for it.
This question came from Versi after a user has asked if the upcoming Android OS will be released for this device. Even if the phone was released back in March 2014, it seems that HTC wants to keep it updated. However, this is something normal, because usually, the mobile phones manufacturers offer upgrades for their devices for the next 2 years after the release date.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Final Developer Preview
The big search engine company has already released the third and final developer preview of the upcoming Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the middle of August. That was the date when Google confirmed that the upcoming Android OS will be called Marshmallow.
Likewise in the past, Google has released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview for its Nexus devices such as: Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update for the HTC Flagship Smartphones
Since the Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been confirmed for the HTC One M8 and HTC One M9, the owners of these two devices are wondering if they are going to get the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update before the new Marshmallow OS will get released.
According to previous reports, the HTC Sense 7 UI will be available for the HTC smartphones worldwide in August, but until now, this interface was not yet released to the HTC One M8 devices, which is quite disappointing.
HTC has updated its HTC One M8 to the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and according to some reports, this device will no longer get the Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is already found on the HTC One M9. There are rumors which say that the HTC One M9 will skip the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update and it will be updated directly to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow: The Best Features That Come With It
Android 6.0 Marshmallow looks mostly the same as the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. This is why many users thought that the new OS will be Android 5.2 and not Android 6.0. However, when it comes to performance and stability, Android 6.0 Marshmallow is way better than the Android Lollipop.
You will notice that there is a new permission system which allows you to have full control over an application. This way, you will allow or deny a particular application to access some things. Previously, the users had to accept the default permissions at once, which made it quit difficult to control what information they wanted to share with a particular application.
The battery usage in Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been improved with a new feature that’s called “Doze”. After period of idle time, your Android device will cut down any background activity, which will significantly improve the battery life.
A new feature which will be a direct response to Apple Pay is the Android Pay, and it will allow the Android users to make NFC contactless payments. The new payment service will take the place of the Google Wallet, but keep in mind that this application will not disappear. Google Wallet will actually become more like a PayPal-like service, which will allow the users to transfer small amounts of money.
The Google Chrome can now be fully integrated into the application, allowing the developers to build applications that will use the browser seamlessly into them.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is expected to be released this fall, along with the upcoming Nexus 5 (2015) smartphones.