HTC promotes Mackenzie to global EVP, gets ready for more Marshmallow One M9 updates

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Not everyone who proclaims smartphone fandom necessarily follows all the people behind our favorite companies, but if you consider yourself an HTC aficionado, especially here in the States, it’s hard not to have Jason Mackenzie on your radar. We’ve been watching him in his role as President of HTC America for some time now, but now he’s getting called up to even bigger and better things, as HTC shares news about its latest promotions, while also giving us a heads-up about the latest progress towards bringing Marshmallow to the flagship One M9.

Mackenzie’s now taking on the role of HTC’s global Executive Vice President, reporting directly to CEO Cher Wang and taking a larger part in shaping the company’s direction as he helps it form important new partnerships.

To fill the void Mackenzie leaves at HTC America, the company’s once again promoting from within, tapping André Lönne for the job. Lönne’s been involved in HTC operations all over the world, most recently with HTC America, and now he’ll be heading up that shop for himself.

As for that One M9 business, HTC UK reports that starting January 26, One M9 Marshmallow updates will start heading out in full force. Most significantly, this doesn’t just mean unlocked handsets, and the manufacturer also reports that “selected” operator editions will see their updates incoming. We don’t have an exhaustive list of those, but HTC’s confirmed that at least users on O2 are on the list.

Source: HTC, HTC UK (Twitter)

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