Say what you will about the striking similarities between the One A9 and recent iPhones, the One M9 and M8, and HTC’s decision to wait until after MWC to unveil the One M10, aka just 10. But when it comes to software updates, the Taiwanese OEM clearly has the edge over at least one of its Korean arch-rivals so far this year.
While Samsung stumbled and fumbled the oft-delayed “global” Marshmallow rollout for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, as well as the S6 Edge+ and Note 5, HTC deployed 6.0 goodies for its unlocked One M8 and M9 way back in December.
Despite having multiple priorities nowadays, including a rumored new Nexus device or two and wildly successful VR headset, the manufacturer also enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with US carrier partners, sending fairly swift M makeovers to Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon’s One M9, plus the Sprint and now Verizon-branded One M8.
That’s right, Big Red continues to turn over a new leaf in terms of software support, getting ready to bump up the OS on its HTC One M8 mere days after doing the same for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Namely, on March 7, i.e. Monday, according to HTC VP of Product Management Mo Versi on Twitter.
The technical approval is in the bag, so all that’s left to do is keep your Wi-Fi on over the next few days, the battery mark above 50 percent, at least 1GB internal storage space unoccupied, and manually check for updates whenever you get a chance. Check and mate, AT&T!