Sometimes it feels like choosing a mobile carrier is practically rolling the dice when it comes to your smartphone’s update future. Will you end up on the luckier side of things, ending up closer to the front of the line when updates finally start heading out, or will you be like those kids with Z last names, doomed to be at the back of the stage on graduation day? HTC fans on AT&T know what the waiting game is like all too well, and while we’ve seen Android Marshmallow updates come to both the HTC One M8 and One M9 months ago across multiple carriers, AT&T users have been left with their hands out. Today HTC offers a bit of news on the situation, and while both phones should still get their updates eventually, things are taking just a bit longer than the manufacturer would like.
Today on Twitter, HTC VP Mo Versi admitted that Marshmallow for the One M9 and One M8 alike has hit some unexpected delays. There’s no formal ETA at the moment, but Versi explains that updates for both phones are undergoing lab testing right now, he’s optimistic that final approval will come through “within the next couple weeks .”
Of course, even after that approval arrives, there’s still the matter of actually getting distribution started, but after all the waiting HTC users on AT&T have already been put through, we’re hopeful that all efforts are being made to streamline that process and get things moving as quickly as possible. Keep the faith!