HTC Desire Eye Sense UI

With great strides being made on the Marshmallow updating front as far as both the One M8 and One M9 are concerned, and the One A9 running the newest Android iteration out the box, you might be wondering what’s next for HTC.

The Taiwan-based hardware manufacturer never issued an official list of devices slated to move past Lollipop, nor did it confirm once rampant rumors of the One E8, M8s, Butterfly 2 and 3, Desire 820, 826 and Desire Eye following M8, M9 and A9’s suit on the 6.0 bandwagon.

But now, we’re hearing from a very reputable tipster that the 2014 HTC Desire Eye has finally been “confirmed” for an Android 6.0.1 + Sense 7.0 upgrade, which will go down at some point “later this year.”

We’re guessing the mid-range 5.2-incher isn’t as much of a priority as, say, the newer One E9, E9+, M9+ or ME, but at the same time, based on its age and capabilities, it should really get its software promotion before the Desire 626, One E8 or Butterfly 2 do.

Bottom line, we’re expecting the selfie expert to score the battery life, security and performance-centric goodie pack between April and June, which would be a more than decent turnaround time for a phone long gone from the spotlight.

It might be a good idea to purchase the HTC Desire Eye early, as Amazon sells it for $200 unlocked with US-specific connectivity, as well as a nice pair of 13MP cameras, quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage, and Full HD display.

Sources: Twitter, Amazon

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