And so it begins. Several hardware manufacturers have revealed the names of their Android devices due to swap Lollipop software with Marshmallow goodies over the next months, and now carriers start filling in timing-related blanks.
Guess what, 2014 HTC One M8 and third-generation Motorola Moto G adopters. Your Android 6.0 makeovers may only be weeks away from an “international” rollout. In Canada, Telus estimates the enhancement packages will be dispatched on December 17 and 20 respectively.
But up north, as well as in the US and even Europe, wireless service providers are often sluggish to “customize” and “optimize” software updates, so it’s possible unlocked Moto Gs and HTC One M8s will score Android Marshmallow as early as this month.
Meanwhile, the Canadian operator number two says the HTC One M9 has to wait until January 21, 2016 to leave the sinking Lollipop ship, which is quite bizarre. You’d think the Taiwanese OEM would first take care of its newest flagship, although we’ve recently received another hint to the contrary.
Still, we wouldn’t be surprised to see M9’s own upgrade process kicked off by the end of the year, as HTC promised, in a couple of markets on the old continent. As far as the Moto G3 is concerned, given its young age, thriving popularity among budget mobile consumers, and near-stock Android 5.1 pre-loaded, the precocious bump to vanilla 6.0 makes perfect sense.