HTC UK took to its official Twitter account earlier today to announce that it’s now pushing out the long-awaited Marshmallow update to all unlocked variants of its flagship smartphone, the One M9, registered and operating in the United Kingdom. The upgrade is also rolling out for “selected carriers”, but it’s unclear at this stage which ones exactly are receiving it. However, many users of the social network have reported that it has hit their O2- and Vodafone-branded handsets.
We’ve begun rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to the unlocked One M9 and selected carriers so you should see the update soon.
— HTC UK (@HTC_UK) January 26, 2016
In addition to all the new functionality Marshmallow transports, such as Now on Tap, flexible application permissions, system-wide fingerprint compatibility and Doze, the update also ferries a multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations along with a new version of HTC’s Sense user interface, which complies with Google’s Material Design guidelines.
The upgrade weighs in at a hefty 1.14GB and the Taiwanese company states it will take around an hour to download and install on your handset. The duration does, of course, depend on the strength of your Internet connection and the download speed your ISP provider. The amount of battery juice your device has at the time of installation is also of paramount importance, so try to keep it plugged into a wall socket if possible for the quickest speeds.
As is customary, the upgrade is being rolled out in stages. To see if it’s ready for your handset, open up the Settings application, scroll right down to the bottom and tap on About Device, select the System Updates subheading, then tap Check for Updates. Alternatively, you can wait until you receive a push notification prompting you to download and install it.