Earlier today, HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, Mo Versi, took to his official Twitter profile to reveal that the Taiwanese company has at last received approval of the long-awaited Marshmallow update for the HTC One M9 from T-Mobile. The carrier will, begin pushing out the over-the-air upgrade to all carrier-branded variants of the handset starting Tuesday, February 16.
As far as added functionality goes, this update brings the latest build of Android 6.0.1 to the handset, which introduces greater control over application permissions, an enhanced battery-life through Doze, a redesigned application drawer and Fingerprint-authentication for payments, together with the usual plethora of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations that we’ve come to expect from all major firmware releases.
The upgrade should take around an hour to download and install on your smartphone. However, the amount of power your device has at the time of installation will play a huge role — so try and keep it plugged into the wall to take advantage of faster processing speeds. The entire procedure will also be significantly quicker if you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network as they’re always almost faster than the speeds mobile ISP’s provide.
If you’re new to the Android operating system and haven’t yet had the pleasure of installing a software update, here’s what you’ll need to do on February 16. You’re going to need to 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. You should then notice a small smartphone icon appear in the notification panel; indicating that the upgrade is downloading.