OxygenOS 2.1.4 update now available for the OnePlus One

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OnePlus has just released a brand new firmware update for the first-generation OnePlus One. Unfortunately, the software is not available via OTA (Over The Air) — so the only way to get your mitts on the upgrade is to manually flash it to your handset using the company’s desktop software. When doing this, it’s essential that you follow the instructions explicitly or you could risk losing your radio or IMEI.

Honor kicks off registrations for Marshmallow beta test in the UK


If you’re based in the United Kingdom and own either a Honor 4X, 6 or 6+, we have some rather exciting news we think you may like to hear. Honor, a subsidiary of Huawei, has today opened registrations for its Marshmallow beta for the aforementioned handsets, which means you could apply be one of a small group of people testing the firmware as it progresses through its development stages.

HTC One M8 to get Marshmallow update over the UK in the next 48 hours, M9 update to follow shortly after


One of the most frustrating things about owning an Android smartphone is waiting for it to be updated to the latest version, which, for the time being, is Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Some brands are better than others at updating their respective handsets, with some brands being particularly slow. Don’t worry Samsung, I’m not pointing any fingers. HTC, on the other hand, has begun pushing out the Marshmallow update to factory unlocked One M8 handsets in Asia and has now tweeted that the update will begin rolling out to M8 handsets in the UK in the next 48 hours. 

HTC rolls out Android 6.0 update for the One M8 in Asia


After a successful rollout in the United States last month, HTC is now pushing out the Android 6.0 update to all factory unlocked models of the One M8 located in Asia. The upgrade weighs in at a hefty 1.14GB and the Taiwanese company claims 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 provides.

HTC now pushing out Android 6.0 upgrade for the One M9 in Taiwan


HTC has begun rolling out the Marshmallow update to all unlocked variants of its flagship smartphone, the One M9, located in Taiwan. However, the upgrade procedure is a little different to what you may expecting. Instead of installing one large update, owners will first have to download a 65MB preparation upgrade in order to tweak a few system settings, then they’ll have to download and install the Android 6.0 firmware.

Motorola rolling out Marshmallow OTA for the Moto X Play in Brazil and India


Motorola is currently rolling out the much-anticipated Marshmallow update to all unlocked models of the Moto X Play located in Brazil and India. In addition to bringing the latest build of the open source operating system to the handset, the upgrade also bundles Google’s latest security patch which is aimed at blocking all entry routes for new malware.