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

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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.  Read more

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

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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.

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Dashlane for Android updated with revamped user interface

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Password management application Dashlane has today received a pretty practical update through the Play Store. In addition to bringing compatibility for five new languages to the service (German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish), the upgrade also bundles a gorgeous design overhaul, together with the standard avalanche of bug fixes and stability improvements, which includes a fix for the temperamental fingerprint authentication feature.

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Google Now Launcher update brings landscape mode and normalized icon sizes

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If you’re a fan of the traditional stock Android interface, you’ll be glad to hear that Google will be pushing out an update for its Now Launcher through the Play Store over the course of the next few days. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade bundles compatibility for landscape orientation of the home screen, together with a new normalized icon size, which is guaranteed to keep your display looking neat and tidy.

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Google Maps update improves navigation functions, adds Driving Mode

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Google has started rolling out an update to the Google Maps app that includes some significant changes to the Navigation portion of the app. The app on mobile devices is getting updated to version 9.19, although some of the new features appear to require Google to flip a switch on your account on the server side of things. The headliner for this latest update is a new Driving Mode that has been added to the app. Read more

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

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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.

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

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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.

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