HTC's VP of product management Mo Versi has confirmed on his Tweeter page that Google's latest firmware Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA (over-the-air) update has been rolled out to Google Play Edition of the HTC One M8.
Mo Versi had earlier announced that the firmware would be released to the HTC One M8 GPE variant in October but it didn't happen. He however informed owners of One M8 that there would be a delay due in firmware update to some technical issue but assured that it would be rolled out any time, and it has happened.
HTC One (M8) GPE Owners! Thank you very much for your patience. Update for Marshmallow OS is live now!! Enjoy...
â€” Mo Versi (@moversi) November 6, 2015
It is reported that the file size of the new operating system is 450.4MB.
HTC had earlier confirmed that a dozen of its devices -- HTC One M9, HTC One M8, HTC One M9+, HTC One E9, HTC One E9+, HTC One ME, HTC One E8, HTC One M8 EYE, HTC Butterfly 3, HTC Desire 826, HTC Desire 820, and HTC Desire 816 â€“ will receive the new software but didn't reveal its update schedule.
The HTC One M8 had received Android 6.0 Marshmallow update but it is still not known when other models will get it.
How to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow via OTA on HTC One M8 GPE:
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow download notification will appear on your HTC One M8 screen
- Press "Download" button
- Press "Restart & Install" button
- Rebooting will begin automatically
- You will see "Installing System Update" notice when installation starts
- Upgrading begins automatically
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow will run on your device after upgrading is done
You can also manually check availability of the new software by going to â€“ 'Settings' >> 'About phone' >> 'System updates' >> 'Check For Update'.