HTC devices are usually known for having better Android software support than other top brands in the market. Android 6.0 Marshmallow was rolled out to the HTC One M9 and One M8 at the end of last year, quicker than the likes of LG and Samsung.

However, the update roll-out wasn’t exactly complete. For Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile users, the Marshmallow seeding had been done by the first or second month of this year, but AT&T users are still waiting.

And the wait is going to continue for at least a little while longer as HTC took to Twitter to announce a delay for the roll-out. The company is seeking approval for the update within the few weeks ahead.

While users of the HTC One M8 having to wait longer than the rest to receive Android 6.0 is understandable, this must be frustrating news for One M9 users on AT&T. Would this perhaps spur them to make the move to HTC 10?


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5 Comments

ND · May 2, 2016 at 5:58 am

There is an easy (but not free) solution for anybody that wants to get the update right now and future updates much quicker. You can convert your AT&T branded HTC M9 to the Developer Unlocked Edition. This is the stock firmware sold with unbranded phones, and receives Android updates directly from HTC and does not contain any AT&T software, which is generally annoying and worthless. You will have to pay 15 USD to get the S-Off software, but the other steps are fairly easy to complete using a desktop PC. See the XDA thread on the subject or this article: http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-convert-your-att-htc-one-m9-to-developer-edition/

Glenn A. Murray · May 2, 2016 at 7:10 am

It is my understanding that AT&T has yet to make any commitment to sell the HTC 10 so it may be more of an incentive to switch carriers. As full disclosure, I currently am an AT&T customer using a HTC One M9.

“While users of the HTC One M8 having to wait longer than the rest to receive Android 6.0 is understandable, this must be frustrating news for One M9 users on AT&T. Would this perhaps spur them to make the move to HTC 10?”

Bob Middleton · May 2, 2016 at 8:09 am

Actually, just the opposite. I bought my One M9 last November after validating the eligibility and approx arrival date of the new system. I did a ton of homework as this was my first smartphone but I had HTC phones way back in the days of the 8525 before data was mandatory. I love HTC products, but it has been frustrating to try and get any info at all from HTC or ATT on when this was going to happen. I like evrything about the new 10, but I am not gonna fork over another $700 until I know that HTC can deliver when it is supposed to.

Robert F Phelan · May 2, 2016 at 2:50 pm

Nope. Spured me to leave att and go to tmobile and buy unlocked phones

Dorkel Dan · May 3, 2016 at 4:53 am

lol, who in the galaxy would purchase an HTC? Battery problems, battery problems, battery problems, Lyft and Uber drivers dissappearing from maps, couples losing contact when having an important conversation, your job can’t reach you… yeah, wonderful battery life!

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