Google’s new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is official now. This update brings in a bunch of impressive emojis, change in navigation buttons location and some modifications to “Do Not Disturb” functionality, among others. Meanwhile, HTC’s VP of Product Management Mo Versi, who is very active in Twitter, has now confirmed the latest firmware updates for the metal-clad One M9 and One A9.
As it turns out, the Taiwanese tech giant will be rolling out the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to HTC One A9 towards the end of December. Not to forget, HTC promised earlier that the company will be sending out all the Android updates “within 15 days” of Google’s Nexus handsets receiving the same.
In addition to the One A9, Versi has also confirmed the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the flagship HTC One M9. This handset will receive the firmware before the end of December. On a similar note, the 2014 flagship HTC One M8 has apparently started receiving the Android 6.0 update.
According to GSM Arena, December's security update is also part of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. As expected, Nexus devices can download the update with the help of factory images. However, the scheduled OTA rollout will reportedly start very soon. Also, within matter of weeks, all the eligible Nexus handsets will receive the update in phases across the globe.
Furthermore, this update apparently brings in a new version of Google keyboard. In the case of Nexus device, this app comes pre-installed. Speaking of other Android devices, users may have to wait a tad longer as the new version of the keyboard app will apparently receive the latest emoji layout via an update through Google Play Store.
Here, readers can check out the tweet from Mo Versi confirming the updates:
Lots of questions on this, so quick update: M9 unlocked Marshmallow OS update and A9 6.0.1 (with updated emoji) is on target for this month.
— Mo Versi (@moversi) December 7, 2015