When Lollipop was announced, HTC was the first one to announce the software upgrade for its flagships. In a bid to keep the tradition alive, just one day after the Android M developer preview was unveiled, Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC, Jeff Gordon has already confirmed that the One M9 and One M9+ will be updated to Android M. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge get January 2019 Android Security PatchAlso Read - Google announces Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier apps to help people with hearing impairment
Good news! The HTC One M9 and M9+ will be updated to Android M, with more devices to be announced soon.
Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) May 28, 2015
The One M9 and One M9+ are the company’s 2015 flagships, and so far we’ve only seen the One M9+ making its way to India retailing at Rs 52,500. Last year, HTC had announced that they would roll out Lollipop for its flagships within 90 days from its release, but rolled it out much later. With only the developer preview out currently, it could be months before the commercial roll out of Android M begins – so do not expect a notification on your HTC smartphones any time soon.
Android M brings with it a host of new features like app permissions, app-to-app linking, fingerprint support, chrome custom tabs, direct share, adoptable storage, improved volume controls, updated Google Now, power saving features and adoption of USB-C type charger for faster charging among many other things. The new version is being called Macadmia Nut Cookie inside Google, but the official name will only be announced months from now.