HTC has started pushing out the Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 update to the One A9 today and owners of unlocked variants here in the US should already see the update starting to hit their phone. The news came via the Twitter account of HTC’s Mo Versi and certainly is welcome news to owners of both the One A9 as well the One M9 which is seeing the 6.0 update roll out.
Happy Holidays! Updates to the Unlocked A9 6.0.1 and Unlocked M9 6.0 will be able to be downloaded within next 24 hours! Enjoy 🙂
— Mo Versi (@moversi) December 23, 2015
When the A9 was released, HTC committed to having Marshmallow updates out to the device within 15 days of them being released by Google. While they are hitting the 15 day… ish mark on those releases, they are a far cry better than many other OEMs out there. Indeed new phones being announced are still coming with Lollipop on them.
If you are curious as to what is new in the 6.0.1 update, you can read about it here and of course my review of Android Marshmallow is available at this link.
Along with the One A9 seeing Marshmallow 6.0.1, the One M9 is also seeing the Marshmallow 6.0 release hit it at the same time. That update is far more substantial than the 6.0.1 update that the A9 will see so if you have a M9, be prepared for a 700MB+ download.
On either device you can force your phone to go look for the update by going to Settings>About Phone>System Updates and checking for the update. As with most OEMs, the updates will be phased in so your phone may not see it for another day or two. You can of course manually keep checking.
If you have updated your One A9 or One M9 to their respective Marshmallow builds, leave a comment here or on Google+ and let me know how it went.