You read the headline right. T-Mobile has released the Android Nougat update for the now three year old HTC One M8. The update has passed final Q&A within the carrier and is now starting to hit customer phones. The news is a little bit of a surprise for a couple of different reasons. First, did I mention that the One M8 is three years old? It was released in March 2014 and as a general rule, anything over two years doesn’t see a major update.
Second, the One M8 runs on the Snapdragon 801 processor. While it was a solid processor at the time, Qualcomm has since stopped supporting it. Further, because of the lack of support, many manufactures did not update devices running the 801. Sony would be probably the most notable of those who decided not to update their older devices.