One of the forgotten smartphones has finally been remembered. The HTC One E8 is finally receiving the latest version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow from American carrier Sprint.
This comes months after the OS first showed up on an HTC smartphone, but as you all may know, it is better late than never. If you are currently using this mid-ranger on Sprint, it is time to get up to date with the newest software in town, although this comes at a time when almost every Android user is looking out for an Android 7.0 Nougat update.
Given that the upcoming Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will be coming to HTC One E8 devices as an OTA, users should expect to see a notification very soon, just in case they haven’t received yet. Just like many other smartphones that have already been updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the One E8 will be receiving quite a number of new additions in terms of features as well as improvements in performance.
The Google Now on Tap feature will be a huge welcome, just like the Doze mode that helps with prolonged battery life. In addition, users of the HTC One E8 will no longer be forced to give apps access to all the permissions they demand, instead, these will only happen when there is a need to use the said permission. For instance, an app can only be allowed to access the camera when one wants to make a video call.
Sprint has also mentioned that the updated HTC One E8 will now be free from any bugs and errors since this Android 6.0 Marshmallow update also includes the entirety of security patches from the recent past.
Just to keep you refreshed, the HTC One E8 is a decent mid-ranger that first saw the light back in 2014. Although it comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, it can now be updated to Marshmallow. Before this update, the latest major update of the phone saw it receive Android 5.0 Lollipop. As for the rest of the details, the phone has a 5.0-inch Super LCD3 screen with 1080p resolution and is protected by the older Gorilla Glass 3 technology.
Under the hood, the handset packs a capable Snapdragon 801 SoC, a quad-core chipset that is clocked at a speed of 2.5GHz and is supported by an Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB RAM. There is 16GB of expandable storage while the cameras have a 13MP snapper on the back and a 5MP lens on the front. The HTC One E8 comes with a battery unit of 2600mAh, which is not removable, but can be fast-charged using Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology.
As for Android 7.0 Nougat update, it is not likely to make it to this HTC One E8 model.