HTC One E8 Marshmallow update is finally out. This device joins the likes of HTC One M9 and M8 in receiving the seemingly elusive Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, months after it started rolling out.
The fact that HTC One E8 is receiving this Android 6.0 Marshmallow a little bit late is understandable since the device is a mid-ranger. The phone, although covered in plastic, comes with a good combination of hardware that makes it an interesting device to have. In fact, its performance levels have led it to be compared to the HTC One M8, but tagging it as the plastic version.
The last software update for HTC One E8
Android software updates usually come to devices that have been on the market for no more than two years. As a result, the fact that the One E8 Marshmallow update is here will come as a blessing in disguise to many users of this phone since chances are that it will be the last major software update. This is true because the HTC One E8 was released back in 2014 as a mid-range version of the flagship HTC One M8.
The HTC One E8 Marshmallow software update comes in two packages. The first package carries an interim update that is meant to prepare the One E8 for the Marshmallow update. It has a size of 118MB and build number 2.33.707.8. Upon finishing with the interim update, users will be notified about the major update that carries build number 3.07.707.1 and has a massive size of 1.12GB.
Unless your data package can allow you to download this size of file, it is recommended that you connect your device to the internet via Wi-Fi. Also, make sure that the phone is connected to a power source or it’s at least 75% charged.
What HTC One E8 Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings
Android 6.0 Marshmallow update brings quite a lot to the aging HTC One E8. Together with a new HTC Sense 7.0 UI, the update brings in a smoother experience as well as a number of new features. These include Google Now on Tap that essentially takes the usual digital assistant to the next level where users will be provided with relevant information depending on the app they are using; Doze mode that improves battery management through optimizations; and better control over app permissions.
The HTC One E8 Marshmallow update was earlier scheduled for the end of March. However, now that this has only happened in China and now it’s happening in Europe, it should imply that U.S. users will be receiving the update in a few weeks to come or days for that matter.