That was quick, in just less than an hour after Google took the curtains off Android M, Jeff Gordon, Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC Corp, shared on his Twitter account that the update will be coming to the company’s latest flagship devices and more.
According to the Tweet, HTC One M9 and One M9+ will be updated to Android M. Other HTC devices will also be updated to Android M when it becomes available, sadly though, Jeff Gordon did not mention any specific devices but I guess it’s safe to say that the HTC One M8 will be included in the list.
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
Android M was unveiled just hours ago by the internet giant at its Google I/O 2015. It doesn’t have a lot of new features, but according to Google, this update is focused on improving user experience and enhancing the existing features. Some of the changes include:
- Simplified App Permissions to things like camera, location and microphone instead of a huge list of permissions
- Better support for fingerprint sensors with a standardised fingerprint sensor API for Android M
- A new power management feature called Doze
- Support for USB Type-C on future devices, including a native reverse charging feature that turns any Android devices into a power bank
- Improved web experience
Check out our previous post for more information about Android M. Google did not mention when exactly will Android M be available – they only said Q3 2015, but hey, at least now you know for sure that the update is coming to your HTC One M9+.