HTC CEO Peter Chou shows the new HTC One M8 phone
IN PHOTO: HTC CEO Peter Chou shows the new HTC One M8 phone during a launch event in New York March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Reuters/Brendan McDermid

HTC intends to roll out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the One M8 Google Play Edition in October, said Mo Versi, Vice President of HTC's Product Management department. Unfortunately, October breezed by and no update was sent out.

Thankfully for avid HTC tech users who waited for the update, Versi has now confirmed Android 6.0 Marshmallow has officially arrived for the One M8 Google Play Edition version.

"HTC One M8 GPE owners, thank you very much for your patience”, Versi wrote on Twitter. "Update for Marshmallow is live now. Enjoy”!

Although the Android 6.0 Marshmallow didn’t rollout within the tech company's initial October target, HTC One M8 Google Play Edition owners are still delighted to know that the update to Android's latest OS has officially arrived for their device.

HTC had also previously unveiled a list of gadgets slated to get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, Tech Times reported. Sadly, though, no exact dates were specified. HTC device owners will have to wait for more information on when the update is going to be rolled-out to their smartphones.

The One M8 Google Play Edition was discontinued by HTC this January, but it’s worth noting it was one of the first smartphones to get the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop when the update was launched last November. With that in mind, its users were quick to assume it was also going to be among the first ones to get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

This latest update is actually a big one with a size of 450.4 MB. That said, it’s expected to take up a huge space in the device's storage space. Still, there are no complaints from One M8 Google Play Edition users considering the update will take their units out of Android 5.0 Lollipop and into Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

HTC's One M8 Google Play Edition doesn’t come with the company's signature Sense user interface. Instead, it’s powered by stock Android.

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