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The HTC One M8 will be getting Android M update

Google’s Android M announcement will have left anyone with an older handset worried over whether they’ll ever see the upgrade.

Fortunately for owners of the HTC One M8, the handset is now confirmed to receive the Android M upgrade. Eventually, anyway.

Responding to a Twitter user, HTC’s VP of Product Management Mo Versi said: “Yes, the M8 will receive the M OS update.”

What that also means is that this year’s HTC One M9 will also definitely be receiving the update from Android 5.0 Lollipop to Android 6.0 M.

Google unveiled Android M at its annual I/O developer conference earlier this year, although it’s still keeping quiet on what the ‘M’ actually stands for – Mars Bar, Marshmallow, Milky Way perhaps?

There’s still no exact release date, although it’s expected that it will launch alongside two new Nexus smartphones in Q4 this year.

That said, the HTC One M8 likely won’t receive the update until later, at some point during early 2016.

Related: HTC One M10 release date

So what can we expect to see from Google’s next operating system? The headline features include Android Pay, Google Now on Tap, improved app permissions, standardised fingerprint support, and the battery-saving ‘Doze’ mode.

Check out our group test video below to see how the new HTC One M9 fares against its biggest rivals:

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