Google no longer partners with OEMs on Google Play Edition devices but it did release a couple of models not too long ago, the idea was to have another set of devices that offered vanilla Android experience and were promised major software updates right after they were released for Nexus devices. Naturally many liked this proposition, they could get a high-end device from the likes of Samsung and HTC without any of the bloatware and with the promise of speedy updates. That promise has been broken for HTC One M8 Google Play Edition.
The confirmation comes from HTC’s vice president of product management Mo Versi, it was him who confirmed last month that the HTC One M8 Google Play Edition will receive the much awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in October.
Now that October has ended and the update hasn’t arrived Mo Versi took to Twitter to issue a status update of sorts, revealing that the update has been delayed for this device. “We’ve come across a slight delay and required to re-spin SW,” he said.
He expects that technical approval will be granted for this update over the next few days, which essentially means that those who own an HTC One M8 Google Play Edition may have to wait for at least a week before they are able to get a taste of Marshmallow on their devices.