The HTC One M8 is a popular handset, more so, perhaps, than HTC's current flagship, the M9. Well it looks like there's life in the old (ish) dog yet.

Responding to a question on Twitter, HTC product manager Mo Versi said that the HTC One M8 would indeed be getting the Android M update. This is great news for owners of the older handset, not convinced by 2015's array of flagship devices.

Android M is still very much in development. Following its reveal at Google I/O, we're not expecting to see the new Google OS until October 2015 with the launch of a new Nexus handset or two. While it's to be expected that the current M9 will be updated at some point, it's great to see consideration for legacy devices.

At the moment there's no timescale at all, but in previous years we've seen HTC apply a 90-day target from receiving a new version of Android to getting it out to flagship phones. Older phones usually follow, so it's likely that we're looking at some point in early 2016 before this update will roll out.

Android M brings a range of updates to the mobile OS, although we suspect that plenty of features will become available through regular app updates.

Today HTC also announced that the HTC One M9+ will be available in Europe, having originally been released in Asia only.

ee.co.uk - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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