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Marshmallow source code for HTC One A9 and One M8 GPE now available

Marshmallow source code for HTC One A9 and One M8 GPE now available

While HTC is still working to deliver Android 6.0, Marshmallow on your favorite carrier phones like the One M9 and Desire handsets, developers across the globe can now get their hands on the kernel source code for a few variants of the HTC One A9 and HTC One M8 GPE.

That’s right, over the past few weeks HTC has been uploading Android Marshmallow kernel source code for the HTC One A9 and the most recent of those was for AT&T in the US. Several other regions have had the code release for the One A9 as well:

  • Spain, Vodafone
  • Germany, Vodafone
  • DE, O2
  • Arabic, HTC
  • Turkey, HTC
  • Austria, Vodafone
  • USA, AT&T

The size of the code for all the sites except the US is 205 MB. Somewhere along the line the US version lost some weight and will be a 179 MB download for the developers out there who want to take a look at the latest code from HTC. This code will contain the most slimmed down version of HTC Sense since the custom UI came to light as HTC is trying to offer users the stock feel with a bit of class.

Although the One A9 was the second phone on the market to come with Marshmallow pre-installed, the HTC One M8 GPE version was an early upgrade recipient to get the latest OS. The kernel source code for this model is listed at the top which indicates that it was the last to post on the HTC Developer portal. This package is 196 MB to download.

Source: HTCDEV via AndroidPolice

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