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Android device updates: HTC One M8 and M9 finally score Marshmallow for AT&T models

It’s the calm before the storm in the world of . With everyone’s attention focused on next week’s I/O—especially with all those VR —it’s easy to forget about the humdrum world of new .

But a few key updates made their way into the wild, landing on popular devices like the Shield Tablet, S7, S7 Edge, and ’s One M9 and M8. 

Each week, we compile all the major updates to hit the ecosystem, including phones and tablets on U.S. carriers, unlocked phones, Wear smartwatches, and TV devices. Making sure your device is running the latest available software is a good housekeeping practice, ensuring you have the latest features with fewer bugs and gaping security holes.

AT&T

One M9: According to HTC’s Mo Versi, the update is finally rolling out. Other variants of the phone already picked up the update, so if you’ve been waiting patiently it’s time to check for an over-the-air update from AT&T.

HTC One M8: Same story here, so keep an eye out for the update notification or check for it manually.

S7: The May security patch is rolling out now. AT&T hasn’t posted an official changelog, so that’s the only noticeable change so far from the update. Getting the May patch out this quickly is a positive move in the right direction, especially for two companies that in the past had been rather slow with Android updates.

Galaxy S7 Edge: I saw this update come to my own device Thursday, so this security patch should be available for you soon if it hasn’t shown up yet.

Shield Tablet: Nvidia’s gaming tablet is going strong, as it’s now jumping up to Android 6.0.1 after the move to a few months ago. There’s a pretty lengthy changelog, with the highlights being support for the Vulkan API (this improves the efficiency of graphics hardware), repositioned navigation buttons, and improvements to the gamepad.

Asus

ZenFone 2 Laser: The update to Android 6.0 is headed your way. Along with the latest version of Android, Asus is killing off a bunch of bloatware, such as Asus Email, Backup, and Data Transfer since these are already handled by ’s own offerings.

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