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HTC One A9 will receive every Android update within 15 days of Nexus devices

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Earlier today HTC took the wraps off the One A9, its latest upper-midrange smartphone. The handset is already up for pre-order in the US, and will become available at the beginning of next month (including in other markets, though pricing varies wildly).

To make the One A9 an easier choice for those who value getting timely software updates, HTC’s arm in the USA has made a pretty big promise.

Did you hear that? The Unlocked A9 will receive every Google SW update within 15 days of Nexus devices! #BeBrilliant

HTC USA (@HTCUSA) October 20, 2015

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As you can see in the embedded tweet above, the One A9 is said to get every Android update within 15 days of the Nexus line having received it. That’s a bold promise, and one that’s unique in the Android world so far.

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Obviously though, some questions arise, and HTC hasn’t yet clarified all the details of this commitment. We don’t know how long the One A9 will be covered, as clearly there will be a cut-off moment, possibly 18 or 24 months from the phone’s launch (if we go by what usually happens in the mobile world). Also up for debate is what the word “every” means in this context – will HTC send each of Google’s monthly security updates straight to the One A9? What about .x updates, for example Android 6.1 if that ever becomes reality? Will that make it to the One A9 in 15 days too? Is this update promise only valid for the US (since this has after all been announced by the company’s US subsidiary)? Or does any unit purchased unlocked anywhere in the world get the same treatment? And what happens to carrier models, how slowly will they get updates?

Hopefully HTC will at some point take some time to answer all of these questions.

Source: gsmarena.com

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11 thoughts on “HTC One A9 will receive every Android update within 15 days of Nexus devices

  1. yeah that ain’t happening, when HTC can’t even keep up with the updates for the M8 and M9, and even write off the one mini 2 after 6 months.

  2. For $679 they can update it within 15 minutes but it’s doesn’t matter at all…

  3. is it any better than previous promises? they promised lollipop for m9(i guess, not sure) within 90 days of release, and they couldnt!
    easy to make promises, difficult to live upto them.
    within 15 days update will be only possible when they have debundled sense UI completely from android core, so they can release sense components update through play store(they have started debundling already though, but only a few apps have been released so far), and just update the android core when new release comes up.

  4. pnyaupane, 14 hours agois it any better than previous promises? they promised lollipop for m9(i guess, not sure) with… moreAnd you know why they didn’t release lollipop for M9 within 90 days? Because M9 was released more than 2 months after the period has ended.

  5. pnyaupane, 14 hours agois it any better than previous promises? they promised lollipop for m9(i guess, not sure) with… moreThe m9 launched with lollipop, so I can understand why they would have trouble upgrading it to lollipop.

  6. Still, who cares? With those specs and that price strategy, you are going nowhere HTC but into your own grave.

  7. ..
    Selling my Samsung S5 right NOW
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ..

  8. Looks like Andriod One as htc one A9 by collaborating with Google. Like other Android One phones this will also receive timely updates.

  9. I hate to say anyone is a liar here BUT…

    History indicates HTC is not telling the truth. They once promised Android updates within 90 days of software releases and weren’t able to deliver. It’s going to be much more difficult to deliver on 15 days. I feel like they’re grasping at straws and making promises they know they can’t deliver on in the desperate hope they can sell enough A9’s that it won’t matter if they make half those people upset over slow software updates.

    And of course let’s not forget how the HTC One Mini was promised lollipop and never got it. Their credibility just isn’t very credible.

  10. I know my experience with HTC, I can’t ever buy their phones with my money to use. its better to use a phone n expect no updates so that when u get the update unexpectedly u will appreciate it.

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