Android 7.0 Nougat is Rolling Out to the Unlocked HTC One A9

Android 7.0 Nougat is Rolling Out to the Unlocked HTC One A9

HTC launched the HTC One A9 back in October of 2015, and it was at a time when the Taiwanese handset maker was really trying to bounce back from financial issues. Many were speculating about whether or not it would be the phone that would save the company, and reviews kept bringing up its design similarities of the iPhone.

No matter what the phone looked like though, one feature stood out from the rest and that was the promise of fast updates. HTC promised that for the next two years, the HTC One A9 would receive “every version of Android” within 15 days of Google rolling out the update to Nexus devices. This was a huge announcement and absolutely convinced a number of people to order theirs as soon as they could. The thing is, that promise was broken very quickly, and HTC didn’t seemed to be ashamed of that either. We covered this a few months ago and HTC implied that the One A9 was not popular enough to receive the Nougat update before their “most popular flagship products.”

Almost 5 months after the official release of Android 7.0 Nougat, HTC has finally started to roll out the OTA update to unlocked versions of the HTC One A9. Mo Versi, HTC’s Vice President of Product Management announced on Twitter yesterday that the official update would begin rolling out last night. XDA Junior Members JS.zip and VirusRenamon have both shown they have received the OTA update, so it is definitely going out to unlocked devices right now.

Since Mr. Versi works for the US division of HTC, it’s assumed that it is rolling out to the US versions of the HTC One A9 right now. If things go smoothly, we’ll likely see this continue throughout Europe sometime in the very near future.

Source: @moversi

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Doug Lynch
Doug Lynch

When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.