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The HTC One A9 should be the first non-Nexus device updated to Android Nougat (7.0)

The HTC One A9 should be the first non-Nexus device updated to Android Nougat (7.0)

Android Nougat may be making its way to Nexus devices already, but last year’s HTC One A9 will likely be the first non-Nexus device to be updated to Android 7.0. When the phone was released last October, HTC promised that it would be updated with new versions of Android within 15 days of the software being made available to Nexus devices.

With the official August 22 release of Android 7.0 for Nexus phones and tablets, HTC has until September 6 to release the Android 7.0 for the HTC One A9.

While there’s no reason to doubt that HTC will miss the deadline, you’ll be disappointed to hear that the software update promise only applies to devices which were sold within the US. As with the other updates which have been made available for the HTC One A9, those who purchased the phone is other regions will likely wait 1-2 months before getting the new built.

Typically, HTC has promised to deliver new Android updates to its flagship devices within 90 days. It hasn’t always hit the mark, but HTC has historically been a lot better than Samsung, LG, Sony and Motorola at getting new versions of Android pushed out to its flagship devices within a timely manner.

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.

Comments

  1. qwerty

    after recent announcement that htc 10 will get nougat in q4 and after that a9 and m9 it looks like it is not going to happen. that sucks really. i am an htc fan. i bought a9 (sold oi few months later) and quick almost like nexus updates was one of the reasons i bought the damn phone. and it looks like it is not going to be 1-2 weeks delay. looks like they will uodate it few months later! i feel cheated and my patience for htc is almost done.