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.