HTC USA on their Twitter feed today claimed that the Unlocked HTC One A9 will receive every Google software update within 15 days of of when they’re released to Nexus devices.
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
Users of the HTC EVO 4G LTE may remember their promise of updates to KitKat that never materialized past a beta release that was never supported and couldn’t be removed. Owners of the HTC One M8 may recall that their promise of update timeframes didn’t include any repercussions for when they inevitably missed the update window (they blamed everyone but themselves).
So take the promise with the idea that if they don’t make it, well, they don’t make it. It’s a nice goal but until they put their money where their mouth is they’ve failed to deliver in the past and you can expect them to fail again, and there’ll be no repercussions.
That bit of history aside, the One A9 will be shipping with Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 617 processor, 16 or 32gb built in storage with a microSD slot, no Boomsound speakers, 1080p AMOLED screen, 4MP Ultrapixel main and a 13-MP main camera, 3GB RAM, 2150mAh battery, and a $400 price tag.
It ships with a fingerprint reader, Android Marshmallow, 12 hour HD viewing capability per charge, and without the ability to wirelessly charge unless they’ve got some way around that all metal case.
It’ll ship with a $400 unlocked price tag and be available on all major carriers in the first week of November.