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Unlocked HTC One A9 gets security update in the US

HTC One A9 Android smartphone gets security update in the US
HTC One A9
This patch rolls out about 3 weeks after Google released it for its Nexus line and is the first update for the HTC One A9 since its launch.

The 5-inch HTC One A9 handset has been announced back in September and went on sale earlier this month. HTC recently promised to offer Android security updates within 15 days after Google issues them for the Nexus family of devices, but did not succeed. However, they still managed to bring the first security fix for HTC One A9 about 3 weeks after Google patched the Nexus lineup and this can still be considered an achievement.

At the end of last week, HTC's VP of product management Mo Versi posted the following message on Twitter: "HTC One A9 Unlocked Owners! The latest security updates (Nov) including improvements to the camera and battery will be OTA'd out tonight!" Since HTC One A9 ships loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow already, the patch does not bring anything more than a few fixes and stability improvements as he mentioned.

It is not known if the update brings Android up to version 6.0.1 or keeps it at 6.0, but that is not important right now. If HTC stays close to Google's release schedule, their handsets should get Android 6.1 Marshmallow next year, and that version might bring some noticeable changes. Until then, we should see at least two or three more minor security patches coming out.


Mo Versi (on Twitter)

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-11-23 (Update: 2015-11-23)