Compared to other OEMs, HTC is typically one of the earlier brands to release Android software updates to its lineup. Maybe that’s why it got ahead of itself by making a promise it couldn’t keep regarding its mostly forgotten HTC One A9.

Well, it’s remembered now, and everyone – non-HTC users alike – have called out the company on its promise of updating the unlocked HTC One A9 to the latest versions of Android within 15 days of their release.

As HTC has now confirmed that the mid-range model would be pushed to Android 7.0 Nougat after the HTC 10, which is getting the update sometime in Q4, it is definitely not keeping to its word.

If it’s the first time the Taiwanese OEM has failed to keep a promise, it would be fine, but it has done the same thing before with the 90-day update promise for the HTC One M7 and One M8 when Android 5.0 Lollipop was released.

With this in mind, should users trust its latest promise of updating the HTC 10 before 2017? Could they expect Nougat to arrive for the HTC One M9 shortly thereafter? Maybe, or maybe not, but users would be skeptical at this point.


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1 Comment

Dr. Mark W. Helfand · August 29, 2016 at 9:40 am

HTC may fail to keep the dates they promise, but they still keep their promises. To say the update is doubtful is a faulty conclusion. Better late than never would be more accurate description of their past.

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