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Unlocked HTC One A9 units in the US are now getting their January Android security update

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Unlocked HTC One A9 units in the US are now getting their January Android security update
If you're from the US and you're rocking an unlocked HTC One A9, then your smartphone should soon receive its January Android security update, being one of the first non-Nexus smartphones to receive the latest security updates from Google.

Earlier today, HTC product manager MO Versi announced that the January security update is now rolling out to the unlocked variant of the HTC One A9.

As always, it's up to the carriers to launch the update to their locked variant of the HTC One A9. This carrier-imposed delay is what HTC executives were referring when they said that monthly security updates are 'unrealistic' for every smartphone. The manufacturer did promise to deliver monthly security updates for the unlocked version of the HTC One A9 in 15 days since Google releases the source code, and so far, HTC has kept its promise.

The update doesn't introduce any new features. Instead, it includes the security updates for the month of January, which solve a dozen known security holes, and it also solves some of the known bugs.

Like any modern smartphone, the One A9 will launch a notification when it detects that a new software version is available. However, you can always manually check for the update's availability by heading over to Settings->About->Software information. As usual, the OTA update will roll out in stages, meaning that some of you will get it sooner than others. 

source: Mo Versi




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posted on 22 Jan 2016, 15:41 2

1. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


HTC is seriously spending cash on fast updates to retain it's remaining fanbase and possibly gain a little more.

Hope it pays off!

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 15:48 2

2. maherk (Posts: 4021; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Anyone has this phone? Would you recommend it?

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 16:23

3. JunitoNH (Posts: 1895; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I was thinking the same thing, anyone?

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 16:31 3

4. letosaw (Posts: 107; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


My best friend has it ( European version ) and gotta say it's a truly good smartphone. Of course snapdragon 617 isn't quite on a flagship level but everything feels lightning fast and quick. Battery life is pretty good too, whole day with moderate use.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 21:25

7. maherk (Posts: 4021; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


That's good to here. I want to upgrade my mom's Galaxy Alpha, and this phone seems like a good deal for it's price.
Thanks for your help.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 13:06 1

12. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Yes, I have the unlocked A9 and it is fantastic, great Amoled display, OIS, RAW format, quick charging, fast updates, it flies...great all around device. I'm also getting great battery life, up to 18 hrs with 4+ hrs screen on time, sometimes 5 and even 6 hrs sot! Marshmallow on this thing is beast!

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 17:25

14. maherk (Posts: 4021; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Thanks man for the help.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 23:35 1

8. jellmoo (Posts: 1697; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I got one over the holidays and I really enjoy it. It's not for everyone, but it suits me really well. It's a lot speedier than the internals would lead you to believe *provided* you're not into 3D gaming. But the overall quality of the device is very, very high.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 04:46

15. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1947; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Good thing to know there are still people here who appreciate HTC, recently I see too much HTC hate in this site, and it's annoying, they only look at the flaws and completely ignore the good sides.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 08:30 2

9. true1984 (Posts: 824; Member since: 23 May 2012)


I got it as well. It's really a good phone and the camera is decent as well. My only gripe is the battery life isn't as good as my m8

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 19:10 2

5. jeroome86 (Posts: 1368; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Looks like a real nice phone. Maybe a better option then mid grade Samsung?

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 13:02

11. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Uh yea, only if you like speedy updates, if you don't care about updates then yea, get something else but HTC right now is killing it right now in this dept!

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 08:31 2

10. true1984 (Posts: 824; Member since: 23 May 2012)


I got the update on my Sprint A9 last night

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 15:41

13. TiNyz (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jan 2016)


Hi guys, Nobody can tell me if french language is available on us unlocked A9 ? Thanks

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