Grab a fork; the HTC U12+ is finally getting Android 9 Pie in the states

Grab a fork; the HTC U12+ is finally getting Android 9 Pie in the states
Those in the U.S. with the HTC U12+, sit down at a table with a fork in your hand and a hearty appetite; you're finally being served a heaping helping of pie. Android 9 Pie, that is. According to a tweet from someone named Agent 37 (via Android Police), the update to what for now is the current stable version of the Android operating system is rolling out to stateside owners of the HTC U12+. Of course, we can't call this a timely move on HTC's part considering that the handset was released in June of 2018 with Android 8 Oreo installed. And right now, members of the Android Q beta program are rockin' the sixth and final beta version of the next Android build.

HTC certainly has not done a good job with Android updates, bricking the HTC U11 when it first pushed out Android 9 for the model back this past June. The second time appeared to be the charm. Back in 2016, HTC failed to live up to a promise it made when it unveiled the HTC One A9; at the time, the manufacturer said that the phone would receive every Google software update within 15 days after being sent to the Nexus line. And in 2014, HTC promised that the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) would receive Android 5.0 Marshmallow within a 90 day period, but failed to deliver for some variants of the two models.


The Taiwan based manufacturer was responsible for the first Android-powered device, known in the states as the T-Mobile G1. It also produced the Nexus One for Google back in 2010. After releasing the stunning HTC One (M7) in 2013 and the even sleeker HTC One (M8) the following year, HTC has fallen on tough times and red ink is flowing like wine. Back in June, it unveiled two new models, the HTC U19e and the HTC Desire 19+. However, neither model is expected to be sold in the states.

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U12+
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(23.8h 3G talk time)

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4 Comments

1. Mrmark

Posts: 400; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

You point out the negative. The reason for failed updates for certain promises made was because tech sites were bashing the HTC brand and nobody was buying them . No money no update. No point of supporting a product 5 people have .

4. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

So majority of smartphone buyers read tech sites now?

2. mdorno

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Amazingly my almost 3 year old Oneplus 3T had pie before HTC.

3. CDexterWard

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

OnePlus has a great track record with updates in the past year+ so not all that surprising. For a smaller company they know all the right buttons to hit to keep their fanbase growing every year.

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