HTC reveals when it will update three of its phones to Android 9 Pie

HTC reveals when it will update three of its phones to Android 9 Pie
You might recall that back in March, HTC announced that it would finally update the HTC U12+ to Android 9 Pie sometime during the second quarter. Thanks to a tweet disseminated today by HTC, we can narrow that down even more for you. The company last August announced that the HTC U12+, HTC U11, HTC U11+, and HTC U11 life would all be updated to Android 9 Pie. The HTC U11 life received the latest build of Android starting last November, but the owners of the other models are still waiting.

In today's tweet, HTC says that the HTC U11 will be updated to Android 9 starting sometime later this month. The flagship HTC U12+ will be updated starting sometime in June, and the HTC U11+ will be updated to Android 9 late next month. In case you are curious, both the HTC U11 and HTC U11+ were released in 2017 while the HTC U12+ was launched last year.

Just four years ago HTC tried to promote timely updates for the unlocked version of the HTC One A9 when the phone was released back in 2015. The company said that those who purchased the phone would receive Android updates no later than 15 days after they were first made available to Nexus devices. For those too young to remember, Nexus handsets were phones designed by Google but manufactured by other companies. Like the Pixel handsets, the Nexus handsets were always first to receive the latest Android updates. This was quite an ambitious promise made by HTC at the time, and one that they ultimately failed to keep.

HTC announced when three recent models will be updated to Android 9

HTC announced when three recent models will be updated to Android 9


The latest phone released by HTC was its Exodus 1 Blockchain phone for cryptocurrency traders. The device, which was released last December, was pre-installed with Android 8 Oreo. A new HTC handset was recently spotted on a benchmark site powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset. Bluetooth certification documents for the company's first 5G phone call recently surfaced; that device should launch during the second half of this year. And the Exodus 2 is due out later this year.

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11 Comments

1. trollz

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Nice job HTC providing timely updates to people who spend $700+ on a phone, taking a page outta Samsung's book. Nokia will be almost done with Android pie updates to nearly every Android phone they have ever made.

2. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I agree. It just took them a year to update their latest flagship. Maybe their mid-range phones might get this in two years? or better, won't be updated at all. This is why HTC is staying at the top of the smartphone food-chain! Kudos to HTC!

3. User123456789

Posts: 587; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Too slow ... U11 got android 8 in november/2017.

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3099; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Meanwhile... Android Q beta already available for Realme 3 Pro since it's launch.

5. japkoslav

Posts: 1447; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Still better than LG.

7. Arthurhkt

Posts: 721; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Well I think right now LG was even better than HTC....

8. japkoslav

Posts: 1447; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Right, they released Android 9 on one device :D

6. gurkhabro

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

My U 11 plus haven't been updated since dec 2017, thanks htc...

9. japkoslav

Posts: 1447; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

You can fix that in 10 minutes on XDA ;)

10. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

mine says october 2018...

11. diegosnood182

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 21, 2019

has FCC HTC U11 + certificate

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