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.