HTC One A9 Android security updates will only be a few weeks behind Nexus phones

There are a lot of reasons to like the HTC One A9, from the premium design (even if it is a look that borrows more than a little from other phones), to the low introductory price (even though it’s since gone up – for now). But one of maybe the most compelling reasons to pick up the phone until hours after the handset’s official announcement, as HTC announced plans to keep the phone nearly on par with Nexus devices when it came to Android platform updates, promising that the One A9 would get them within a fortnight of Google’s own phones. Today we learn that arrangement extends even further than Android feature updates, with HTC committing to bring the One A9 regular Android security updates, as well.

HTC intends to deliver One A9 Android security updates withing fifteen business days of availability for Nexus phones. The first one could be ready to go any day now.

There’s one big restriction to keep in mind, though, and this promise from HTC only covers the unlocked US edition of the hardware – while European and carrier editions may get the updates eventually, don’t look for them on this same timetable.

Previously, HTC had criticized monthly security update guarantees as unrealistic, but limiting that guarantee to one unlocked version of the phone looks like it’s something the manufacturer is finally able to get comfortable with.

Source: Android Central

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