Smartphone users don’t tend to be the most patient bunch in the world: we want faster data, new phones sooner, and software update now, now, now. On the hardware front, that need for speed has extended to way we power our phones; the old days of waiting hours and hours for a smartphone to get a full charge are long over, replaced with modern fast-charging tech. When HTC launched its One A9 late last year, some shoppers may have raised an eyebrow at the phone’s petite 2150mAh battery, but at least there was Quick Charge 2.0 support – and better still, the promise of Quick Charge 3.0 to come. It may have taken months to get here, but it’s finally arriving, as a new One A9 update hits users in Europe.

In addition to making good on that guarantee of Quick Charge 3.0 support, the update has the usual assortment of system updates with the latest security patches, as well as a feature that allows users to manually configure screen color temperature.

You may have heard that today’s new Android N preview introduces a system-wide screen calibration option for future Android releases, but HTC One A9 owners won’t have to wait for Android N to start fiddling with color balance.

So far, we’ve only heard about EU distribution for the new One A9 update, but we’re keeping an ear out for any word about availability elsewhere.

Source: HTC Source

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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