We’ve been eagerly waiting for HTC’s official launch of the One M9 ever since its recent announcement at MWC 2015. Our own Michael Fisher already spent a few days testing the device during our stay in Barcelona, and we even spent some time comparing it to the existing HTC One M8. We’re still struggling to prove just how much the One M9 has matured when compared to its predecessor, mainly because its software wasn’t final during our first look, but it seems there are more software issues than meet the eye.
HTC was supposed to launch the One M9 today in its homeland, Taiwan, but instead of hearing the news from some happy customers already giving the device a try, the story is the complete opposite. HTC has already confirmed that the device will be delayed for a couple of days, and in the case of the 64GB variant, probably a few weeks, but no reasons for the delay were mentioned. Other sources claim that the launch awaits a software update that could fix some apparent boot-failure issues with the device, though sadly this hasn’t been confirmed.
These are definitely sad news at a time when HTC is in desperate need to win new customers before Samsung launches the Galaxy S6. Hopefully the issues will be solved in time to not delay the launch in other markets as well.