We’re used to seeing new Android platform releases going up against a backlog of in-development hardware: the latest Android version may be out now, but we’ve still got weeks, if not months of new phones to deal with that will still launch running the older software. That’s part of what makes today’s HTC One A9 debut such a coup for the manufacturer, as the smartphone’s wasting no time in running Marshmallow right out of the gate. That’s a great start, but will the One A9 keep up this momentum? All signs point to “yes,” as HTC shares word of an ambitious software guarantee.
Going forward, HTC’s committed to bringing the One A9 Android updates within fifteen days of Google making them available for its own Nexus phones and tablets.
That means when we hit Android 6.1, Android 6.2, and even Android 7.0 (assuming it gets here in the next couple years), HTC will be ready with updates for the One A9 less than a fortnight after Nexus users get first crack.
Besides just being great news for One A9 users, that threatens to place a lot of pressure on other OEMs to follow suit; who will be next with word of their own speedy Android update guarantee?
Source: HTC (Twitter)