Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow has yet to complete seeding to all intended devices, but OEMs are working on delivering the update as prompt as possible. This time, HTC is keeping up with its promise as the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update has reportedly started seeding to HTC One A9 models.
The official announcement of the rollout came from HTC’s director of product management for Canada, Leon Rosenzwaig. According to the executive, unlocked variants of the HTC One A9 – those directly purchased from HTC.ca – will now have access to the update. As per the official’s tweet:
Great news! Today we are upgrading HTC A9 Canadian unlocked to the latest version M6.0.1 @moversi
— Leon Rosenzwaig@MCE (@leon_rosenzwaig) February 18, 2016
Previously, HTC announced that the update will be available around December. However, the company started seeding devices around January. The company did not really specify the details of the delay. Sprint was the first to roll out the Android 6.0.1 update to the HTC One A9 model.
Some of the improvements that people should expect from the update include:
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow core update
- Battery life improvements
- Camera feature improvements
- Addition of Wi-Fi Calling Functionality
- System enhancements
Users can wait for the notification to pop up but for those impatient enough, they can check their phone’s Settings. Click on System updates >HTC software update >Check now. As with other updates, it is best to ensure that the device is connected securely to a WiFi or cellular connection. Moreover, just like other rollouts, some users may already receive access while others a bit more delayed depending on the carrier and region.
According to Android Headlines, the HTC One A9 was released in hopes of countering the poor performance of the M series. The device is classified as a mid-range phone although its price tag is considered to be in the flagship range. HTC is expected to release a new device around May called the HTC One M10.