HTC One A9 from Sprint gets Android 6.0.1 OTA

HTC One A9 will get an update to Android 6.0.1 very very soon. This is the luckiest single Android device on the market at the moment because it is getting an update that only Nexus devices are enjoying at the moment. This smartphone is hooked up to Google somehow because it is getting updates sooner than most other OEM devices and it is receiving the monthly security patches well ahead of other flagships.     HTC One A9 unlocked was the first to get Android 6.0.1 at the end of 2015, and now the Sprint carrier version is getting the same treatment. This brings A9 to version 1.57.651.1, which brings about the new Android 6.0.1 emojis with some improvements and the following enhancements: Marshmallow 6.0.1 update Battery life improvements addition of Wi-Fi Calling functionality camera feature improvements system enhancements.   The OTA should already be on route to HTC One A9 devices. Just in case you’re not seeing the notification on your device yet, you should be patient because the release could be somewhat slow. Of course, you can grab the 1.86GB RUU file and flash it manually. If you do this you will lose your data forever, so be cautious. Or you can just wait for the update to reach you.   Source: HTC Support via AndroidPolice  

HTC One A9 review: preview for an intriguing flagship

HTC One A9 was announced and officially showed up today and it may very well just be the company’s last attempt at salvation. We all know HTC is not doing so well financially speaking lately, and this new flagship is aiming to change that. But, over the past few weeks, leaks after leaks kept sprouting and A9 became the mockery of the Internet because of its uncanny resemblance to an iPhone device. But is this the truth about the smartphone or is there more to it than looks?       Starting today, you can pre-order an HTC One A9 starting at $399 as the device itself launches in the first week of November. Could this two-flagships a year shtick actually save HTC’s remaining hold on the market, considering that One M9 was received with mixed credits this spring?   HTC One A9 – details, specs and marshmallows   This smartphone is branded as a flagship even though most of the specs don’t scream flagship to the market. HTC skipped the Snapdragon 800+ turmoil and instead chose a Snapdragon 617 octa-core clocked in tandem at 1.5/1.2 GHz. The processor is accompanied by 2/3GB of RAM and variable internal storage from 16 GB to 32 GB. The storage can be upgraded though, thanks to the microSD card slot on the left edge of the device. You can even format the card to act as an extension of the internal storage thanks to the Android 6.0 OS version the phone rolls out with.   HTC One A9 […]

HTC One A9 rumored to launch in November

HTC One A9 could launch in November, and there’s word of possible specs floating around too. It all goes back to @evleaks, of course, who revealed new information regarding HTC’s newest family member.     The device will reportedly have a 5-inch FHD AMOLED display and it willl be powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor plus 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 13MP rear camera plus a 4MP Ultra-Pixel front camera. Other specs include a 2,150 mAh battery, a microSD slot and the fingerprint reader every device on the market seems to want now.   The metal build found in HTC flagships will also clad the HTC One A9.   The device will also be known as Hima Aero and it should launch sometime in November. It will be available in six different colors you can choose from. It all differs according to carriers as there will be color-exclusive devices to different US carriers at launch.   Even if we know it is not a flagship device, could the One A9 be HTC’s final gift to its fans before the launch of its One “M” for 2016? We will have to wait and see.   Source: @evleaks