Good news for those who have the unlocked variant of the HTC One A9. Android Nougat is coming your way! HTC’s Mo Versi, VP of Product Management, took to Twitter yesterday to announce that starting last night, the unlocked phone would start having the latest version of Android pushed to it via an OTA update. The announcement comes after the HTC 10 started – then stopped – getting the Nougat update and it comes nearly six months after it was released by Google.
HTC One A9 Unlocked Owners! We have received technical approval on the Nougat OS update, and OTA will begin tonight!
— Mo Versi (@moversi) January 16, 2017
The update takes the One A9 to version 7.0 with the latest security patch for that build.
To this point, HTC had been keeping a tight schedule on getting updates out for the One A9. When it was launched, HTC committed to having updates out within 15 days of them being released by Google. Reality quickly settled in and the average was around 30 days. To be fair to HTC however, that was a far cry faster than any other manufacture and still is at this point. The Nougat
release, given its size and depth of changes, was never committed to be done that fast. HTC made it clear they would be issuing the update at some point and, in fact, committed to it back in May 2016 prior to Nougat’s release.
Regardless, if you have an unlocked One A9, the update has started to roll out and you should be seeing it hit your phone over the next week or so. It is a hefty update at over 1GB so you will want to make sure you are on Wi-Fi to download it.