The HTC M9 smartphone that was released earlier this year and was rather a let down for HTC fans around the world than a worthy successor to the immediate predecessor which is the M8 – due to its so not enticing specifications and other quirks that resulted in a low volume sale for the Taiwanese company.
The company took the veils off its new One A9 smartphone a couple of months back. The Svelte looking A9 packs an impressive Snapdragon 617 chipset coupled with Adreno 405 GPU and a memory configuration of 2GB RAM / 16 ROM and 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM.
Other nifty additions include a fingerprint sensor, a USB Type-C connector, HTC’s Sense UI atop Android Marshmallow 6.0, Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0, AMOLED display – ladened with CGG4.
Together with a sleek design, HTC was able to garner some reasonable amount of One A9 owners over a short period and the company will continue with this new tradition for its upcoming flagships.
The international variant of the handset features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage and it’s reported that the aforementioned unlocked device – currently limited to America – is already receiving the Android Marshmallow update (according to various sources) – specifically 6.0.1.
Lots of questions on this, so quick update: M9 unlocked Marshmallow OS update and A9 6.0.1 (with updated emoji) is on target for this month.
— Mo Versi (@moversi) December 7, 2015
HTC’s Mo Versi posted earlier on Twitter to better clarify the announced update. The owners of the unlocked M9 will also be updated to Marshmallow 6.0.
It is worth noting that the HTC One A9 smartphone originally shipped with MM 6.0 and has already received two consecutive updates that include new AMOLED display color profiles.
There isn’t so much that is new with the new 6.0.1 update – aside bug fixes and minor enhancements. However, it is exciting to see HTC leading the way by updating its device to the latest and greatest of Android and it’s a tradition we hope the Taiwanese company will continue to maintain.
As it is with most OTAs, the process is not exactly smooth because the update is usually pushed out in batches so it might take some time to arrive on your unit. However, you may still go to the Settings > About device > System updates to manually request if you’d rather not wait.
Do you own the international variant of both the One A9 and M9? Have you received the Marshmallow update? Kindly let us know in the comments below.