The newest version of Android software is officially being rolled out and HTC One A9 owners are in for a treat as the announcement was made by the vice president for product management of HTC U.S via Twitter. The firmware is automatically updated over the air within the US as of January 16th.
HTC One A9 is the third device to receive an update to Android 7.0 Nougat after HTC 10 and HTC One M9. It will come with a near-stock experience as it is a continuing trend for OEMs these days and users should now expect less bloatware.
Not only will this update bring stability and performance improvements but it also means that users are going to have access to a multi-window mode as well as an improved notification panel, bundled alerts and an improved security.
The update doesn’t come just with improvements as HTC had to stop updating their HTC 10 devices due to some unidentified bugs. This bug was also encountered by other OEMs such as Google who have reportedly encountered problems such as battery drainage as well as speaker noises on their Nexus lineup.
This temporary update is only taking place for HTC 10 smartphones while HTC One M9 users have not been affected by any bug whatsoever. Not only is this a worrying factor for people who own these respective devices but the bug can lead to security issues as well as reduce the device’s overall performance.
How To Update
Users should be made aware that an update is available via a notification on their screens. If one cannot find this notification, manually head to the Settings menu and navigate towards the About Device section, where you will find the Software Update panel.
After you’ve done that make sure you manually click on the Check for Updates feature which will scan whether an update is available or not. Please not that before initiating the update, the device must be fully charged as well as connected to a strong Wi-Fi connection to make sure that the downloading process will not be stopped.
Another factor which should be taken into consideration is that the OTA is being issued in multiple batches and if you weren’t among the ones to receive it yet, it should automatically update in a couple of days.