The HTC One A9 will arrive officially today during a livestreamed event from the Taiwanese manufacturer at 9AM Pacific (Noon Eastern). HTC has told us that this isn’t a “traditional” launch event, so who knows how this will go down. What I can tell you is that we will eventually have our hands-on this thing – stay tuned for that. (more…)
The HTC One A9 will be announced at a press event next week in New York, but before we get there, don’t be surprised if we learn every last detail about the device. We had previously seen it in leaked pictures of dummy phones and in the hands of blurry-cam operators. Today, though, we get 100% clean imagery of the phone and some specs, thanks to Orange, a wireless carrier in France. (more…)
We are nearing HTC’s event on October 20 in New York City, where we find it likely that the company will announce the One A9 for global markets. Included in the tweet states we will see the “evolution of the One.” To hype up followers on social media, HTC posted the below embedded tweet, complete with grey scale nature video. (more…)
Twitter account @OnLeaks posted a few photos of the HTC One A9 this weekend, ahead of its probable unveiling on October 20 in New York City. The photos are of a dummy unit, meaning it has no working parts inside, but the body should be true to what we will see when the device is made official. (more…)
Lost in yesterday’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow bag of Nexus glory was a subtle announcement from T-Mobile as to which of its devices will receive the update to Google’s latest tasty treat. Via their software update status page, we can see a list of devices that have all entered the early development stage for the upgrade to Android 6.0.
Outside of the Nexus devices they support, which are about to receive the update, the rest are all still in stage 1, which is “Manufacturer Development.” In other words, T-Mobile is waiting for each individual OEM to get them updates for testing before being able to push it to your phone. It’ll be a while on some of these, unfortunately. (more…)
Now that Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory images are available and over-the-air (OTA) updates are rolling out slowly, what do you say we play a little future predicting? Google, as is always the case (except for that one time Motorola was on top of it), pushes updates to its Nexus line-up first, but after that, it’s a race to see who can be next.
Many of the big manufacturers have to get updates ready for their skins (Samsung, LG, HTC, etc.), while others just need time to make sure all is working well enough with their add-ons (Motorola). Of course, there are carrier barriers here that add time to the process, along with companies having to find the resources needed to work on update testing. In the past, we have seen companies lay out schedules for delivery, while others often shock is with how quickly (or slowly) they get these things ready.
So today, we want to know who you think is going to be first to push an official Marshmallow update (Edit: Outside of Nexus devices, folks. Come on.)? In the poll below, we went with the big guys, but did list an “Other” category as a catch-all for those not listed.
In early August, when Stagefright had many Android owners worried about malicious MMS messages, Google, Samsung, and LG announced fast tracked security updates that would roll out monthly for device owners. With the announcement of these updates, Samsung and LG both stated that thanks to help from carriers and partners, device owners would be able to receive the security updates in a timely manner. The only reason stating that is important is because we all know the damper effect carriers have on OTA updates for Android.
Over the weekend, HTC America’s president, Jason Mackenzie, was asked if his company would also be providing monthly security updates for device owners. On Twitter, Mackenzie stated that commitment such as that, “is not realistic.” (more…)