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HTC promises monthly security updates for One A9

by Killian Bell | November 22, 2015November 22, 2015 11:00 am PDT

HTC has vowed to release monthly security updates for its new One A9 smartphone, ensuring the handset gets Google’s latest patches as they become available. The company has also rolled out November’s patch, which also includes camera and battery improvements.

When it originally unveiled the One A9, HTC promised that the unlocked version for U.S. customers would receive the latest Android updates within 15 days of Google’s public release. Now it has confirmed that doesn’t just apply to regular, numbered Android updates.

“The phone maker says it’s committed to getting monthly security patches, like Google’s recent November update, rolled out to U.S. unlocked A9s “within 15 business days of Google’s first push to Nexus,”” reports Android Central.

Google’s November patch is already rolling out to One A9 handsets in the U.S., and it comes with improvements to the camera and battery, according to HTC Product Manager Mo Versi. If you haven’t already received an update notification, try searching for the release manually now.

It’s not clear at this time when One A9 handsets in international markets can expect to receive this, but it certainly seems the U.S. is HTC’s priority at the moment. When probed about an update for Europe on Twitter, Versi simply said HTC would update us later.

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...