HTC has understood that the best way to regain ground in the market for Android smarthphones is much more focus on services, as well as having attractive smartphones, with good price and support them effectively. And what happened with this HTC One A9 could be a sign of the strategy that will continue throughout 2016.
If last Wednesday we knew all the HTC One M9 were already beginning to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, now the good news are coming to the HTC One A9, a mid-range with great design, will is even getting a more complete version of the update: Android 6.0.1. This has started to happen in the last hours and consists of two processes: a first update that is not very heavy, only 99.4 MB, and on the other the heaviest one, that brings everything important that goes up to 1.21 GB.
As you can imagine, this update comes with version 6.0 of the operating system of Google and that also brings the Doze function that allows us to manage better the battery life when our device is asleep, which throughout the period of the Android 5.0 Lollipop was a real problem in terms of time. But anyway, Marshmallow offers much else besides the above.
For example the management of permissions when installing applications, where we can allow or refuse to use the calls, or messages, or microphone, or access our address book, etc. Also, we receive more than 200 new emojis or one of the more useful options incorporated by Google on Android: Google Now on Tap, to get search results for keywords that appear on the screen.
HTC, through its US subsidiary (with the famous Mo Versi) had come to promise updates within a few days of Nexus received from Google. Well, this Android 6.0.1 for the HTC One A9 is the demonstration of the new way they want to go that besides the speed of complying quickly as promised, brought as a gift a ROM much more stock than usual. No such interference by HTC at the facility.
That means swifter Android Marshmallow terminal to move, to do more effectively and in a way, an attempt to replicate the success that companies like Motorola have had in recent years with Moto G and Moto E.