The latest phone released by HTC was its Exodus 1 Blockchain phone for cryptocurrency traders. The device, which was released last December, was pre-installed with Android 8 Oreo. A new HTC handset was recently spotted on a benchmark site powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset. And Bluetooth certification documents for the company’s first 5G phone call recently surfaced; that device should launch during the second half of this year. And the Exodus 2 is due out later this year.
In today’s tweet, HTC says that the HTC U11 will be updated to Android 9 starting sometime later this month. The flagship HTC U12+ will be updated starting sometime in June, and the HTC U11+ will be updated to Android 9 late next month. In case you are curious, both the HTC U11 and HTC U11+ were released in 2017 while the HTC U12+ was launched last year.
Just four years ago HTC tried to promote timely updates for the unlocked version of the HTC One A9 when the phone was released back in 2015. The company said that those who purchased the phone would receive Android updates no later than 15 days after they were first made available to Nexus devices. For those too young to remember, Nexus handsets were phones designed by Google but manufactured by other companies. Like the Pixel handsets, the Nexus handsets were always first to receive the latest Android updates. This was quite an ambitious promise made by HTC at the time, and one that they ultimately failed to keep.