HTC One A9 to be one of the first non-Nexus devices to run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box?

The rumoured HTC One A9, codenamed “Aero,” has been making rounds around the rumour mill as of late, which is said to be the device that can potentially change HTC’s fortunes. It is said to be the “Hero” phone HTC head honcho Cher Wang promised investors. We’re pretty confident that the device will run Android, but it remains a mystery what version of Google’s operating system will power the device, until now. If a renowned HTC insider and ROM developer is to be believed, the HTC One A9 will run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box.

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) pre-installed?

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The renowned HTC insider and ROM developer in question goes by the name of @LlabTooFeR on Twitter. He claims that HTC will release the HTC One A9 in between the months of October and November. He also claims that the device will run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. If this holds water, this would mean that the HTC One A9 will be one of the first non-Nexus devices to come with Marshmallow pre-installed.

HTC has sent invites for an event scheduled on the 29th of September. On that same date, Google will be hosting a press event. Google is expected to officially unveil two new Nexus devices at its event – the LG-made Nexus 5X smartphone and the Huawei-made Nexus 6 (2015). The two are expected to run Marshmallow out of the box. The question is, is it a coincidence that HTC’s rumoured Hero phone will be unveiled on the same day two new Nexus devices will make their official debut, or is this all part of a bigger plan? We’ll just have to wait and see.

According to past reports, the HTC One A9 will sport a screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). We still have no idea what the cameras will be on board the upcoming device, but the common consensus is the device’s camera will support RAW photos. Under the hood will be MediaTek’s MT6797 deca-core (10 cores) processor, coupled with 4 GB of RAM.

It’s a fact that HTC has seen better days, after posting record-low earnings. With the HTC One A9 potentially being one of the first non-Nexus devices to run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, this could be what the HTC needs to get back on its feet.

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