You'll be forgiven for canceling HTC's smartphone business when it's over. The Pixel 3A that Google just launched was developed by its Taiwan team, which Google acquired from HTC more than a year ago, and HTC itself has been silent about the new flagships since the U12 Plus last summer. Well, HTC has shown some small signs of life this week by announcing its launch schedule for late updates of Android 9 Pie. The HTC U11 will be updated first, at the end of May, followed by the U12 Plus in June, and the U11 Plus from the end of June. It is likely that the owners of other HTC phones do not have luck.
There was a time when HTC was among the first Android providers with the latest version of Android, both in terms of updating their existing flagship products and offering them in their latest releases. But those years are long gone, and HTC's approach and future path is now resolved so that the Vive virtual reality hardware ecosystem is a success. The current update of Android 9 can probably be considered a final gesture of goodwill for the faithful followers of the company. The new Android 10 Q from Google will not be shown on any HTC phone, unless someone transfers it to the immortal HD2 .
We want to share the launch schedule of Android Pie updates for #HTC smartphones. Keep in mind that certain regions and the operator's implementation may affect these dates. The deployment of U11 will begin at the end of May 2019; U11 + will begin at the end of June 2019; U12 + will begin in mid June 2019. Thanks pic.twitter.com/eyeCdX5qWm
– HTC (@htc) May 10, 2019