On the bright side, the rollout will begin before the second quarter of the year ends, as the company had promised before.
HTC does not announce the exact date of the Android 9 update. According to the tweet, only three devices will be receiving the Android Pie update. But that doesn't mean HTC has abandoned its phone business altogether.
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Do note that HTC does mention that the deployment of the update will vary from regions and carriers.
Exodus 1, HTC's first blockchain phones, has reportedly performed as per the expectations of the company, and its successors will extend the manufacturer's blockchain apps to include things such as messaging, browsing, and social media. In 2018, HTC stopped making new smartphones, and now, the company is taking the final steps to keep up the promise (offering at least two major Android updates to HTC flagship smartphones).
The sales of HTC smartphones have been getting thinner from the past year, and the company wasn't making enough profit to stay afloat.