Android 7.0 Nougat hits HTC Desire 530 at Verizon

Android 7.0 Nougat hits HTC Desire 530 at Verizon

HTC has quietly started to push the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Desire 530 now available at Verizon. Launched on the market last year, the HTC Desire 520 wasn't supposed to be updated to Nougat since it's rather a budget-friendly smartphone.

Surprisingly, HTC confirmed recently the Verizon Desire 530 is now eligible for an Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade. It even published a very short changelog that contains some of the most important new features and improvements included in the update.

According to HTC, besides Android 7.0 Nougat, the update adds the August security patch, a bit older than what we've been expecting, but that will do until the Taiwanese company releases another security update (if ever).

Before proceeding with the update, make sure your phone's battery is charged to at least 35%. Also, the update should take around 20 minutes and requires around 1.5GB free storage. The smartphone will reboot multiple times during the upgrade process, so don't worry about that.

Android 7.0 Nougat is likely to be the last major OS update that HTC Desire 530 receives, so if you're hoping to get Android Oreo in the future you shouldn't get your hopes up.

source: HTC

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Desire 530
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1100 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2200 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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