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European HTC One A9 lands the Android 7.0 update

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If you live in Europe and still rock the HTC One A9, we have some terrific news for you. The Android 7.0 Nougat update is now heading to your phone. Originally, HTC said that those with the unlocked version of the phone would receive software updates within 15-days after they were pushed to Nexus handsets. But HTC had to drop that promise. Which is why we are telling you that the European version of the phone is beginning to receive the update now. The update being sent includes the February security patch, which tells you how far behind this update is. Because it is disseminated OTA, the files could take even some more time to arrive on your One A9.

News of the update came in an official tweet from Graham Wheeler, the Product and Service Director for HTC in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The software version of the update is 2.17.401.2, and when it hits your One A9, make sure that you are on a Wi-Fi connection before initiating the updating process. Also, check to see that the battery on your device is fully charged.

Android 7.0 brings Multi-Window to your phone, allowing you to be more productive by viewing two apps side by side. Doze is improved, making sure that when your phone isn't active, neither are those apps that drain battery life by connecting to the network in the background. The latest emoji from Unicode 9.0 are yours with Android 7.0, and so are customized Quick Settings. With the update, you can expand certain notifications and reply to email, tweets and other messages directly from the notifications screen.

If you can't wait for the notification that tells you Android 7.0 has arrived on your HTC One A9, you can try to coax the update out of your phone manually by opening settings and clicking on "Check for updates."


source: @wheelergd via AndroidPolice

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