HTC 10 and LG G Pad X 8.0 start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update at T-Mobile


HTC delivered Android 7.0 Nougat update to its flagship smartphone back in November, but only unlocked versions were eligible for the upgrade. The Taiwanese company confirmed carrier-branded HTC 10 units will start receiving the update in early 2017.

Well, it looks like T-Mobile is among the first carriers in the United States to offer the Android 7.0 Nougat update to HTC 10 users. Although the phone's software update page hasn't been refreshed to confirm the rollout, many HTC 10 owners report they have successfully captured the update.

If you own the T-Mobile HTC 10, then you should check for the update by heading to Settings / About / Software updates / Check Now. It's worth noting that this is fairly sizable update, weighing in at 1.22GB, so make sure you have enough storage before attempting to download it.

In the same piece of news, another device sold by T-Mobile, the LG G Pad X 8.0 seems to be eligible for a similar update as well.

However, for the time being, the Android 7.0 Nougat update for LG's tablet is only available via LG Bridge desktop software. Even so, it appears that only a small percentage of users are getting the update, which suggests that a wider rollout should begin in the next couple of days.

source: XDA Developers (1, 2) via TMONews

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11 Comments

1. Takeharu

Posts: 285; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Meanwhile the European HTC 10 hasn't received any updates for almost four months! WTF HTC?!

2. salami1980

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Also no update in Asia, nice work HTC Any way I will leave HTC 10 & I will get Sony Xperia XZ Sony send updates so fast, my uncle Sony Xperia X got the second Nougat stability update & I'm still waiting for Nougat.

5. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Its hard to prepare updates for ALL carriers/regions at one time and Sony is usually the last with updates... and you want to change htc 10 for a worse phone that sony XZ is becasue you are so impatient to wait few more weeks for an update?! I guess your phone doesnt work without nougat? lol

9. Colombianmax

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

lol.. last summer I went from an HTC One S to a Sony Xperia Z5c based on the size (I prefer small phones), I barely tolerated the Xperia for 2 weeks and could not bare it and returned it for a full refund... garbage camera and I'm sure it would have gotten nice and hot if I pushed the processor a bit. Returned it and bought myself an HTC 10, other than the huge size of the phone, I am a happy camper. I have gotten plenty of updates from T-Mobile since having the 10... It's a shame, I really wanted to give Sony as chance as it's the only manufacturer that still makes "compact" devices with premium specs. The marketing for their cameras are quite deceiving though. The device felt very premium in my hand but the camera is the biggest deal breaker for me, especially seeing that my 4 year old 8mp camera on the HTC One S was superior in every way possible. On paper the Sony camera specs are top notch but they underperform in every way possible.

11. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I tried Sony phone too... Z3 compact. IT looked impressive and was really compact for that screen size. I sold it 1 week later... I had HTC M7 before and that 4mpx camera that got so much hate was far better then 20mpx Sony camera...I like Sony alot but their phones...Never again.

3. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I bought HTC 10, it was HK model, thanksfully I decided to unlock it and install US Firmware.

7. hTClover25

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 05, 2016

do you had not any problem for this action until now?? i don't know do it or not,because i afraid of damage my smartphone

8. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Just wait for the update. Will cole soon.

4. TBomb

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Question about updates... When you update and the size of the update is, for example, 1.22GB... does the storage on the phone lose 1.22GB of space or does some of the code and storage get replaced by the new update, but you need 1.22GB just to import it?

6. hTClover25

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 05, 2016

please tag a news about when android 7 for european devices will come exactly???!! we htc 10 owners wait a lot for it :((

10. Fallin

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

If you update the HTC 10 be careful. It adds some apps that you can't uninstall. You can disable them though. It added Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Duo, and Boost+. So just a heads up if your debating on updating to the latest version.

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