HTC 10 should be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat in Q4, One M9 and A9 will follow


Not long after Google released Android 7.0 Nougat, HTC today shared some details on when three of its smartphones should be updated to this new version of the OS. 

The company plans to bring Nougat to the HTC 10 sometime in the fourth quarter of the year, thus in October the earliest, and December the latest. After that, the One M9 and One A9 will also receive official Nougat updates.

HTC mentions that the unlocked versions of these three handsets will be the first to get Android Nougat. Carrier models will be updated later - which isn't surprising, since carriers almost always need more time to test and approve software updates.

As you may remember, it was back in June when HTC first confirmed that the HTC 10, One M9, and One A9 would all get Nougat. It's good to see that the company now has clearer plans regarding the timing of the updates, isn't it?

Currently being rolled out to select Google Nexus devices, Android 7.0 Nougat brings a slew of new features and enhancements, including Google Assistant, multi-window multitasking, Data Saver, improved notification controls, and so on. For more details, go ahead and check out our Android 7.0 Nougat review.

source: HTC (Twitter)

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7 Comments

1. MahmoudHamsharii

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

And the X9?

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Wasn't one of the prime selling points of the A9 that it would get updates within 30 days of Nexus devices? What kind of terrible backtracking is this?

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Actually it was 15 days, so yep huge backtracking http://www.xda-developers.com/htc-launches-the-htc-one-a9/

3. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Any company that doesn't update their flagships in 2016 should just go and die. This time, google has given plenty of time for OEMs to update their flagships. Android has never been released in August and this is a great opportunity for OEMs to update their flagships in the same year the update came out. The main offenders last year were oneplus and Samsung. Let's see how they do this year. I'm sure LG will do great, followed by HTC. Motorola I'm unsure of because since lenovo aquisition they have been slacking. Sony will continue to suck because they don't even care.

4. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

No one cares HTC, your loyal customers gave up on you like 3 phones ago.

5. w1000i

Posts: 247; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

I care, for the best phone in the world 10 .

7. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

I've got the HTC One A9. So far, love the phone itself, but disappointed by how little HTC cares about community ROMs. I've read that HTC didn't give the audio drivers, so CM13 sound output is low, and to flash CM13 you have to downgrade the firmware which involves some stuff I wouldn't be comfortable doing. I'd love to flash CM13 to get a Nexus-like experience.

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