HTC One (M8) is getting Android 7.0 Nougat update at T-Mobile


In an unexpected turn of events, T-Mobile announced it has finished testing Android 7.0 Nougat for the HTC One (M8), and the update should now be available for download.

We're quite surprised to see that a three-year-old phone is still getting a major software update such as Android 7.0 Nougat. If this isn't truly a mistake made by T-Mobile, it's remarkable that HTC has decided to continue to support its One (M8), a smartphone that was launched back in March 2014.

It's worth noting that T-Mobile and a few other carriers in the United States pushed Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the One (M8) about a year ago. On March 24, 2017, T-Mobile updated its online support page to inform HTC One (M8) owners that they can download Android 7.0 Nougat.

Unfortunately, we don't have additional evidence on the matter, so if you're one of T-Mobile's customers who's still owning the HTC One (M8) let us know in the comments if you've already received the update.

Still, with all the efforts that HTC has put into keeping its most popular flagships up to date software-wise, we don't think there will be another major update for the One (M8) after this one.

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7513; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Wow! GG HTC, three years of updates.

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Legendary.

3. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Wow! I thought the sd801 devices won't receive the nougat update, but is possible. Very good htc

6. Frogger

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

So this leaves no excuse for Samsung to leave behind the Galaxy S5.

8. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

I second you. I have an Galaxy S5 stuck on Marshmallow. If HTC can do it on SD801 then so can other manufacturers. I guess "planned obsolescence" is a thing after all.

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3151; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Such an awesome phone. The Windows version was probably the best all-around phone along with the Samsung Ativ SE. But don't let the Lumia fanboys hear that. Very surprising to see such an "old" phone get an Android update.

7. FlowRyda

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 27, 2017

T-Mobile made a mistake. Check sources. Why my previous comment was removed?

9. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

We need to make some sort of petition to force greedy OEMs in issuing Nougat on SD 800 series.

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