Sprint's HTC One M9 is now enjoying the sweet taste of Android Nougat

The Sprint version of the HTC One M9 is receiving Android 7.0 starting today

The Sprint version of the HTC One M9 is receiving Android 7.0 starting today

The Sprint version of the HTC One M9, the manufacturer's 2015 flagship phone, is in the process of receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat. A screenshot showing off the System update information related to the update was disseminated via tweet, apparently by a Sprint subscriber whose One M9 received the 1.02GB update OTA. The new software version is 4.27.651.4.

Once you receive notification that the update has arrived, before you actually install it, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. At the same time, due to the large size of the files being transferred, Sprint recommends that you keep your phone plugged in during the entire updating process. Besides the updated Android OS build, the update includes the February 2017 security update and system performance enhancements.

Android 7.0 comes with Multi-Window and Split-Screen multi-tasking capabilities, the latest emoji from Unicode 9.0, Data Saver that allows you to stretch out your monthly data cap, customizable Quick Settings, the ability to respond to messages straight from a notification, and the "clear-all" button that allows you to close all open apps with the tap of a button.

If you are a Sprint customer with the HTC One M9, keep your eyes peeled for the notification that tells you Android 7.0 has arrived on your handset. Because the update is being sent out OTA, it is done on a staggered basis. That means that you might not receive the update for a few days. Be patient and before you know it, you will be enjoying the new features that come with the update.

source: @TerinHuber via @LlabTooFeR

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One M9
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3092; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

American carriers why do you always screw up Android updates?

8. bshap

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 12, 2017

Five hours since the update and my phone is virtually useless.

2. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Verizon Note 5 is now getting update as well.

3. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 641; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Nougat should've been called "Noooo!Marmite!!" It's like if you took Marshmallow, mixed it with poop and spread it on an end piece of Wonder-bread. Yum! Smack-your-lips-delicious! You can call it a s'more if you like... Battery life - awful, DM verity - enforced. Fun = none. It makes your phone cry. I highly recommend blocking Nougat OTA's at all cost.

4. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

KitKat or GTFO!

6. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Man KitKat was the tits. It was supposed to be the lightest version of 4x series Androids to date. Wonder if ditching the Dalvik for ART was all that worth it.

7. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 641; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

KitKat was the last time Google lived up to their promises, as far as the Android OS is concerned. I've got a naming suggestion for the next one: How about "Android Orifice" - because I have a feeling we're going to be f***ed!

5. bshap

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 12, 2017

It's great! After the update, my battery drains three times as fast. Well done!

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