The Vernee Mars is the first Helio P10-powered Android smartphone to get the Nougat 7.0 update
Android updates are always exciting. The addition of new features, a refined user experience, and other included goodies is always a real treat for any user of the Android platform, and as we've been seeing lately, lots of big OEMs are hard at work to ensure that their handsets are running the latest flavor of the Android OS - 7.0 Nougat. Samsung, LG, Sony, and other companies have recently been working on getting their smartphones upgraded Google's new software, but these top dogs aren't the only ones who are ensuring that they're hardware is running the best version of Android yet.
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The Vernee Mars was announced back in late September of this year, and although the phone just shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow a couple months ago, Vernee has already announced that the Mars will be receiving the official update to 7.0 Nougat on December 6. That's a pretty impressive turnaround time for a company as small as Vernee, but even more impressive is the fact that the Vernee Mars will be the first smartphone with the Helio P10 chipset to received the Nougat treatment.
In addition to running the Helio P10 processor and stock Android (soon to be 7.0 Nougat), the Vernee Mars also features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a screen-to-body ratio of 81-percent, an all-aluminum build, 4GB of RAM, a fingerprint sensor, and more. All of the details can be found in our announcement article for the phone, but in short, the Mars is a very capable smartphone for not a lot of cash ($249 unlocked).
Since the Vernee Mars will be the first Helio P10-powered phone running 7.0 Nougat, it will be interesting to see how it performs compared to similarly-speced phones running a Qualcomm or MediaTek processor. If you happen to own the Mars, be sure to let us know down in the comments below just how Android Nougat runs on the Helio P10 silicon.