Verizon starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC One M9


Good news for HTC One M9 owners in the United States, as the two-year-old smartphone is now getting its second major Android OS update. The device that made its debut at Verizon with Android 5.0 Lollipop on board is being updated to Nougat over the next few days.

Verizon confirmed on its support website that HTC One M9 is eligible for Android 7.0 Nougat, an update that brings quite a lot of new features and improvements. Also, the carrier announced the update includes the latest Android security updates and bug fixes.

To recap, Android Nougat brings multi-window and split-screen view, more Settings app options, quicker multi-tasking, additional reply options and lots of other visual and performance improvements.

If you own Verizon's HTC One M9 smartphone, you might want to check that your battery is fully charged before starting the software update. The Big Red states the update is pushed OTA and can be captured via Verizon's network or Wi-Fi.

We can safely say Android Nougat will be the last major software update that the HTC One M9 will receive, although the smartphone might continue to get security updates for some time.

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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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11 Comments

1. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

And this is why I don't buy phones from the carrier anymore...

2. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Or any for that matter with a major skin.. Glad to see Oneplus still supporting the 3T after the Oneplus 2 debacle ha

3. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Why I don't buy Android anymore.

4. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

HTC has ALWAYS been terribly slow about releasing updates. even going back to the ICS update for android. I had an HTC at the time and while all my friends who had Samsung and LG were getting the update I was sitting and waiting. I finally got it about 6 months later.

9. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Wrong. If you've owned an Unlocked HTC device, you will be among the first to get updates...this is a CARRIER device controlled by the CARRIER, big difference.

10. southernzombie

Posts: 355; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

my point still stands. HTC has always been slow.

5. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Better late than never?

6. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Typical...carrier waits until the last minute, to update their devices. I wouldn't blame anyone on this. It's MARKETING. Why update a phone, when you can talk people into BUYING A NEW ONE.

7. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Android sucks. I was a hardcore Android lover until I saw how the iPhone 7 plus performed and how my Android phone was ditched with Qualcomm giving lame excuses about drivers. I'm sure all the people who say iPhones suck probably never used a recently released iPhone.

11. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

People who say "Android sucks" probably never used an unadulterated device without all the bloat like on stock or a near stock device. You probably had a Samsung device on a carrier, that usually will kill it for most people.

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