HTC was only the second company after Sony to confirm devices eligible for the Android 7 update, and HTC promised to bring the sweetness to HTC 10 devices by the end of 2016. The Taiwanese company is keeping up with their promise, and while wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving, HTC announced that HTC 10 is officially being updated to Android 7.0 Nougat starting November 25, which would be tomorrow for everyone celebrating Thanksgiving.
It’s unclear whether this includes both U.S. and European variants of the unlocked HTC 10, but this surely begins the phone’s inevitable succession to the latest Android version, with carriers likely rolling out the update in the coming weeks.
After the unlocked HTC 10, HTC should update the unlocked One M9 and One A9, but, for now, there’s no exact release date for Nougat on these two handsets. What we do know is that carrier versions of the HTC 10 and HTC One M9 will receive Android Nougat “early next year.”
The HTC 10 hasn’t received the critical accolades or the eyeball grabbing attention of the Galaxy S7 or Google Pixel this year, but it’s a very solid device, and a contender for the best smartphone of 2016. The bump up to Android 7.0 Nougat will definitely help.
This update will bring the HTC 10 in the Nougat league of devices which currently comprises of Nexus devices, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, the Moto Z family, and LG G5 (only the Sprint version for now). Good job, HTC!
Excited for some Nougat-y sweetness? How would you rate HTC in terms of providing updates?