HTC had halted the update to Android 7.0 Nougat for those using the flagship HTC 10, but this was only happening to those in Europe. However, just yesterday, this OS not only resumed rolling out in the region, but also added the 2015 HTC One M9 to the list as well.
Those in the UK and the rest of the EMEA region should be receiving the Nougat treat for both HTC 10 and One M9 anytime from now, but as usual with OTA updates, not every device will be receiving the OS at once. As more fans of the two flagships keep on waiting for the arrival of Android 7.0 Nougat update for their phones, the Taiwanese tech giant has also started rolling out the same update to another phone – the HTC 10 Lifestyle.
As at the time of this writing, those using the HTC 10 Lifestyle can now be sure to receive a notification anytime from now, but the OS is currently available in Europe. It weighs about 1.15GB, which means you’ll need a Wi-Fi connection in order to download and install it. Once the update is installed, your software build number will shoot to 2.22.401.3, bringing along the latest Android Security Patch as well.
HTC 10 Lifestyle (EU) receives Android 7.0 update. ROM version is 2.22.401.3 (1.15GB)
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Now, keep in mind that HTC 10 Lifestyle and HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle are two different phones. Where the latter is part of the renowned HTC Desire series, the former is a trimmed-down version of the flagship HTC 10. In terms of specs, the model that is now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat in the EU region comes with a high-end display screen of 5.2 inches in size and QHD resolution.
Under the hood, the HTC 10 Lifestyle drops the Snapdragon 820 used on the flagship HTC 10 in favor of a Snapdragon 652 processor. The RAM also drops from 4GB to 3GB, but the storage still remains at 32GB with room to expand it via a microSD card of up to 256GB. There are no changes to the camera specs, with the main shooter keeping the 12MP lens that comes with f/1.8 aperture, laser AF, OIS and dual-tone LED flash. The front has a 5MP lens with the same aperture, AF, and OIS as well, among other nifty features.
The phone has a good set of dual speakers that should deliver the best audio listening experience, just like many other HTC phones. You still get USB-C, a fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm audio jack and a 3000mAh battery that supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology for fast battery charging.