HTC is living up to its promise that its 2016 flagship, HTC 10, alongside last year’s HTC One M9, will be among the first to receive the new Android 7.0 Nougat update before the year ends.
After it rolled out the new Android 7.0 Nougat to the HTC 10 about two weeks ago, the Taiwanese tech giant is now doing the same with its 2015 flagship, the HTC One M9. Like the former, the new OS is not available for all variants of the One M9, instead, only those using unlocked models are able to get this update as at the time of this writing.
The release of Android 7.0 Nougat to the HTC 10 also affected unlocked devices, with the company promising that carrier-based versions will start seeing the same update in early 2017. This is the same story with the latest update to the One M9, where the company is also promising to avail the Nougat OTA for carrier versions starting early next year.
Even though the update to Android 7.0 Nougat has only been confirmed for those living in the U.S., the fact that the OS is now rolling out should mean other regions will be joining up sooner than later. However, there is still no word on when both devices – HTC 10 and One M9 – will start receiving Android 7.1 Nougat update, but it should be long, now that the same update has already begun rolling out to Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X devices.
When making its Android 7.0 Nougat promise, HTC also added that the midrange One A9 will also be part of the early recipients of the OS. Well, there is still no official communication as to when this will commence, but it is possible that HTC will slip it between now and January, right before the carrier versions start receiving the update.
Have you updated your HTC One M9 to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat? Please share your experience via the comments.