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HTC Android 7.1 Nougat Update: HTC 10, HTC One M9, HTC One A9 Current Status

by Ralph Chen / Aug 21, 2017 11:18 AM EDT
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HTC commits with a 90-day software update for every new release of Android OS and it is extended to devices released within two years. Find out the progress of Android update on HTC 10, HTC One M9 and HTC One A9.

Taiwanese electronics company HTC follows a commitment for Android devices to release software updates in 90 days after the new version of Android is made available. It is extended for all HTC Android devices released within two years. However, the rollout of software updates varies according to territory and network carrier.

HTC 10 is upgradable to software version 2.51.617.1 released on July 31 which delivers system enhancements and Android security updates for the month of July. The final build of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Sprint HTC 10 was released on February 20 with build version 2.4.651.6 which brings network performance improvements and Android security patches, according to the network carrier's support website.

T-Mobile released the 2.41.531.44 software update for HTC 10 on June 30 which also brings system enhancements and April 2017 Android security updates. Verizon rolled out software version 2.41.605.20 for HTC 10 to update the device's Android security patches, according to Verizon Wireless.

International HTC 10 is also upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat and the software update covered several regions globally. Coverage includes India, Russia, Middle East, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Android 7.0 Nougat already reached HTC One M9 and HTC One A9 in the United States from different network carriers. Users of the international versions of these smartphones in Asia, Europe, and Africa also received the update through a wireless connection.

HTC may skip Android 7.1.2 Nougat in favor of the upcoming Android O 8.0 version since the former mainly focuses on Android security patches. In any cases, all three devices mentioned above are eligible to the upcoming Android O and the company's 90-day promise for software update could lead to early release by late 2017.

Android 7.0 Nougat from HTC delivers new features such as multitasking efficiency by enabling split-screen viewing to display two apps at the same time and double tap to quickly switch to the previous app, direct reply from the notifications bar, Data Saver prevents apps in the background to stop data connection, Quick Settings now have Wi-Fi and other quick settings for easy turning on or off, new slide out menu to directly access the main settings and adjustable sizes of display items such as icons and images.

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