HTC 10, 10 Lifestyle, and One M9 Start Receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update
Previous HTC had rolled out the Android Nougat update to unlocked HTC One A9 smartphones only. Nowadays it looks like HTC 10 Lifestyle units will also be receiving the latest Android version. Particularly, HTC 10 and HTC One M9 have been deemed to receive the updates. The roll-out will begin from Europe.
The news was confirmed by HTC's Graham Wheeler, Product and Service Director, HTC EMEA. In a tweet, Wheeler wrote, "HTC 10 Nougat starts rolling out today. The UK first more regions to follow soon."
It's worth noting that the unlocked HTC 10 units happening getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update in select regions back in November while the unlocked HTC One M9 also received the Nougat update in December though it was also limited to some regions.
HTC’s Android 7.0 update schedule, while nowhere near as desolate as Samsung’s, has been a little hectic, especially outside of the US. But the company’s one true 2016 flagship reportedly stalled Nougat’s expansion to the old continent for system stabilization and improvements to OS responsiveness.
And now this region-specific goodie pack, which was apparently well “worth waiting more”, is finally making its way to the UK, with additional European countries following “soon.” Alongside the standard HTC 10, the slightly lower-end 10 Lifestyle is also receiving an over-the-air 7.0 promotion across EU territories. Oh, and the older One M9 too. Yup, the spring 2015-released M9 that used to run Lollipop back in the day.
Nougaty UI improvements and tweaks, with important upgrades to battery life, notifications, multitasking, data-saving functionality, security and general device performance, should tip the scales at a little over 1GB, clearly requiring plenty of fuel in these three phones’ tanks. Also, it might be wise to download them on Wi-Fi.
By the way, just because HTC 10, 10 Lifestyle and One M9 updates are underway in select European regions, it doesn’t mean every user in every country will be getting them in a matter of days or even weeks. This is a long, gradual process, and it’s best not to rush it.
Soon after Google released the final build of Android 7.0 Nougat last year, HTC had declared that the HTC 10, HTC One M9, and HTC One A9 will obtain the update sometime in the fourth quarter. Though, the company has been somewhat late as users who did not receive the Nougat update in the initial rollout are only now receiving the update as the company resumes its update rollout.