HTC starts rolling Android Nougat update to unlocked HTC 10 units

Android Nougat 7.1

HTC today made a mega announcement regarding the Android Nougat update for the HTC 10. The company’s VP of Product Management Mr. Mo Versi today announced via Twitter that the Nougat update is going to start hitting the unlocked HTC 10 units from today onwards, he doesn’t mention any particular region in the tweet that confirms that this will be a global Android Nougat update rollout for the device. However, the update might be rolled out in phases so it may take some time to hit your device. The device was already spotted running the Nougat OS on GFXbench in October.

HTC 10
HTC 10

Mo Versi tweeted, “Happy Thanksgiving! HTC 10 unlocked owners will receive Nougat OS update tomorrow morning! Enjoy!” In August, the company confirmed that the HTC 10 will get the Nougat update in the Q4 of the 2016 but hasn’t mentioned any specific date. The next HTC devices to get the Android Nougat update are HTC One M9 and HTC One A9. The company was not able to keep its promise to roll out ‘every’ new Android update to the HTC One A9 smartphone within 15 days of it being pushed to Google’s Nexus devices.

HTC USA also confirmed the Friday rollout of the Android Nougat update for the unlocked HTC 10 units. “The Unlocked #HTC10 is getting Android Nougat — We’ve just passed TA testing, so you can expect a rollout to begin on Friday.” tweeted the company on their Twitter account. The new Android Nougat update brings several new features for the HTC 10 device including multi-window options, better battery optimization, bundled notifications and several other improvements and new features as well.

Announcing the Nougat update for the HTC 10 units, HTC becomes the third non-Google company to announce the Android Nougat update for their devices. Previously, the Motorola announced the Nougat update for the Moto Z and Moto Z Force devices and LG announced the update for the LG G5 at Sprint. Samsung is also expected to roll out the update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge units by December end as the company is already beta testing the new Android Nougat update on the flagship devices.


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