The unlocked HTC 10’s software update includes the security patches from Google, bug fixes, and system stability improvement. The version is 1.80.617.1 and it’s a mild 304.51MB package.
As always, it’s recommended that you download the software update using a WiFi connection to avoid burning through your carrier’s data limit. Then, once ready to install, you’ll need to either have a good charge on your battery or connect the phone to a charger.
It’s possible that, if you’re like me, you’ve experienced an odd little bug with your unlocked HTC 10. Every now and then, the very bottom of my units’ screen will go unresponsive. So I’m hoping that’s fixed with this software update; however, my issue could be hardware-related and tied to my HTC 10 potentially being a pre-release unit.
The unlocked HTC 10, which we named one of the best phones in the world right now, is currently available from the company’s site for $699. Because it isn’t a carrier variant, you can expect to receive software updates like today’s first. Even better is that HTC typically pushes out software updates before the competition. So you get a high-end phone with constantly-updated software in a device that can be used on almost any network.