HTC 10 will get Nougat in Q4, M9 and A9 to follow

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HTC announced yesterday on their Twitter a general timeline for when some of its devices will receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update.

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While no specific dates were given, we now know that the unlocked version of the HTC 10 will be first in line to receive Nougat sometime during Q4 of this year. This is certainly welcome news as manufacturers can often be very slow with updates as well as vague with their timelines. So it’s always nice to see an OEM commit to something more specific.

HTC also announced that the unlocked One M9, the unlocked One A9, and the carrier versions of those phones will be updated to Nougat sometime after. It is unclear when exactly that will happen, but since the HTC 10 was the only phone mentioned specifically for Q4, it’s likely that users of these other phones will have to wait until 2017. That timeframe, however, will probably apply only to the unlocked versions as the carriers will be doing their own round of testing with their own timelines.

One thing that’s a bit disappointing is that HTC seems to be backtracking on their promise to update the One A9 to Nougat within 15 days after they hit Nexus devices. Major software updates do indeed take time, but since HTC made this announcement almost a year ago it’s a surprise that they were not more prepared for this. However, it’s still nice to see a company communicate with their users.

Source: HTC (Twitter)


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Kevin has been obsessed with technology ever since the days of playing with commands in MS-DOS. As a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied a combination of New Media Programming and Photography, Kevin lives in New York City where he works as a photo retoucher. His first "smartphone" was the good old LG Voyager with its slide-out physical keyboard. The first Android device Kevin owned was the now-infamous HTC Thunderbolt, which he still has in a drawer somewhere. Currently rocking both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Kevin has a (un)healthy obsession with phones and has owned more than he can remember. When he's not shopping for a new phone, Kevin enjoys lots of food and wine, video games, astronomy, and the Big Apple.