A few weeks before the launch of Android 7.0 Nougat, Taiwanese tech giant confirmed that the HTC 10, HTC One M9 and the midrange HTC One A9 will be receiving this update in the few months to follow.
With Android 7.0 Nougat having been around for close to three months now, HTC 10 seems to be the one to lead the way in terms of fulfilling this promise, at least according to the latest reports. Renowned leaker LlabTooFeR has taken to Twitter to break the news that the 2016 HTC 10 flagship will be ready for the OTA update by the end of November 2016. If this doesn’t materialize, the same source is adamant that the process will begin in early December.
A look at the official T-Mobile website will further cement that fact that HTC 10 should be receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat by now, but unlike the latest report, there is no mention of the date when this update will start rolling out. T-Mobile also confirms that the HTC One M9 will also be receiving the update, but a lack of mentioning the One A9 in either case could mean the phone will start seeing the Nougat treat somewhere in 2017.
Even though the tech giant had previously talked about availing Android 7.0 Nougat to three of its latest handsets first, the report only mentions the flagship HTC 10. But when further quizzed about the HTC One M9, the source added that late December or January could be the release date of Android Nougat to this 2015 flagship. Just recently, the company launched the HTC Bolt in the U.S. and it will be selling the same phone in other parts of the world as the HTC 10 Evo. Unlike the HTC 10 that is still waiting for Nougat, the Bolt comes preinstalled with the new OS, making it one of the first to come running the OS out of the box after LG V20 and Google Pixel.
HTC has reportedly begun works on the HTC 11, a phone that is rumored to feature a QHD screen with curved edges alongside a massive 4000mAh battery unit and Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. But as mentioned, this is just a rumor that can only be confirmed when the handset rolls out next year.